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Had the PS3 hooked up to a HDMI on my tv, now i hooked it up using the AV Cables and no picture or sound.

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You have to go into the menu of your TV and set it up in the input area. Yo need to check your TV's manual maybe. I just did the same thing tonight on a tv new to me and with no manual. So if I can do it you can figuare it out.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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Hi our PS3 has no sound or picture. It does have the green power light on.


What is probably happening, is your PS3 is set for the wrong type of output. If you are using an HDMI cord, try switching to the AV cables that came with your PS3, and set your TV at the appropriate input to correspond with the AV hookups, and see if the picture works then.
If you are using the AV cables, it may have been set to HDMI accidentally. You need to use an HDMI cord, and hook the PS3 up to an HDMI compatible TV or monitor, and select the HDMI input. Once you get the picture working, go to Settings>Display Settings and set the display you wish to use.

May 16, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hooked up hd cable to ps3 and tv, now have no sound


Be sure to check the cables. You may need to replace them.

Try the cables with another component, if possible.

Also, try using AV cables to verify that it is not the TV and to simply troubleshoot:

To get back to default AV settings:

Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)

Press and hold the power button again until it shuts off again.


Once you have verified that AV is working, turn off console, take out AV cables.


Plug in HDMI cable and turn system back on. Switch TV input to HDMI and it will ask you if you would like to use the HDMI cables, select yes again and verify.


If you cannot get sound, again, check the cables..


If new cables do not work, then your HDMI output is going bad, not from use rather normal wear and tear of the motherboard.


To get the best non HD picture, you will need to get some 'component' cables, rather than the standard AV (red, white, yellow).


Good luck

Jan 27, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Sound Clipping


Sounds like a faulty cable yes. Try it with the AV cables and see if the sound still is faulty. Or it could be the audio settings, make sure these are correct. And if you switch to AV make sure to make the appropiate changes to the sound settings again when you do change the cables. If not then it will be either your cable or one of the hdmi connectors tv or ps3. try hooking it up to another tv with hdmi.

Dec 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No picture or sound


Your display needs to be reset, Turn the ps3 off. Then turn the ps3 back on but continue to press the power button until you hear the beeps then it should work fine :)

Aug 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 does not show a picture wene it is hooked up with AV cables it just has sound but wene I plug in a HDMI cable sound and picture works. How can I switch it back to AV cables? I know there is a...


YES,ON YOUR TV GO TO CHANNEL 0 THEN DOWN ONCE AV CABLES ARE HOOKED UP,SOMETIMES ITSCH.69 JUST KEEP TRIN AND IT WILL POP UP,MAKE SURE RED,YELLOW,WHITE ARE IN RIGHT HOLES ...RED IS PIC. WH.SOUND

Jul 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 has no picture or sound...


if there's absolutely nothing on the TV screen, then most probably the video output is different then the cables you are using (eg: video output HD and you are using AV cables). Are you sure your TV is set correctly? like using HD cable you have to choose HDMI or AV cable choose AV. Anyway, When the PS3 is on, turn it off by pressing and holding the power button on the front (so the light turns red) you will hear beep sound ( I can't remember how many but not once). This should reset the Video output to AV. Swithch to AV cables (if you're using HD). Usually if the system is set to AV output and you switch to HDMI cables, the system recognizes that and swithches to HD output. But if it's set to HD output and you are using AV cables, it doesn't switch back; that is what my system does.

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PS3 hdmi connection


With your PS3 on standby (red light) hold the on/off button down until it goes green and then back to red. This restores your PS3 to "factory settings", i.e. it is waiting for you to tell it how you want it to connect to your TV. Now disconnect any HDMI cables you may be trying to use and connect your PS3 to your TV via a scart connection. Now switch your PS3 on and turn to your AV channel and you should have both sound and pictures.

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No video - blue screen...


since you bought this console used, it maybe set to HDMI 1080p/ 1080i/720p output(by the original owner) and if your TV does not support this there will be no picture, the only way to lower the output resoloution is to get into the options menu but to do that you will need a freind with a tv that supports whatever resoloution its been set too.

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