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PS3 has no picture, have sound, holding power button doesn't fix

PS3 has no picture on the menu or playing game, but has sound. I tried the solution of holding the power button until it beeps twice. This did not resolve the problem. Any other suggestions?

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Did you do the steps right, push and hold, the push is one beep and hold is one beep

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Loading games and not playing


power off ps3,,then power on holding power button it will turn off then power on again holding power button here one beep keep holding then comes two fast ,release then ,,will pop up to a menu ,,asking to connect with a usb cable,,do that then choose 3rd option should fix u

Nov 25, 2013 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My problem is earlier today i was playing my ps3, the picture was showing on the t.v. ( a HDMI Cable conected it to the tv), but 30 minutes later, i tried to play my ps3, the picture was not showing up...


Sounds like your video settings are wrong. Since you were on the HDMI connection the video was outputting in HD. When you switched over to normal AV (composite) cables the video was still outputting in HD.

Simple fix: power off your PS3 (so it's in standby; red light is showing). Then turn it back on, using the power button on the console (not the PS3 controller) and hold down the power button until it beeps a second time (about 5 seconds). The video settings will reset to composite. If needed, change your video settings.

Normally I'd put down like 3 other things it could be (each worse than the last), but I'm fairly certain that this will fix it. If it doesn't, just say so and I have many a more potential fix available.

Hope it works!

Sep 24, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 is connected to tv via hdmi cable. After playing online i changed the game disc to another and now there is no picture on tv. there is the sound but no picture??? Any ideas? Thanks


Press and hold the power button until the system beeps.
Restart the system. This should default the audio and video settings to whatever cable is plugged in, which in this case is the HDMI port.
This should fix your sound issue.

Mar 05, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Screen goes black during game play!


Hello,

You can also try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as
well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with
your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

I wish you good luck.

Mar 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will play dvd's but will not play games.


Try to restore file system on your ps3.
Follow this guide.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when t turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Jan 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont play games,dosent recognoise the disk.but it will still play non blu ray dvds


Try to restore file system on your ps3.
Follow this guide.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when t turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Jan 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I was playing a game and my PS3 froze up. I could not power down from the remote, so I pushed the power button on the front of the console. After a minute I turned the console back on. The blue&green...


Try this : When you put your ps3 on, hold the power button on the front of the console until it beeps 2 times, then the screen should start flashin and after that u'll get the chance to choose what resolution u want and so on.

When you hold down the power button like this, the screen goes back to default. Should fix your problem!

Dec 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 powers up, but I get no picture or sound.


Put your PS3 in standby mode (hold the power button until the light turns red) then release, and hold the power button again for about 10 seconds, or until the light beeps a second time. When the PS3 restarts, it should display on whatever it finds plugged in first.

Nov 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 plays blue ray movies,dvds,ps2 and ps 1 and no ps3 games


hold the power button down when it is red till you hear the quick beeps then select the file restore this is a diagnostics menu..remember you have to hold the power button down till you see a menu that youve probably never seen

Nov 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No picture any more


if your tv has a light blub replace it this is only for hdtvs

May 10, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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