Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
When i turn my tv on, my ps3 starts to load then red and green dots or pixels appear then disappears
when i play any games after a couple of minutes the bottom half of my tv flashes white for a second if its not the bottom half its the upper half that flashes
when i quit the game and the ps3 goes to home those red and green
dots or pixels appear again
could you tell me whats broken or how to fix it??
I would suggest this (you haven't said what kind of tv you have). I have a 37 in vizio, and a 25 vizio flatscreen HD tv. I had my PS3 hooked up using HDMI first time I tried it I got the little pixels you were talking about...so do this. Sounds stupid but it helped me. The HDMI cable where it plugs into the tv plug and unplug a couple times (three times worked for me. Do the same at the PS3 side of the cable. You want to do this with both of the machines off. Also make sure you have the PS3 configured appropriately for your TV settings...There is a way you can auto setup the screen and sound by shutting the PS3 off and holding your finger on the power button for like 5-10 seconds (it will beep twice) then let your finger off the power button.
When my HDMI cable went bad it would go from having a picture and sound to having no sound and a picture, to no sound and no picture. I thought I had a bad HDMI slot...but it was just a bad HDMI cable
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
I would do some testing to figure out what is causing the problem.
First try hooking something else up to the TV, such as a DVD player or other gaming console. If you get the dots again then it's the TV that is having problems.
Second, if the TV passes the test then try connecting the PS3 to the TV using the RCA (red, white, and yellow) cable that would have come packaged with it. That will let you know if the HDMI cable is the culprit.
Third, if the first two did not help then it's looking like the PS3 is the one having problems.
Hope this helps :)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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