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Console starts up and I can hear but shows no picture.

I have a PS3 that I bought from a friend. I hooked it up to two different sets of wires and it still doesn't work. Everything will start up good, I can hear everything but no picture. Anybody have any ideas? I have another PS3 that works wonderful on the tv and wires that I was testing this one on. Thanks!

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Make sure video cable is plugged in all the way on back of ps3. the a/v cable is little tricky. it looks like its plugged all the way but its not. also if doesnt work, if u have hdmi cable use it then go to display settings, then connetions. set it up as av cable connection then it will ask about audio - av rca connetions. and save. now its set up as av cables and then when u use hdmi it will automatically set up hdmi.

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I unhooked my PS3 from one tv and now another tv recognizes it but has no picture or sound. bought new wires and still nothing. what is my next step?


Try resetting the video output settings. They may not be appropriate for your new tv.
Press and hold the power button until you hear two beeps while it is off.

Jun 14, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i connect my ps3 to my tv there is no picture but i can hear sound ive tested the wire with a friends ps3 and theres nothing rong with it and ive set it up on a difrent tv and it still had the same...


Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it and then about 5 seconds later it will beep again. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start.

This solution basically resets the video output back to standard definition.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Aug 22, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 has no picture but has sound


you can try this..

leave a testimonial if it works.

if it doesn't write back and we will try another idea I have.

From the PS32_bing.gif main menu:

1. Settings->Sound Settings->Audio Output Settings
2. Change it from HDMI to Digital Out (Optical). I do NOT have optical hooked up on my PS3, so if you have it hooked up, you may want to unhook it.. probably shouldn't matter.
3. I left what was defaulted: "Linear PCM 2 Ch. 44.1 kHz" and 48kHz
4. Right on the D pad (X selects/unselects options) to move to the next screen.
5. A confirmation page, hit X to Enter, saving the changes.
6. Start up a game, you shouldn't hear any sound (as expected)
7. Exit the game, then go back to Audio Output Settings and switch back to HDMI. I selected "Automatic" for "method for setting the output format."
8. A confirmation page, hit X to Enter, saving the changes.
9. Start up a game, you should now hear audio with your game (once again).

My issue I believe was caused because I had been using a different TV2_bing.gif for a while. Somehow, when I switched back to my original TV, the settings did not automatically reset back.

Good Luck!

Apr 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No video or sound


Well...I assume that you are using A/V at your house and HDMI at your friends house? The best way to fix it is to hold the power button down for 3-5 seconds and you will hear 1 beep then continue to hold until you hear 2 beeps. When you hear 2 beeps let off and this will take you to the restore menu and resets your video settings. The funny thing with a PS3 it will automatically pick up that you have an HDMI cable hooked up but not that you have an A/V cable. So when you hook up your AV cable it still boots in HDMI format and it has to be reset. Don't buy your cable yet it will do the same thing.

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Aug 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Sound but no picture


Hook up the composite cables that come with the unit. Turn the TV on to the correct input. Turn the PS3 on using the power button on the unit. When you press the button continue holding the button until you hear a second beep....about five seconds. That should set the PS3 back to the factory output. If that corrects the problem you can set the PS3 to use whichever cable you want via the XMB.

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

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I recently had my ps3 hooked up to the tv via the hdmi cable. Now i have taken it to my friends who does not have have hdmi so i connecting the three cables to the tv but have no picture or sound, why and...


Easy Solution,

Make sure your PS3 is connect and powered OFF.

Hold down your power button for 5-6 seconds until you hear the second beep.

That's it! Your video settings have been reset.

Apr 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstaion Shows only in black white


Try manually resetting the video.

While the PS3 is off,

Press and HOLD down the POWER BUTTON

When you hear the second beep, QUICKLY release the power button.

Let me know what happens.

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

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There are a few things you can try first. If your system was previously working but now doesen't show video. try to remember if you changed any settings on the ps3 or did anything with your television different, video mode ect. If you havent been able to get a picture the whole time your ps3 may be set for a different video mode than your currect set up. If this is the case try turning off the ps3, then holding the power button until you hear a few beeps. Each beep is the ps3 changing video modes hdmi/component/composite/s-video. try this and see if you get picture.

Hope this helps.

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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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