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Theres no display on my ps3 what do i do

Yesterday i went to do a system update the ps3 went to restart its self and there was no display on the tv and the i tried to turn my controller on it blinks but it can't connect to the ps3 nothing is connecting to it what do i do

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Hi, I bought a brand new ps3 console yesterday and everything worked fine when I set it up. I did not have to change any settings in relation to the display at all and it was perfect when I tried out my...


Hi.

No you shouldn't need a new TV, all you need to do is reset the video settings, follow the guide below >>>>>

  1. Make sure that you have only 1 type of video cable connected between your PS3 and your TV or monitor, an HDMI cable is optimal. If you have multiple video connections the reset sometimes does not work.
  2. Make sure that your TV or monitor is turned on and set to the proper input for your PS3.
  3. With your PS3 in standby mode, turn your console on using the front power button and hold the button down.With the button held down, You will here one beep when the console first turns on, and, after about 4-5 seconds, you will here a second beep. When you here the second beep let go of the button.
  4. If you watch the screen you should see it flicker once or twice and then your system should boot up and go to a screen to confirm your video settings. Simply confirm the settings and you should be able to resume playing your PS3 as normal.
  5. If your system does not boot up and give you the confirmation screen for your video settings, then you should shut the system off and restart the system as normal. This will usually finalize the reset of the video settings.
  6. If your system still is not displaying video then please repeat steps 1-5 again. It is unlikely but, you may have to reset the video 3-4 times before it works with your console. The reason for this is unknown.
  7. The procedure to reset video ,on your PS3, should be complete at this point and you should be back up and running as normal.
NOTES: PS3 "slim" models are always in standby mode when plugged in. PS3 "fat" models must have the rear power switch turned on. If you are only using the composite video cables, then there will be no confirmation screens for your video settings.



Regards.

Jan 01, 2013 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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It start yesterday my ps3 turn on for 2 second and it would turn back off.


Hello,

You can 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

Aug 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my ps3 it just comes up with green light and no signal on the tv people are saying go into recovery mode and restore the ps3 wen i click on any it sais cant access hard disk and it wont let...


Hello,

You can 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

Jun 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Downloaded system update, when it goes to install the light turns orange. Then the system shutsdown and the light goes red and blinks.


Hello Wright and welcome to FixYa. You mentioned you saw an orange light. The PS3 system only displays green, yellow and red so I'm going to assume you saw a yellow light. Based off the information you provided it sounds as if your system update software was corrupted. Since the PSN is currently down I also have to assume you were updating via a USB stick. If you can get your PS3 to restart I would redownload the update again from playstation.com directly and retry if you cannot get your PS3 to restart then it is most likely bricked and will need to be sent to Sony for repair. Let's hope you can restart the console. Wright I wish you the best of luck and I hope I was helpful.

Apr 23, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 movies display only in black & white


hi, check your tv setting and adjust the colour.

if that did not work you can try this

Hello,

You can 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
Take care.

May 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I was playing my ps3 yesterday then turned it off and now today when i went to turn it on all it does is go to a red screen saying a serious error has occurrd contact sony support for assistance. how can i...


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.

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There is a problem with firmware 3.00 and Uncharted. Update your firmware to 3.01 by going to the [Settings] menu and selecting [System Update]. The update is optional.

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the same thing happend 2 me yesterday have you still got your warrenty if so i suggest calling sony mine done the same thing plus the same day after stoped reading any disks wt so ever i was on a demo and after playing i went to quit game and the screen was jus black wid 2 stripes n sayin please wait then did nufin until the system restarted its self :S:S bt i called sony today n told dem n they sending me a new system exchanging mine on monday its thursday today dats gd :) so jus call dem up hope it gets sorted

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