I've already tried buying new y,w,r cables and even the one the ps3 comes with. my ps3 just started working for a few weeks and is back to being dead after the new firmware update, and i know it isnt the update or it wouldnt have started working again in the first place....
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try getting new audio video cables if that doesnt work it could be a TV issue try putting another device that has AV cables to see if its not your tv if after buying new AV cables i suggest it's an audio video port issue and you may have to buy a new ps3 or claim warranty on the one you have. hope this helps.
Are you connecting it to a new SD tv after having been connected to an HD set? You can force the system to reset the video resolution settings by pressing and holding the On/Off button after the system has already turned on. I believe it is ~5-10sec. You will hear another beep after the initial startup beep. This will reset video setting to default and go through the resolution setup wizard again.
However, it is also possible that you are trying to connect a component cable to a composite tv. They are VERY different signals even though the cables fit interchangeably. If you use the Green component cable for video on a composite tv you will only see a grayscale image of the picture. This is most likely your issue. If this is the case you will need to buy a composite cable for the PS3 (the PS2 one is the exact same as the PS3 one.)
FYI Component cable has Red, Green, & Blue cables. Composite has Yellow (Video), White (Left Audio), Red (Right Audio). Both are normal RCA type plugs and will fit in each others plugs, but the signals are VERY different.
If you have already checked to ensure that the cables are firmly connected, the nest thing to try is another cable of the same type to see if the cable is the problem. If that doesn't resolve the issue then try and let the PS3 find the proper resolution automatically. Make sure your cables are firmly connected. Then turn on the POWER with the switch on the unit not on the remote. Keep holding down the power button until you hear a beep which should be about 5 seconds. You may have to try it a few times until you hear the beep. The PS3 will then automatically sense the cable connection as well as your display's native resolution. If that doesn't work then you likely have an internal issue. Unfortunately there are a number of problems that can cause the audio no video issue. At that point you would be better off having your local PS3 shop do a diagnostic on your machine. Most shops will probably charge you an hours labor to do the tests.
Try to turn your PS3 with the power button pressed for 08 seconds and you will hear a beep it will restart with full video and audio functions....check the hdmi or video component cable or even try a simple Ps2 A/V cable....you have many options....Good Luck!!!
hi there try using the ps3 as audio-cd play(blind, without screen)
with any other tv to make sure soun still is coming...
if there was a flash or circuit destroyíng the yellow(video)plug,
either the cable has been destroyed or the short backfired even into the video module of the psx3.
try exchanging the cable, if that doesn't do any good, the video module got smoked...
let a technician repair/replace it or you think about becoming the happy owner of another brand new psx3
First off, if you want to use the hdmi remove the supplied composite cable from the back of the ps3. You don't need both plugged in at the same time, and I'm not sure with the ps3 but some video devices will not enable both at once.
Have your tv selected for whatever hdmi input you have it plugged into. They should be labeled where you plug them in.
With the unit in standby, switch off and red light in front, hold the power button by the disc tray for 3-5 second. You will hear it beep, after the initial turn on beep, then you should see a display set up screen.
If you switch back to the composite, you will have to do this over again.