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Picture flashes I have my PS3 connected to a 60" sony xbr using HDMI cable and the picture goes in and out, sound is working but it keeps switching resoloutions, i assume its looking for the right resoloution setting, but it keeps doing it, i let it run for an hour and still it kept switching resoultions, i tried a different HDMI cable and it still did it, i even tried a different hdmi port and still the problem persisted. itried my 360 with the cable i use for the ps3 in the same port and it worked fine. Any soltions or advice would be much appreciated, thanks

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Re: picture flashes

When you switch the ps3 on if you hold down the power button for more than 4 seconds it runs the display setup. and sets the ps3 to run in the best possible option

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My ps3 works with a hdmi cable but it will not display to any tv.

hold your finger on the restart button(the button next to disc eject button) for 5 sec to reset the settings

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All picture and no sound

simply unplug--then replug--your HDMI cable. Or also go into the audio setup menu and reapply the "automatic" setting for HDMI to get the sound to work. I don't know if Sony can do anything about this or not in a firmware upgrade, but what it can do is try to simplify the labeling on some of the sound settings.
Let me know

Dec 26, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How do you change the output setting from hdmi to the rca cable setings? I have no picture screen on my crt tv.

you have to reset the ps3 because you have it with hdmi before and the ps3 is looking for an hdmi connection is very easy and there is nothing wrong with your ps3 ok so do the follow
turn the power switch off on the back of the unit then put your finger in the on/off switch now turn the main switch on the back of the unit you will heard a first bip sound this is when your ps3 turns on ok keep your finger there in the on/off switch until you heard another bip sound now remove your finger from the on/off switch and bingo this will reset your video settings now you can see picture again using regular av and every time you use hdmi you have to do this again

Jun 05, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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Ps3 won't display on hdtv via dvi

Re-Set the PS-3, by pressing and holding down the power button (front panel) this hard re-sets the unit and yo can then reconfigure via the composite video cable it came with, back to HDMI / DVI

Dec 17, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No sound from hdmi cable

PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound but no video problem etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

Nov 24, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 hdmi connection

With your PS3 on standby (red light) hold the on/off button down until it goes green and then back to red. This restores your PS3 to "factory settings", i.e. it is waiting for you to tell it how you want it to connect to your TV. Now disconnect any HDMI cables you may be trying to use and connect your PS3 to your TV via a scart connection. Now switch your PS3 on and turn to your AV channel and you should have both sound and pictures.

Oct 24, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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European PS3 now in the U.S.

You need a TV that supports PAL.
Or, if you want to keep your TV, you need a PAL to NTSC converter.
Here's a list of converters.

Good luck with your PS3.

Aug 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 No picture or sound

When you connecting sony via hdmi sony and tv must be shut down.First turn on sony then tv.Connect also and av cable or scart then go to sony settings and change out signal via hdmi or scart or av cabel and confirm.That should work

Jun 25, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I can't be exactly sure without more information, but it sounds like you ps3 is outputting from another port. My ps3 originally was outputting from the component/composite cable port so in order to use the hdmi output I had to do a soft reset. That makes the ps3 sense what cable is plugged into it and automatically output through that port instead of using whatever is the saved setting.

With your ps3 turned on hold down the power button for a few second until it beeps and flashes 3 times (should be about 5 seconds). You might have to try it a few times to get it to work, but you should get picture and be able to adjust the settings on the ps3.

Dec 08, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Picture goes to a lime green fuzz and then no piture or sound!

which AV connection are you using? HDMI or the cable supplied with the PS3, If using HDMI, you have to set the PS3 visual settings to HDMI, to do this, use the cable supplied with the PS3, and have the HDMI cable plugged in. Then while using the cables supplied with the PS3, switch the settings over to HDMI, then change the TV's input selector to your HDMI and confirm the settings changes. Hope it helps take care

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