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No video but sound

I borrowed a ps3 from a friend and when i hooked it up with the rca cables i can hear the sound but no video. i have an hdmi cable with it but can not use it with my tv (older hd rear progection big screen) not sure if he had it hooked up hd at his place. any thoughs?

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Connect the PS3 using both the HDMI and RCA cables. select the HDMI input on your tv. turn on the PS3. If you cant see a picture, press and hold the power button until you hear 2 beeps (this will take about 15 seconds). This resets the PS3 to the old RCA cables. Select the RCA input on your tv. Hopefully you can see the image and hear the PS3 now. Go to the settings on the PS3 and change the display settings to output video through the HDMI. Remember, your tv can only go as high as 1080i resolution, so you wont see anything if you select the 1080p resolution.

If this didn't work, you might have a bad signal though the HDMI cable. Unplug the tv and PS3 for atleast 30 minutes, and then connect the PS3 to the tv before you turn either one on.

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No picture thru hdmi but picture thru RCA plugs


I had this exact same problem, or rather my friend did after I borrowed his PS3. You see when I borrowed it, the console configured the HD output to work with my TV, If this happened to you, there is a fix, With the HD cable connected, turn off the power to your PS3 and then turn it back on again. But when you turn it on, hold down the power button until you see something on the screen. When you hold down the power button of the PS3 when you are turning it on, it completely resets the video settings to the most basic settings (480p I think) so that it'll work on any TV or monitor. Once you can then get something on the screen, you can configure the video settings to match the TV you are hooking up to.

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I have a HDMI problem with my PS3. I have it


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I have a HDMI problem with my PS3. I have it


Try entering Recovery Mode and choose "Restore Default Settings".


If that doesn't help, you may have an HDMI port failure - which will require returning the unit to Sony or sending it to a third-party PS3 repair shop.

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Is hdmi cable the only cable hook up to ps3 to t v


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


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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.

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My ps3 will work on the rca hookups but not on the hdmi hookups


When you hooked up the HDMI did you go into display settings and change all the PS3 settings to HDMI instead of AVI? I thought my HDMI wasnt working, just a blank screen but I could hear the sound, then it hit me..... change the video and display settings to HDMI and poof, there was the pic. lol

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