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Playstation will not display anything on screen after using hdmi and reverting back to av hook-ups

Im use to playing my playstation using a hdmi cable but now i have to use a t.v. with just the av hook-ups and was not able to restore the settings before i left and now when i cut on my playstation nothing comes up on screen, do i have to first restore my settings back to the av settings for my playstation to start working properly again?

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Press the power on the PS3 for 5 seconds (in standby mode) till it beeps thing to reset the graphics output

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Playstation 3 works fine useing the av hook up but won;t work with hdmi cable hook up.


First, make sure your TV is on the appropriate input for the plugged in HDMI cable. Once this is completed, turn your ps3 on. If the screen comes on and is black, turn the ps3 to standby (red light is on) and hold the front power button until the console beeps a second time. This will usually force the ps3 to recognize the hdmi input and will bring up the menu to configure the AV settings.

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Hi our PS3 has no sound or picture. It does have the green power light on.


What is probably happening, is your PS3 is set for the wrong type of output. If you are using an HDMI cord, try switching to the AV cables that came with your PS3, and set your TV at the appropriate input to correspond with the AV hookups, and see if the picture works then.
If you are using the AV cables, it may have been set to HDMI accidentally. You need to use an HDMI cord, and hook the PS3 up to an HDMI compatible TV or monitor, and select the HDMI input. Once you get the picture working, go to Settings>Display Settings and set the display you wish to use.

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I HOOKED MY PS3 UP TO HDMI LAST NIGHT AND NOW I WANT TO GO BACK TO AV CABLES AND IM NOT GETTING ANYTHING


when the system is in stand by hold down the power button for 15 seconds and it will do an auto - video reset to the used video component. same works if you want to go back to hdmi just hold it down again.

Jun 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No picture or sound


Your display needs to be reset, Turn the ps3 off. Then turn the ps3 back on but continue to press the power button until you hear the beeps then it should work fine :)

Aug 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hd port on back broke need to reset video to use av cables any help???


Press the power on the PS3 for 5 seconds (in standby mode) till it beeps thing to reset the graphics output

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Av connections not giving signal to tv


you have to manually change the output in the settings menu back to ANALOG Using an HDMI TV or monitor 1st, when you select RCA, or AV output and restart, it will work, but when you switch back, you have to change it (back to HDMI output) on the analog monitor, or use analog TV inputs, then reboot PS3 and connect HDMI.
I do not know why Sony did not make this switch automatic and self scanning on boot, but alas I have had the same issue, so I know this is your problem, not the AV cables.

Please give a fixya rating if you find this solves your problem, Thanks for the question

Apr 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Powers on but nothing happens


It happened to me too. When you plug in your av cables and are ready to play, follow these steps. With your PS3 off (Red light on), Press and hold the power button on your console. (Do not use the controller to turn it on.) Keep holding the button until you hear a second beep. (it takes about 2 to 3 seconds.) You will notice your screen flickers, then your PS3 will show up on the tv. All you did was reset the PS3 display settings. You can always go back to HDMI or AV cables. Have Fun.

Mar 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I cant get my ps3 to play threw my sony surrond system period the tv is a sony too i have all the hdmi cables hooked up why wont ps3 play on the surround?


You can't get audio from HDMI cables. You have to connect the regular AV cables into your sound system first or you can use the digital output from the PS3 into your sound system if you've got the right cables. You'll also have to configure this through the audio settings. This should solve your problem. Let me know if it doesn't.

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Ps3 wont read my hdmi cable


first hook up the av cable then do your set up then powerdown then hook up your hdmi if not problem message back

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