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Ps3 wont show up on tv

Watched a movie last night, left dvd playing but turned tv off, turned it back on this morning and only sound plays. no sign of ps3 on tv. I cant axcess anything.

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    same here seems that the HDMI out is fried

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    i turn the playstaion 3 on and absolutely nothing shows up...i cant hear it or anything...its just blank

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    it wont show up on tv

  • Edge948 Feb 23, 2008

    Left my ps3 on overnight plugged into livng room only hear the sound of games but no picture please help

  • spunky1 Feb 24, 2008

    I have already returned 4 playstation 3's and I am tired of loosing all of my saved info and starting over. I cant figure out for the life of me what could be the problem but I keep having the same issue. after the 1st night of play, it will turn on but nothing will show up on the tv. i have tried everything, switching the cables to different tv.

  • yoeldystatto Sep 01, 2008

    I was watching videos on youtube and after I finished, I turn my ps3 off, and since the next day, I've been trying to play but the sistem doesn't show up in my tv. I've tried with the hd cable and with the av cable ,but it doesn't work.

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    i have 60GB same prob sum 11 help plzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • toymachine48 Nov 09, 2008

    i turn my ps3 on but it wont start at the login screen any tips would be helpful

  • devilmanex Nov 10, 2008

    same thing, no picture only sound

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    hey there i have some problem on my ps3 i bought a new secondhand ps3 xD and i tried it and it doesn't work xD lol.......... its only 50 pounds.... :O lol xD
    ok plsss help me solve it..... xS

  • killu2187 Dec 02, 2008

    ive tried that whole holding down the power button and it has shut off then i tried to turn it on but still no picture. i have sound just no video. its a 60 gb i got a little over a year ago. just turned it on after a few days of not playing it and it happened like that. any help would be appreciated.

  • rick3000 Feb 15, 2009

    i have the exact same problem, i had my ps3 down stairs and i was playing on it normalley and then i took it up stairs plugged it in with all the correct cables and the ps3 switched but i dont get any screen or sound at all. so i took it down stairs again and the same thing happened again and now i cant get on at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    when i turn on my ps3 the screen i completlu blank and won't shw anything not even the start up screen shows.

  • dmhoodstar Apr 10, 2009

    well basically my playstation3 wont play video but i can hear the audio i tried the whole hold down the button process and i still have no video i even replaced the A/V cables to see if that was a problem but i was told that the cable was not the problem it was the setting i tried to change the settings but how can i with no video help!

  • Darrizel May 10, 2009

    When I plug my av cords in the back of my system and turns it on you hear the sounds but the picture want show up on any of my tvs you think it could be the system.



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Hey i just posted i have the same problem as you do but then I checked the SONY PS3 website and it solved my problem. Try resetting your video output. I'll paste what it says on the PS3 website but if that doesn't solve your problem go to the website. They have a bunch of troubleshooting solutions for this problem...

If while manually changing the Video Output Settings, the screen remains blank for more than 30 seconds, you may need to perform the following steps to reset the Video Output Settings.

  1. Make sure the Component AV Cable is connected to the [AV MULTI-OUT] port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system.
  2. Connect the other end of the Component AV Cable into the video and audio RCA jacks of the TV or display monitor.
  3. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
  4. Turn ON the PLAYSTATION 3 and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

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  • 80spider Oct 21, 2010

    Thanks for the information. This worked for us. We had upgraded our receiver and could not figure out why we only had sound from the PS3.

  • dazzabij Feb 06, 2011

    this isn't working for me for some reason i followed the procedure and it just doesnt want to work

  • lorenb3b369 Aug 24, 2011

    Thanks it worked perfectly. :)


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Switched display from hdmi to analog so my son could take it to a friends house and play and now nothing shows up on analog or on the hdmi?
there is nothing on the screen

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I have all my cords pluged into all the right palces. And i dont get sound or picture whenever i turn it on. iv had this system for like 8 months and this is the first problem ive had.

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The only explanation i can think of is that the ps3 has been reset to analog output. try plugging the ps3 through the red,white,yellow cables and if you get a signal, change the output to hdmi again. hopefully that helps, just a thought

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

Kill yourself jk same thing happening to me

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My ps3 was having the same problems(no picture would show or sound) i followed devilmanex pasted intructions and it worked. thanks for the help.

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Switch ot the av cords with a hdmi 1080p

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Thx this is it u guys

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