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No video on my PS3

When I turn it on there is no picture. It just beeps three times

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Your PS3 Graphics engine processor is probably fried. Contact SONY Support to get an exchange. Go to to setup service. Sony does not plan on releasing parts to repair shops, and I run one. I cannot accept PS3's consoles to repair until I can get a supply of parts. I hate to tell you this, but it is the straight up truth. Good luck

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Ps3 turns on then turns off and beeps three times

Sounds like a power supply issue. Unless it is showing any other colours after the green light. Red would be ylod which means a phone call to Sony. Try a new power supply and see if that fixes it.

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No picture, no sound, but ps3 turns on. how to fix this

if your ps3 turns on like normal but there is no picture (video) and or there is no sound follow the tips bellow to fix this
  • Have your ps3 in standby mode (red light).
  • Now, press and hold the power button in the front down. Your ps3 will beep twice. Let it go almost exactly after you heard the second beep.
  • Wait 10-15 seconds. A display will show up, and just answer yes to all!
that should fix it

most of the time this problem occurs when you change the cable to HDMI or scart

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I turn on the playstation and then it beeps and turns off again

One common error that many PS3 players experience at some time is the beeping error that some call the "three beeps of death". What happens with this error is the PS3 will beep three times in short succession, and then suddenly shut down. Sometimes the unit will restart and play normally after about ten minutes, while for others, it will refuse to turn on at all.
If the three beeps error has happened to you, you are likely wondering if this a serious problem, needing to be sent in for repairs, or whether it is a problem that can be fixed at home. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for this question because there are potentially multiple causes of the three beep error. If you are lucky, you may only experience this error once or on rare occasions and you may just choose to ignore the problem and deal with the rare shut downs that may occur, as unpredictable as they are.
However, if the three beep error happens repeatedly, you have a more serious issue that is going to need some proper troubleshooting and repairs.
One of the most simple fixes for the three beeps of death problem involves resetting the PS3 hard drive. In other cases, however, the problem may be the result of dirt and dust building up inside the unit, causing it to overheat. By properly cleaning your unit both internally and externally, you may be able to resolve the problem. In the most serious cases, however, you may be facing a motherboard issue that is in need of professional repair or replacement.

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When i turn on my ps3, the green light stays on and the tv screen doesn't even change. i changed the cords to make sure the audio/video wasn't just out. i tried to enter 'recovery mode' but it won't even...

If you have a "slim" ps3, it does not beep 3 times. Try this.
First, with the system off,plug in your old red, white, yellow cables into the tv. (make sure your tv is on the correct setting). Now, just turn on the ps3 the regular way. Did you hear the sounds it normally makes when booting up (the ps3 boot music?). If so, thats good. If you did not, check again that the tv is on the right channel, and if possible, try another set of red, white, yellow cables.

If you heard sound, but do not get a picture, turn the ps3 back off. After the red light comes on, hold your finger down on the power button for about 5 seconds. If you have a fat ps3, it will beep 3 times after a few seconds to get back to regular tv mode. If you have a slim ps3, it will beep once, then 1 more time a few seconds later. It should reset and turn back on. If your tv is on the right channel and the cables work, then you should now see a picture and you know your audio/video is working. You can now try your HDMI cable and it should prompt you to use the HDMI at this point.

Hope that helps.

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My ps3 freezes when on the internet browser and when i turn it off it goes beep three times

you have to update your browser and the 3 beeps is normal operation when you force shut-down the PS3

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I turned on my playstation three, you can hear the audio but there is no picture. is this a known problem? is there a fix?

try video reset

when ps3 is in standby mode( red light) press and hold the power button till you hear a second beep

ps3 hold power............"beep"......."beep" ......release power button.

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Your Playstation 3 may be experiencing the same problems as my friends PS3. Either the problem may be a hard drive issue or the fans in your PS3 may be clogged with something. As far as Iknow this maybe the only two reasons as to why it is doing this. If those problems are not the solution, then you may have to send it into Sony to get replaced.

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turn it off and then hold the power button until you here three beeps(not including the first power on beep).A menu should open,choose 2, this will reset your video settings.If it does'nt work first time do it again.

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Try holding the power down for 10 seconds while the red standby light is on. It will beep a couple of times. It should reset your video display settings.

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There are a few things you can try first. If your system was previously working but now doesen't show video. try to remember if you changed any settings on the ps3 or did anything with your television different, video mode ect. If you havent been able to get a picture the whole time your ps3 may be set for a different video mode than your currect set up. If this is the case try turning off the ps3, then holding the power button until you hear a few beeps. Each beep is the ps3 changing video modes hdmi/component/composite/s-video. try this and see if you get picture.

Hope this helps.

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