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The main screen on the ps3 doesnt load up on either the nornal cables and hdmi cables. is the ps3 broke?

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Frist turn off your system.Then turn it on until u hear 2 beeps.a screen will pop up and follow what it says to do. If does not work then ur system is broke.*****TRY WITH BOTH CABLES AND MAKE SURE 2 BEEPS******.

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My ps3 console signal isn't working but the sound works but there is no signal! not even a hdmi cable works help!


Try these tips to fix the so-called "black screen of death".

Tip 1: The main reason of HDMI black screen problem due to HDMI cable may be damaged and not properly connected to the PS3 console. Please follow below step to troubleshoot PS3 HDMI cables problem:

1) Restart your PlayStation 3.
2) Look for loose cables.
3) Try to unplug all cables except the power cord, and plug them back in. If you found out that your HDMI cable is damaged, borrow a friends cable and try it. If your friends cable works fine, and the black screen error disappears. Then you can buy a brand new HDMI cable for a replacement.

Tip 2: Only try as last resort. There is a possibility you'll lose all data on your PS3's hard drive. If tip 1 didn't work, you will need to go a step deeper and reset your console. Most PS3 gamers are not aware that Sony actually included a black screen of death troubleshooting method and other HDMI problems in the PS3 manual, you can find it under the troubleshooting section - topic "console reset".

If you do it correctly, the console reset fix will allow you to reset back your PS3 to its default HDMI settings without impacting your gamer profile, and other storage data on the hard drive.

You will need to perform the following steps:

1. Place your PS3 in stand-by mode.
2. Hold down the touch power button until a series of beeps are heard.
3. Listen for one long beep, followed by two shorter beeps.
4. Release the power button.
5. Follow the instructions on screen.

If it works you should be good to go.

May 20, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Why doesnt my hdmi cable work from my ps3 to my evesham hd ready tv


Does anything else work on your TV through HDMI?
If not, your TV needs a new main board.
If so, does your PS3 work on any other set that has HDMI?
If not, you PS3 is bad.
If it does work, then it is a hand shaking issue between the two products that unless Sony has a firmware upgrade for, the two will not be compatible.

Apr 10, 2012 | Televison & Video

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I turn on the ps3 but it doesnt show on the screen all the plugs are where they have to be and the green light is on what do i do


You have two options for hooking up a PS3, through HDMI and RCA\component (i believe). If you currently are hooked up using HDMI, try switching to the other cable. Some PS3's don't detect HDMI for some reason, and you have to manually tell it to output to HDMI.

Jan 23, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a black screen when I connect the HDMI cable. When I connected it originally it worked for about 5 minutes but now I get nothing but the black screen. I tried connecting a different HDMI cable to it...


The main reason of HDMI black screen problem due to HDMI cable may damage and not proper connected to the PS3 console. Please follow below step to troubleshoot PS3 HDMI cables problem:1) Restart your PlayStation 3.
2) Look for loose cables.
3) Try to unplug all cables except the power cord, and plug them back in. If you found out that your HDMI cable is damage, do borrow your friend cable and have a try. If your friend cable work fine, and the black screen error disappear. Then you can buy a brand new HDMI cable for replacement.
Tips 2: If tips 1 not working, you need to go another step deeper by reset your console. Most of the PS3 gamers not aware that Sony actually done include in the black screen troubleshooting method and other HDMI problems in the PS3 manual, you can find it under troubleshooting section - topic "console reset".
If you do it correctly, the console reset fix will allow you to reset back your PS3 to its default HDMI settings without impacting your gamer profile, and other storage data in hard drive.
You will need to perform the following steps:

1. Place your PS3 in stand-by mode.
2. Hold down the touch power button until a series of beeps are heard.
3. Listen for one long beep, followed to two shorter beeps.
4. Release the power button.
5. Follow the instructions on screen.

Jan 11, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I AM TRYING TO RECONNECT MY PS3 ON MY LCD TV AFTER 2 WEEK BEEING DISCONNECTED AND IT DOESNT SEEM TO WORK THREW HDMI CABLE! IT SAYS THAT HDMI CABLE WAS DETECTED BUT WHEN I AM ON HDMI CHANNEL ON TV THERE IS...


I think maybe the following steps might help you out :

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it and then about 5 seconds later it will beep again. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start.

This solution basically resets the video output back to standard definition.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Aug 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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What to do with my Ps3??


Your PS3 auto-adjusted to the HDMI Input cable, so you will need to find somewhere that you can either get an HDMI cable or a HDMI TV, so you can view the screen. Then you can hook up the A/V jacks and go to your Videa and Audio Output Settings and choose them, disabling the HDMI hookup selected. Then you'll be back in business!

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My PS3 console doesn't display picture.


when the ps3 is on standby (red light) , keep the [ower button pressed at the front until between 5-10 seconds, until it beeps the it should work

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

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Nothing appears on screen


This happens to me from time to time, i just cycle through my outputs and come back to HDMI (which is what i have mine hooked into) and it pops back in

Nov 26, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Have both the AV cables and hdmi cables hooked up from the tv to the ps3. On the TV Menu goto the av station which is different from the HDMi station...From the ps3 menu screen gotot settings then to video and audio and select hdmi then back to the tv menu and select the hdmi station and the ps3 main menu should be seen and you are all set

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