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No display on tv

I have one of the first 20gb playstaion 3, it never worked since new i connected it with av cables and tried hdmi, no display on tv either wav. i also tried different tv's

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It won't there is a setting on the PS3 that you have to tell it on the HDMI connection that you want to transfer back to A/V cables. If you don't do that and you have been playing with HDMI and then switch to A/V then it will still try to load using the 1080i settings instead of the 480i thus you will have a blank screen on the TV. Hope this helps.

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My ps3 will turn on but there is no signal on the tv and the hdmi cord is hooked up it will say weak or no signal


Try to reset your settings.
Plug in both AV and HDMI cables.

Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)

Press and hold the power button again until you here 3 beeps. Let go. Make sure that you are switching your TV from HDMI to AV and vice versa.



It should ask you to connect your controller via usb and press the PS button in

the middle of your controller. There will be a menu with 6 options.



Try 1.

If you are able to get the AV cables to work with this method, try setting your HDMI up as you did before.



If you cannot get HDMI to work, then your output has gone out. You must use the AV/Component cables.



If you get no display at all but the system appears to be responding normally (outside of the display) then:



You have what is commonly known as the "Green light of Death."

It is when your system powers on and acts normally but no display. Your GPU (graphics chip) has cracked or become damaged and will need to be sent in to SONY. You can try a 3rd party technician, but this repair has a very very low success rate.

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It may be possible that he has caused a power outage that disabled your HDMI output. It is a common problem, both HDMI and AV outputs will go out.

Can you get a display with AV cords (if you haven't tried, get them ready)
You may be faced with a problem that will cause you to use AV or Component cables. (recommended if HDMI output is out)

Try to reset your settings.
Plug in both AV and HDMI cables.

Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)

Press and hold the power button again until you here 3 beeps. Let go. Make sure that you are switching your TV from HDMI to AV and vice versa.



It should ask you to connect your controller via usb and press the PS button in

the middle of your controller. There will be a menu with 6 options.


Try 1.

If you are able to get the AV cables to work with this method, try setting your HDMI up as you did before.


If you cannot get HDMI to work, then your output has gone out. You must use the AV/Component cables.


If you get no display at all but the system appears to be responding normally (outside of the display) then:



You have what is commonly known as the "Green light of Death."



It is when your system powers on and acts normally but no display. Your GPU (graphics chip) has cracked or become damaged and will need to be sent in to SONY. You can try a 3rd party technician, but this repair has a very very low success rate.

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  • 4 Press the "Source" button on the Philips TV remote.
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