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Screen black I am connecting to my monitor with a Joytech component cable every once in a while the screen goes blackbut audio is not lost. The picture returns in about 2 seconds.It is a new ps3 should i return it.

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Re: Screen black

Yes, return it. If this problem arises with the new or fixed one, then you should not use the after market products. Though Sony's warranty states that if you were using an aftermarket product that is not approved by them, then your warranty is VOID. I hope this helps. Good luck.

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I tried to hook my wii to the new hd led flat screen but its black and white I tried doing the yello cable to green but it doesnt work and all the other inputs dont have ac jacks its just hdmi hookups

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Picture for Wii game is in black and white only.

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Playstation is on but screen is black

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

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Screen goes black

sounds like you're using an HDMI cable, and the cable is broken. That's exactly what happens when HDMI cables break, a few of those 0s and 1s don't make it to the TV every once and a while, and the TV goes black and the audio dies.


go to system update and choose online update. an optional ps3 firmware 3.01 fixes this issue

also, I had a similar situation a while back. Anytime I loaded any disk (game or movie) it would just go black and freeze. I had to do a system reset (where it reloads everything and you lose your data). You can back everything up before that and restore it once you are done. It has worked fine for nearly a year since then.

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Ive connected my ps2 to a flat screen LG but the picture is jsut black and white. i ntoice the component part had a exstra 2 connection for video output where the cable i use has onle 2 audio and 1 video...

You have to purchase a component cable with blue, green and red connectors. This is a pcb set up. Also you will have to use your audio connections (red & white0 that correspond with the video imput you are trying to use. What it is doing is only getting one video signal through your yellow connector therefore displaying no colors.

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