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No picture when i switch my ps3 oni can hear the sound but the picture wont come up i am not using a hdmi and i never have i have tried to unplug the wires and plug the in and i have tried holding the off button till it beeps and switchs off but it still dose not work

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I tried that too an it still doesnt work i went an bought a new set of av wires

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THE RED WIRE IN BACK OF TV MAYBE LOOSE OR U NEED NEW SET OF AV WIRES

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How do you use PS3 and DVD player with the Toshiba 32Dtu2 LCD TV?


The PS3 can be hooked up to the tv using either a HDMI cable or the old RCA (Yellow, Red, White) cables. If you are having problems viewing a picture or hearing sound, here is some trouble shooting you might want to try.

Connect the PS3 using both the HDMI and RCA cables. select the HDMI input on your tv. turn on the PS3. If you cant see a picture, press and hold the power button until you hear 2 beeps (this will take about 15 seconds). This resets the PS3 to the old RCA cables. Select the RCA input on your tv. Hopefully you can see the image and hear the PS3 now. Go to the settings on the PS3 and change the display settings to output video through the HDMI. Remember, your tv can only go as high as 1080i resolution, so you wont see anything if you select the 1080p resolution.

If this didn't work, you might have a bad signal though the HDMI cable. Unplug the tv and PS3 for atleast 30 minutes, and then connect the PS3 to the tv before you turn either one on.

If this doesn't help, then you might have a HDMI cable that isn't recognized by either your PS3 or your tv. Try replacing your HDMI cable.

Hope this helps!

Sep 19, 2011 | Toshiba 26HF84 26" TV

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Turn on ps3 i get no picture or sound then i cant turn it off i have to unplug it whats wrong with it?


  • Check your HDMI Cable

    HDMI is available in several versions. The PS3 is compatible with HDMI version 1.3 or higher, which will take full advantage of Blu-ray Disc™ high-definition video. There are also "Type A" and "Type B" connectors. The PS3 uses the 19-pin Type A connector, which will allow resolutions up to 1080p.
    The HDMI cable is not included with the PS3.

  • Cable adaptors (i.e., HDMI to DVI converters)

    If you are using an adaptor (i.e., HDMI to DVI converter), try bypassing this adaptor and connecting the HDMI cable directly into the display.


  • Check the adaptorTry an alternate cable

  • Try connecting with the supplied AV Cable instead of the HDMI to see if you can get a successful installation. This will help determine where the problem may be with your particular HDMI setup and/or equipment.


  • Some older HDTVs may have issues with the copy protection protocols (HDCP) causing the handshake not being communicated between the TV and the PS3. Try resetting the TV by turning the TV and PS3 off, then unplug the TV power cord from the outlet and plug it back in. Then turn your TV and PS3 back on and see if the picture appears.

  • Try using a different the HDMI Cable on the PS3.Make sure the HDMI Cable is free of any cuts, frays or other visible damage.
  • Try installing the PS3 to another TV or display (i.e., monitor).
  • Try using the HDMI Cable with a different PS3 system.

Aug 18, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cant get picture on psa3 slim hdmi or av


conect your ps3 with hdmi to TV then put your TV on hdmi by its remote controler, ps3 is still turned of. Then press switch of/on ps3 buton and hold it for 5 - 7 second cca., You will hear a double beep sound and after that you can turn your ps3 on. Then just follove the instructions.

Dec 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I hooked up my tv,a sony bravia bx3 to my laptop using an hdmi cable which i disconnected from myps3 while it was still on,it worked perfect.suddenly the ps3 switched off.I re-connected my ps3 to the tv...


ok you have to reset the ps3 by turning of backswitch wait 10 seconds turn on the backswitch then press and hold down the front power button for 10 seconds you should hear 2-3 beeps that does it just wait and the video settings have automatically detected your tv settings and are going to ask you to save hit x to save display settings on ps3 remote problem solved. If you still get problem message me cause its technically bad.

Dec 15, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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I can't get a picture when I plug in my PS3, with red, yellow, white cables or with the HDMI cable?


HARD RESET
1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.(60gb if no switch unplug it and plud it back in)
2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.
3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn't detected after initial reset).
4. Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup).

Oct 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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There is no picture coming up when I turn on ps-3. I have it connected by HDMI and I get the initial sound but not the final ding and there is no picture througout this process


First you need to turn the PS3 on by the switch on the PS3. Then press and hold the On/Off button on the PS3, keeping it pressed until you here a clear beep and then a couple of seconds after you should hear a second beep. Once you hear the second beep take your finger off the button. Now as long as you are on the correct HDMI channel the rest should be on the screen for you to complete.

Please Note - If you have it working on a particular TV, then decide to unplug the PS3 and put it on another TV, there is a very good chance it will be blank again. This is normal because each TV has different setting, pixels, size, etc, and the HDMI has to be set to each individual TV. Once you get use to the settings. It takes no more than 1 minute to do.

Hopefully this will solve your problem.

Feb 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps turns on but no picture or sound on tv i've tried a different cable and its just the same. the tv appears to pick up some sort of connection but not what it should. The ps turns on and all the lights...


I will take a shot at your problem and assume you are using a HDMI cable. First you need to turn the PS3 on by the switch on the PS3. Then press and hold the On/Off button on the PS3, keeping it pressed until you here a clear beep and then a couple of seconds after you should hear a second beep. Once you hear the second beep take your finger off the button. Now as long as you are on the correct HDMI channel the rest should be on the screen for you to complete.

Please Note - If you have it working on a particular TV, then decide to unplug the PS3 and put it on another TV, there is a very good chance it will be blank again. This is normal because each TV has different setting, pixels, size, etc, and the HDMI has to be set to each individual TV. Once you get use to the settings. It takes no more than 1 minute to do.

Cheers, and hopefully this will solve your problem.

Feb 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont work with AJAX after using HDMI cable


ps3 does not reset the video automaticly you have to reset it yourself any time you go from one mode to the other

to do the vid reset just hold the power button when in standby(red light) untill you hear second beep then release

Nov 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wesitinghouse 37" all of a sudden wont work with hdmi cables plugged in. only picture with component cables in. ps3 wont work individually either currently have it directly into cable source and everything...


Same problem I had... My problem was with any HD input from PS3 (only HD device I have), the PS3 was fine on other televisions so I determined that it must be a problem with the TV in question. I fixed this problem by unplugging the TV, letting it sit for about a minute and then plugging back in.

Apr 13, 2009 | Westinghouse LTV-37w2 HDTV

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Ps3 gets sound but no picture when using hdmi cord


you need an optical lead for the sound and hdmi for the picture

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