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Vidoe output is funky

Changed the video output for a game and now it wont change back but can not see screen.

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Re: vidoe output is funky

Straight from Support/troubleshooting section:


  • If the video output settings on the PLAYSTATION®3 do not match those of the cable or TV in use, there may be no picture. If the screen goes blank, turn off the system.
  • Then, with only the PLAYSTATION®3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution."

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I unplugged my ps3 now i dont know how to get it back on... Please help.

Hi castles 650

If video is not displayed on the screen
If you change the type of cable used to connect the
system to a TV, video may not appear on the screen. If
video does not appear, turn off the system and then
turn it on again by pressing the power button for at
least five seconds (until the system beeps twice). The
video output setting will be reset and video will be
output at standard definition (SD) resolution.

Hope this helps cheers nikki Please take a few seconds to rate my answer!

Jan 20, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 has no picture but has sound

you can try this..

leave a testimonial if it works.

if it doesn't write back and we will try another idea I have.

From the PS32_bing.gif main menu:

1. Settings->Sound Settings->Audio Output Settings
2. Change it from HDMI to Digital Out (Optical). I do NOT have optical hooked up on my PS3, so if you have it hooked up, you may want to unhook it.. probably shouldn't matter.
3. I left what was defaulted: "Linear PCM 2 Ch. 44.1 kHz" and 48kHz
4. Right on the D pad (X selects/unselects options) to move to the next screen.
5. A confirmation page, hit X to Enter, saving the changes.
6. Start up a game, you shouldn't hear any sound (as expected)
7. Exit the game, then go back to Audio Output Settings and switch back to HDMI. I selected "Automatic" for "method for setting the output format."
8. A confirmation page, hit X to Enter, saving the changes.
9. Start up a game, you should now hear audio with your game (once again).

My issue I believe was caused because I had been using a different TV2_bing.gif for a while. Somehow, when I switched back to my original TV, the settings did not automatically reset back.

Good Luck!

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

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My xbox 360 is playing in black and white

Which TV Output do you have, mabye when you changed that PAL setting you screwed it up, and it made it black and white. If its an HD Screen make sure your switches and all of your plugs are plugged in.

Apr 07, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Why when I insert the disc it says you cannot play this game at the current video output setting, what should i do in order to play this game?

You need to change the screen off the setting it is on now, right click the desktop if windows, and select resolution, change to what is require, perhaps try 800x600. to start.. Or Change resolution IN the consoles setup.

Mar 25, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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My ps3 wont play this one game rise of the argonauts

Here is how to change your video output settings....

thank you and be sure to rate this answer.... :)

Sep 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My xbox wont show on my tv,cant hear sound but no

It's possible that your Xbox is sending out a picture that's higher resolution than your TV can display. Try reducing the resolution of the Xbox video output.

May 12, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console - Black

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I just got a new PS3 from Sony (cause the old one was shot). The picture almost seems like ''fish-eye'' view. The game play and words during the game are all centered in the middle when they should be...

in the system settings check to make sure you are "set-up" to use the correct output, Composite, HDMI, also, try using the analog, output that normally comes with PS3 (analog adapter for PS2 will work also), but you have to change the output to analog to try, and you will have to change the settings back to composite or HDMI for 1080i while still using the analog, if you try it, then restart the PS3 and seee if there are any changes, try with as many different outputs, as possible to eliminate that before sending back to SONY for repair or replacement.
Thanks for the nice rating if this helps or solves your issue, or points you in the right direction, Fixya is appreciated. Thanks for the question

Apr 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 screen blank

PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like No Display Problme. You may check out the informative blog post at PS3 Repairs blog

Hope it helps to fix the problem.....

Mar 31, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Color distoration, then the game froze and now video wont work

It could be as simple as the video cables. Get another set of cables and try it. You can get them pretty cheap on auction sites. IF that dont work then I would say your headed for the 3 red lights or no video problem. If thats the case then check with ms and see if your still under warranty. If not we can help. We are registered repair service on this site. thanks

Jan 29, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I did that

have you tried going to a different vid like vid 2 or output etc. if it starts to work on a different video then you can know go to settings and go to vidoe settings and you can change it to what ever options of the cables you want be careful if you change it to the wrong one it will not work unless you have the cables that you have chosen. you can also choose the HD cables if you have those cables once youve changed it the screen will go black (happens to any cables you pick) then you dont touch the controll and change the TVs vid to were ever your HD output channel is at and then when you go to the right one you should be able to see the screen again and it will tell you that the vid will change back to the other vid you use to be on so you have to press yes with ps3 controll and then you will go to some other options and then it will tell you about the audio for the audio just go to the same HD cables and then you would be set. (

Mar 28, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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