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Ps3 turns on but doesnt show on screen...what to do???

I tried two different cords and two different TV's and it still doesnt work...dont know what to do.PLEASE help if you can

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    We have tried 3 different TV's and two different composite video cords. The game turns on and you can hear the PS3 welcome music play but no video.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    my playstation 3 wont show up on the screen....

  • datachew Jan 30, 2008

    I think I have the same turns on green light but doesent sound like its working much and the controllers are not reading a connection as is our tv as well.

  • mattcod4geni Dec 29, 2008

    I have all the leads plugged in and i turn it on and the tv is on and nothing comes up, I have tried your solution and it didnt work

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    everything is plugged in and the ps3 starts up and the controlers connect and it works but i have no audio or video...

  • davidxan214 Jan 24, 2009

    So my PS3 turns on fine on my hd tv. I use a HDMI cable but nothing shows up. No main menu and no sound. I went to AV1, AV2, and HDMI but no signal. I took out the HMDI cable and used the component cables. I switched to every other tv in my house. I held the power button for 5 seconds and nothing. What's going on?

  • rryry121 Jan 28, 2009

    it can turn on but the screen is not showing well i tried 4 tv's and get the same results



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You should try reseting the video setting.
When you have the PS 3 on Stand by (Red Light), press the reset button, but do not let go. The system will beep a few times and then go back into Stand By Mode(Red Light).
Reboot the system again and video should be back to normal throw the AV port.

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THat was an awesome suggestion infact it worked in conjunction with setting up HDMI 1 with the TV and the PS3 found that out after calling the TV company : ) Thank you all for the suggestins I am soo glad to find this site : )

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SOURCE: My ps3 wont show an image on to a tv.

try to reset your ps3. hold the power button and it will beep a couple of times do this three times. it will reset your system and work as long as you have no other issues

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