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Playstation 3 wont start on a scart connector

Playstation 3 has worked on HDMI TV. Am on holiday and am using the standard supplied scart connector. Have tried it on two TVs but get nothing.

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Re: Playstation 3 wont start on a scart connector

Did u check the right plug? if so, check it again. Maybe u forgot to plug other one!

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I have sound but no picture please help

Make sure that your cables are fully plugged in and pushed into both your PS3 and your PS3. If you are using a standard scart lead, make sure that all 3 connectors are fully pushed in and are intact.
If you are using a HDMI cable, just make sure it's pushed in fully on both ends. If it still does not work, trying getting a new HDMI cable or scart lead, as they may be damaged in some way.

Oct 14, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I can not see any picture or sound at all. We have the HDMI cable pluged in the PS3 and the TV, but red white ,and yellow plugs we r not sure where they should be.

There are different settings for PS3 video output, i.e. if it is set for HDMI it wont display when a scart lead is used. Try the scart connector, if it works go into settings and change to how you want it set, dont forget to save settings

Aug 26, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The PS3 switches on, lights up, drive and disc drive working but No Signal on TV. Saw HDMI cable solution previously posted. Does that work for SCART also?

yes just change hdmi for the word scart
  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).

Jun 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on my playstation three it goes to a black screen

If you used it recently for HDMI and have gone back to using standard definition the system wont automatically switch over.

If this is the case you will need to reconnect it with a HD TV and switch it to scart (or whatever you usually use) under the display options then quickly switch your TV to the correct channel and click yes when it asks if you want to keep these settings.

Bear in mind that when you do this you will need both the HD AND the scart plugged in at the same time.

Hope this helps!

Apr 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hooked up hdmi cable for playstation 3 an the

You need to to set the playstation back to scart lead in the settings.

Apr 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 will not play sound on my Sony Bravia HDX275 surround sound system. I have the HDMI cable plugged from the PS3 to the TV. I have another HDMI cable from the receiver to the TV as well as a opitcal...


Adjust the system's audio output settings. These settings are mainly used when the system is connected to audio devices that support digital audio output, such as AV amplifiers (receivers) for home entertainment systems.
Confirm the formats supported by your audio device.
Settings vary depending on supported formats. For details, refer to the instructions supplied with the audio device.
Select in_soundset.gif (Sound Settings) under in_setting.gif (Settings) in the home menu.
Select [Audio Output Settings].
Select the input connector on the audio device. Channel numbers and audio formats that are supported vary depending on the connector in use.
soundoutput001.jpg Input connectors on the TV or AV amplifier (receiver) PS3™ system output connectors Channels that can be used for output 2 Ch. 5.1 Ch. 7.1 Ch. HDMI HDMI OUT connector in_maru.gif in_maru.gif in_maru.gif Digital Out (Optical) Digital Out (Optical) connector in_maru.gif in_maru.gif - Audio Input Connector / SCART / AV MULTI AV MULTI OUT connector in_maru.gif - - 5.
Select audio output formats.
Select all output formats that are supported by the audio device in use. If [Audio Input Connector / SCART / AV MULTI] is selected in step 4, the screen for selecting audio output formats will not be displayed. If [HDMI] is selected, you can also select to automatically set the audio output format. (In this case, the HDMI device must be turned on.)
soundoutput003.jpg 6.
Check your settings.
You can go back to the previous screen and revise the settings by pressing the in_left_key.gif button.
soundoutput002.jpg 7.
Save your settings.
The audio output settings are saved on the system.
  • [Linear PCM 2 Ch.] audio is set to be output from all output connectors by default. If you change the audio output settings, audio will be output only from the connectors that were set.
  • If you change the audio output settings, the system will no longer be able to output audio from multiple output connectors at the same time. For example, if your system is connected to a TV via an HDMI cable and to an audio device via a digital optical cable and you switch to [Digital Out (Optical)] under [Audio Output Settings], audio will no longer be output from the TV. To output audio from the TV, switch the setting to [HDMI], or select in_setting.gif (Settings) > in_soundset.gif (Sound Settings) > [Audio Multi-Output] and set the option to [On].
  • If you select [Linear PCM 2 Ch. 88.2 kHz] or [Linear PCM 2 Ch. 176.4 kHz] in step 5, sound may be intermittent or may not be emitted from some audio devices.
  • When using an HDMI cable, only [Linear PCM 2 Ch.] audio will be output from PlayStation®2 and PlayStation® format software. To output Dolby Digital or DTS audio, you must connect the PS3™ system and the audio device using a digital optical cable and switch to [Digital Out (Optical)] under [Audio Output Settings].
  • If a device that is not compatible with the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) standard is connected to the system using an HDMI cable, video and/or audio cannot be output from the system.
(Information taken from here)

Hope it helped.

Nov 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I jus reseted my playstation 3 and still didnt work, i get sound but no video. my standard a/v cables do not work, but the universal a/v cables come in black and white

What cable are you using, HDMI or SCART?
Try to use another cable, a cable of friends ps3 or so.
It's best to use HDMI if your tv set has sockets for it.


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

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Playstation doesnt display at all

hold the power button until it blink twice then turn off.

Aug 13, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 No picture or sound

When you connecting sony via hdmi sony and tv must be shut down.First turn on sony then tv.Connect also and av cable or scart then go to sony settings and change out signal via hdmi or scart or av cabel and confirm.That should work

Jun 25, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi I recently played my ps3 on my friends tv using an hdmi lead and all was fine. Now i have returned home and tried to play my ps3 without the hdmi lead and it wont work can you help please.

go back to your friends with your ps3 and change the tv settings on the ps3 back to scart output but also take your scart lead and have it plugged in at the same time. once you have selected scart output unplug the hdmi cable to make sure the settings are right. hope this helps you.

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