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PS3 I just purchaseda ps3 hooked it up and nothing works! I am running it through a standard television with AV outputs.. what is wrong with it?

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Its hooked up wrong or tv is not on right channel, hit input

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Hi our PS3 has no sound or picture. It does have the green power light on.

What is probably happening, is your PS3 is set for the wrong type of output. If you are using an HDMI cord, try switching to the AV cables that came with your PS3, and set your TV at the appropriate input to correspond with the AV hookups, and see if the picture works then.
If you are using the AV cables, it may have been set to HDMI accidentally. You need to use an HDMI cord, and hook the PS3 up to an HDMI compatible TV or monitor, and select the HDMI input. Once you get the picture working, go to Settings>Display Settings and set the display you wish to use.

May 16, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Got a PS3 hooked upto a Samsung 40" LCD TV via

I would suggest trying a different TV, and maybe see if you still have any Component or Standard Definition Composite cables to connect the PS3 to the TV and see if it works that way. I would assume you did this when you said you reset the resolution on your PS3, but turn it off, then hold in the power button until it beeps twice in a row. (Just in case) Make sure everything is plugged in twice and your TV is on the right input. If none of that works, there may be something wrong with the graphics adapters on your PS3 in which case you will need to contact Sony about fixing it.

Mar 04, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a ps3 60gb capatible for the ps2 I have it hooked up to the TV but its not showing anything on the TV I have the High Def connectors for the TV

It is a known problem with some high def connectors not working properly. The following should be checked before concluding there is a problem
1. Ensure you have your TV tuned to the right output station for as your ps3 is connected.(for example you cannot have your ps3 connected to the second set of av ports on your tv and your tv is on av1, it has to be on av2)
2. Cross-check the functionality of your ps3 using the default av cables that come with it so as to know if your cable or console is faulty.
3. Ensure that you high-def cables are properly connected.
If all the above prove abortive, you have to see a repairer to check-up your ps3 or tv

Dec 25, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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Everything connected, the screen shows but the

Try connecting the PS3 to your TV through a different port. For example, if you are using HDMI1 on your PS3, try HDMI2 or HDMI3.

Try a different cable. If you have a friend with a working cable try that.

Try a different output on the PS3. For example, if you are currently using the HDMI port, see if the standard composite or component output will work.

While convenient to plug things into an AV reciever, I find that just adds another link in the chain of devices that could go wrong.

Good luck.

Jul 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No picture or sound

Your display needs to be reset, Turn the ps3 off. Then turn the ps3 back on but continue to press the power button until you hear the beeps then it should work fine :)

Aug 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 doest display anything nor makes any sounds please help

Just a gander, but your PS3 may be set for HD output thus not displaying on your non HD television, your best bet in this case is to find an HD television, friend, coworker, etc, connect to it and switch the settings back to regular. Also if I understand correctly leaving the ps3 completely unplugged for 72 hours may also reset all settings. Good luck!

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

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Origiannly had my son's PS# hooked up to our HD TV

You must reset your PS3 in order to accept the new TV configuration.

  • 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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    first hook up the av cable then do your set up then powerdown then hook up your hdmi if not problem message back

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    Philips E-Box FTR9965 DTV Receiver and PS3 connection problem

    maybe your ps3 is set to hd output and not standard av so it's trying to send the signal through the hdmi port. if so, you need to hold the power button for a certain amount of time (it tells you in the manual) and it will switch to av output.

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

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    AV multi out

    when the power is off press and hold the power button until you hear two beeps

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