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Audio but no video using hdmi on ps3

First i hooked up the ps3 using the component cables that came with the system and it worked fine. later, i purchased a hdmi cable and hooked it up to my toshiba hdtv but only get audio and no video through it.

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Re: audio but no video using hdmi on ps3

The cables might be faulty so borrow some one elses cables and try them if you have that option or just go back to the cables that came with it for now.

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Tried to hook up ps3 to a different, older tv. was hooked up with hdmi cable and optical audio cable. bought a component cable that works with the ps3. I can't get a picture or sound. or anything else. ...

HDMI is a digital signal, so your TV and your PS3 are basically talking to each other over the connection at all times. That's why when you plug an HDMI connection into your PS3, it can detect the connection and try to switch right to it. Component cables don't work the same way, they only output information, so it's a one way street. Your PS3 is still outputting information, but it still thinks it needs to output to the HDMI port. The fix is pretty simple, and there are two options.

The Long Way
  1. Plug your PS3 into an HDMI TV.
  2. Change the Audio settings first, so your console outputs audio to a Component source.
  3. Now change the Video settings last, so the PS3 is outputting to a Component source as well.
  4. Your screen should go blank once you do this. Hit the X button once, wait a moment, then use the power button on the front of the PS3 and turn it off.
Now just plug the PS3 into the other old TV with the Component cables, and turn it on. You should have picture and sound now.

The Short Way
  1. Leave the PS3 plugged into the old TV, and turn it off with the front power button. Once the light has turned Red, hold the power button down for at least 5 seconds. Don't let go until you should hear the system beep twice.
Now you should be able to use your PS3 on the older TV without a problem.

The Short Way is a simple reset of your video card, it causes the PS3 to revert to outputting to it's out-of-box settings. If neither of these ways worked, check here at the Sony website, and one of those solutions may better fit you, but it sounds like one of the two solutions above should solve it.

Please leave a comment or rating letting me know if this solved your problem, constructive feedback is always welcome. Good luck with your console and good luck with your games.

Dec 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Audio/video feedback noise

to solve your problem you need to use hdmi or component high quality cables...if you got a Ps3 to work with high video power...1080p ... I think you are losing time using this console with 480i audio and video low resolution cables...You need to understand that the simple sony A/V cable is made to use with Playstation One. Buy and install a hdmi cable in your Ps3 ...and you you see the huge difference...

Nov 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I just bought a PS3 slim and hooked it up to my 65'' Toshiba DLP TV using a HDMI cable. The problem is i have picture but no sound. I have tried the settings and all seems to be fine, also tried different...

not 100% sure but check the manual for your tv it may be that you need a faster hdmi cable, as with having a larger tv it will work at a faster rate so the basic hdmi cables wont work.

Nov 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No audio

stupid answer but did u check the audio settings in the main menu from the ps3? i reset my ps3 on accident n the audio changed to component but picture stayed on HDMI

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

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No sound from hdmi cable

Go to the Sound settings in PS3 and be sure it's listed as HDMI and not Audio Video Cables.

Output on TV may be set to surround sound system? Powerd On?


May 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 hook up problem

I ended up using the component in cable hookup and fiber optic digital audio instead of HDMI - works fine.

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

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Line going up and down TV when i play ps3?

did you reset the setting in your xmb on your ps3 from hdmi to a/v cables?

Dec 27, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Check the couplings at either end of the cable. Sometimes these will loosen and can cause a lack of signal strength.

but its probably not the cable, its probably the ps3. HDMI cables don't really break because they are just wires, they don't have moving parts. Try connecting your PS3 to your TV with the regular cable red, white, and yellow connectors that you got when you bough the PS3. If the PS3 doesn't work with the original red, white, and yellow connectors then you know its the PS3. If the PS3 does work fine, you know its either the HDMI cable (still unlikely) or the HDMI connection on your TV or PS3 (more likely

Oct 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cant go from a/v cables on my ps3 to hdmi cables! AAAAHHHHHHH

I had the same problem. If you go into the system settings portion of the menu and reset to default settings, then connect your HDMI cable while the system is re-loading, the PS3 should "see" the HDMI cable and ask you if you want to connect your audio and video using that. Hope this helps.

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