I have a 40GB PS3 connected to a Samsung LNT4661 and when I turn on the unit everything is fine at first. About 30 seconds after the menu appears, the screen starts to flicker (the display jumps around) and at times the screen goes blank. After 3 or 4 minutes everything is fine. What can I do to fix this?
Its for sure not the HDMI cable. I've got a high end shielded cable and still the flicker occurs. I'm also using HD Samsung 40" screen and have the same flickering going on for various intervals on the XMB. Any settings on the SAMSUNG TV that can solve this or is SONY doing something to remedy the problem?
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Step 1 - Turn off the playstation 3 by holding the power button on the front of the unit till the power light is red.
Step 2 - Touch and hold the power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the playstation 3 is powering on.
Continue to hold the power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
Continue to hold the power button and after about 5 seconds, you
will hear a third beep and the system will power off (power light is
Step 3 - Touch and hold the power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the playstation 3 to power on.
Continue to hold the power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
Continue to hold the power button and after about another 5 seconds
you will hear a quick double beep. At this point release the power
button. if you succeeded in activating the safe mode, you will see a
message on the screen saying 'connect the controller using a USB cable
and then press the PS button.
Step 4 - Perform the safe mode options in the following order until
one of the options works for you. If one option works, do not continue
onto the other options.
Restore Default Settings
Restore File System
Rebuild Data Base
Restore PS3 System etc...
HDMI doesn't usually like being plugged in live so turn everything off before you connect leads On the PS3 you might have to reselect the output preference so hold on the power for a few seconds, you'll hear multiple beeps and hopefully it will auto select the resolution etc.
I have the PS3 and this TV and it works....Try this.
1. Turn ON TV
2. Connect HDMI from TV to PS3
3. Select the correct HDMI input on the TV for the PS3(important)
4.Turn OFF PS3 if it is ON.
5. hold [I/O] Power button on PS3
6. Wait about 5 second and you should get the "HDMI Detected" or some similar message.
7. Configure the HDMI output for the PS3
Also, If you set the PS3 to "auto" for hdmi, it may set the resolution to 1080i. You may want to deselect everthing but the 1080P.
it is not your hard drive
you have to reset the video setting and it will work again Hdmi is different on each tv so you have set this up again ok let's do this with the unit off turn the main switch on the back of the unit connect your Hdmi cable to your tv now place your finger on the front on/off switch keep your finger there ok now turn the mainswitch on the back of the unit the playstation turns on but don't remove your finget yet wait about 4 seconds or until your heard another bip (not the one when the playstation turns on) once you heard this bip remove your finger before the playstation turns off if you let it turn off try again all of this but if you remove your finger on time just wait few more seconds and bingo you have picture again using Hdmi
Hey there I don't see why your playstation 3 should be doing that other than the console being defective. Sony doesn't have this problem that often and actually this is the first time i have heard of such problem. Try making sure the the HDMI cable is connected at both ends all the way in and also make sure your Samsung is a 1080P which i am pretty sure it is and finally if you have a friend or another 1080P HDTV in your house i would try and see if your ps3 will support the 1080P feature. If you still have the problem even when you use a different TV then its the ps3 that is malfunctioning otherwise it would be your Samsung. Let me know how that turns out alright.