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Ps3 How do i connect my ps3 to a non hd tv after being connected to a hd tv? When on a hd tv it works perfectly. However when on a non hd tv nothing is displayed

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Hold down your power button when you turn it on, for 5 seconds, it runs the screen settings menu and puts it in the best possible option for the leads fitted. hope this helps

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4 things:

try checking the power plug is in the socket properly

try checking tv is plugged in properly (hdmi cablewill not work with non hd tv)

your ps3 is ruined or just try and hold don the power button to get it to the new tv graphics if you had it on hd and ur trying to get on a non hd...or other way around. ifyou have any more problems send me a message on this site (if you can lol).

any way i probly had the same problem causei bought a ps3 from ebay it use to be on hd tv but i put it on non hd tv. i helddown the power button and it came back to life.

ps you can buy non hd tv cables on ebaay for cheap's what i did lol

Feb 13, 2013 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Connect ps3 to a non HD tv and picture only black and white?

Are you connecting it to a new SD tv after having been connected to an HD set? You can force the system to reset the video resolution settings by pressing and holding the On/Off button after the system has already turned on. I believe it is ~5-10sec. You will hear another beep after the initial startup beep. This will reset video setting to default and go through the resolution setup wizard again.

However, it is also possible that you are trying to connect a component cable to a composite tv. They are VERY different signals even though the cables fit interchangeably. If you use the Green component cable for video on a composite tv you will only see a grayscale image of the picture. This is most likely your issue. If this is the case you will need to buy a composite cable for the PS3 (the PS2 one is the exact same as the PS3 one.)

FYI Component cable has Red, Green, & Blue cables. Composite has Yellow (Video), White (Left Audio), Red (Right Audio). Both are normal RCA type plugs and will fit in each others plugs, but the signals are VERY different.

Jul 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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We bought a hardly used ps3 for our son for x-mas. We have tried hooking it up but can't get it too play. The tv is not an HD tv, the older style tv, also have a cable box attached to the tv. Plugged the...

or the previous owner of the ps3 had the settings on the system on HD settings and now the Non-HD TV cannot recognize the signal. In order to change the settings you have to find someone with an HD TV and switch the output settings from HD to AVI

Dec 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Can you connect the ps3 to a regular tv

There are RCA outputs on the PS3 that will allow you to connect to an older non HD TV. If you do not have RCA (that is the yellow, red and white cables used for video and audio) inputs on your TV, you will need an adapter (most likely a coaxial to RCA adapter found at radio shack, walmart, target, etc.).

Hope this helps,

Oct 04, 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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How can i rest the ps3

While the PS3 is off (red led)

Hold down the power button until you hear the second beep, quickly release.

That's it!

May 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Having trouble playing my Ps3 on a non HD tv after already using it on a HD tv

Hey bro try going down to circuit city, best buy and get the HDMI cord that converts to a Component cable on the opposite end. You can do this as long as the back of the non H/D tv has the Component Inputs on the back of the TV. If that does not work get the HDMI cable that converts on the opposite end to a S Video signal and connect that end to the S Video input on the back of your tv. I have seen these cables at circuit city in the playstation section. Again on one end of the cable it has your HDMI input to connect to your ps3 and on the opposite end of the cable it has the S video plug to run to the back of your tv and plug it into the S Video input. Same thing can be said for the HDMI on one end of the cable and the Component cables on the opposite end to run to the back of your tv. This will work if you find those cables. Good Luck.

Sep 16, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 problem

add the PS3 mac address to your list of non-filtered addresses on your router.

Dec 11, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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