Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
My setup is hdmi. in the middle of a game the sound stopped. had this problem in the past. usually restart solves it. not this time. any ideas?
I had the same problem and tried everything and in the end turning off my tv and turning it back on again worked.. I also have HDMI setup through a samsung 1080p tv... I hope this helps someone :) I was so frustrated till I figured it out ;)
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
I had the same sound problem, I stopped by EB games to try to get answers and WHoa.. the Sony Rep was there...BONUS!! Here's what you do....connect the HDMI cable from your PS3 to your T.V. for video, and connect your optical audio cable to your Home Theater. Hold your finger on the on/off switch of the Playstation for 5 to 10 seconds,you will have flashing blue and green lights while you hold it, then it will turn off (red). Then hold it again for another 5 or 10 secondsto turn it back on, keep holding it until the green and blue lights stop flashing. That resets the Playstation3 defaults. If you have an HDMI cable, you will see a message "HDMI cable detected, do you want to select it?" Say yes. Then you should get a second message about "Ps3 can automatically set optimal settings, yes or no" Again say yes. Now you should have audio and video through your T.V. Now to get the audio through your home theater, go to "system settings" (looks like a suitcase.) select sound settings...the PS3 should have selected HDMI already, change it to digital optical, and then move right to the optical settings, put a check mark in "Dolby Digital", and "PCM 44 mhz", and "48 mhz.." DO NOT...and I repeat DO NOT put a check mark in "DTS digital" If there is one there, uncheck it!! That is what is screwing everybody up, that is a movie sound setting usually only found on high end music concert DVDs (like the Eagles) you will get no sound on some games and some regular movie DVDs with this setting selected. Move your screen right once more with your left joystick...click "save" and Voila!! Go start the game!! Enjoy!!
Posted on Jul 18, 2008
Just suffered some prob. Switch of TV unplug everything and restart. This fixed my prob.My system is hooked upto a Sony Bravia TV. This issue seems to happen no matter what TV or HDMI cable type is in use.
Posted on Aug 07, 2010
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PS3 to my 1080p LCD via HDMI. All of a sudden I lost sound during games and when trying to watch streaming Netflix. I believe this started immediately after trying the Little Big Planet demo. I tried the reset procedure (continuously holding down the on/off button to turn on the PS3 until I heard a beep) and then selecting to automatically set optimal settings. This brought back audio when accessing the PS3 menu but I would lose sound again once I tried a game.
Ensure you have set the PS3 to automatically set optimal settings (see above) and then disconnect and then re-connect the HDMI cable leading into your TV. I did this with the TV turned on and while in a GAME (not while I was in the PS3 menu.) The sound immediately came back.
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
Onlyforbrian... thanks man. I just selected the options you just mentioned for audio and I can hear the game once more. I've been dealing with this pain for a while. I tried the on/off button stuff but it only offered momentarily results. With your recipe I finally can use the ps3 as the first day.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
I tried eveything changed leads .back to default settings .in the end i did the format that took 3 and a half hours .but well worth waiting low and behold we have sound again .dont forget you loose eveything when you format.you have to start from scratch again with every thing.
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
Reset the settings the hdmi cord maybe bad might be hdmi port on playstation
Posted on Feb 16, 2008
PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Audio, video problem etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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