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My playstation 3 will not display a picture. Any ideas on what I can do?

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  • hanren May 02, 2008

    I forgot to turn off the console one night and I lost the picture display on the very next day. Only the audio function is working now. How could I fix this problem? BTW, I used the special playstation remote control (like the one used for TV) to play blu-ray movies.

  • Teddy86 May 04, 2008

    I also have the same problem when i leave it on standby for periods of time.

    I have even had my PS3 replaced but it still has the same problem.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I got a PS3 and a mere 3 days after purchasing the picture was so black and ruffled that I couldn't even see anything (And it worked when I first got it and I took great care of it, hasn't moved since I got it). Returned it and now the second one on its second day is starting to do the same thing. It worked for the first day and now the picture is starting to get darker and darker and starting to ruffle. I have no doubt that it will soon be unviewable again. WTF!!! What do I do????? I'm not allowed to return it again and I'm not about to waste 400 dollars on 2 broken systems.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I got a PS3 and a mere 3 days after purchasing the picture was so black
    and ruffled that I couldn't even see anything (And it worked when I
    first got it and I took great care of it, hasn't moved since I got it).
    Returned it and now the second one on its second day is starting to do
    the same thing. It worked for the first day and now the picture is
    starting to get darker and darker and starting to ruffle. I have no
    doubt that it will soon be unviewable again. WTF!!! What do I do?????
    I'm not allowed to return it again and I'm not about to waste 400
    dollars on 2 broken systems.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    The Best way to fix a problem like this is to use a PS3 Repair Guide.

    You can find a good one here:


    www.PS3RepairsGuide.com

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Depending what type of file you are trying to open, the PS3 won't display alot.
go to system settings and make sure you have enabled the correct playback / field of the file type.
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I have a picture but i have no sound on my movies can you help me. it is a sony bravia and a ps3 w a pioneer reciever hdmi hook up thanks


Please try these steps to reset both display and sound back to standard -

Step 1.

Turn the Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The console will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep

Step 3.

Wait for the Playstation 3 display to initialize.

Hope this tip helps you out

Jan 25, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 is not working through the hdmi cable. There is sound but no picture. I've tried in different ports but its the same every time.


Follow these very simple steps to reset your display :-

Step 1.

Turn the Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The console will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep

Step 3.

Wait for the Playstation 3 display to initialize.

Your Playstation 3 should now display properly and you can get back to your gaming!

Hope this tip helps you out

Dec 31, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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When entering a game I hear sound but no picture. Plugged in correctly and TV set to HDM11.


If you are sure that you have your TV on the correct input, you can try resetting the PS3's video settings using the following procedure:

  1. Before changing cables, make sure the PlayStation 3 is turned off using the main power switch on the back of the PlayStation 3 (the 0 side is pressed down).

  2. Unplug the power cord of the PlayStation 3 and television (or display) from the wall socket.

  3. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the [HDMI OUT] port on the back of the PlayStation 3 system.

  4. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the [HDMI Input] port of the TV or display monitor.

  5. Plug the PlayStation 3 and television (or display) back in to the wall socket.

  6. Turn the main power switch on the back of the PlayStation 3 back on (the line on the power button is now pressed).

  7. While the PlayStation 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.

  8. Turn ON the PlayStation 3 and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).
If that does not resolve your issue, try the other steps here:
http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=262

Oct 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No picture coming to my tv


Hi there,

If you have sounds already playing on the laptop, then you must switch your default to the HDMI then go and re open the program ie itunes. Any other program playing sounds on ur laptop speakers will continue to play through the lap top speakers...
On VISTA do this
Right click your screen
go to personalize
on the left there is an option "connect to a projectror or external display"
Click the speaker picture, and set the default to HDMI by right clicking it and selecting make default.
Close your media programs, and then re-open them and hit play

However, click the provided link for more information;
http://www.zimbio.com/Playstation+3/articles/20/Playstation+3+No+Picture+Problem+How+Fix

Regards,

Anirban Mazumdar

May 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 not giving a picture or display (not even getting audio), worked fine yesterday (3/5).. have tried an older PS2 with the TV (it is not the TV)... any ideas?


john_wenzel

You may just need to reset the video on the system. The link below will help you do this by putting the system into recovery mode.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZWye1CLTVo

Mar 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When we put the playstation game into the playstation the game won't appear on the tv screen. However, we can watch DVD's and listen to CD's through the playstation without any problems.


there are two ways to connect your ps3 for picture through HMDI or scart.

what you need to do is reset that.

you have to press down on the on/off sensor button for more than 2-3 secs when you turn on the set again for the PS3 to reset your display option.

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

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My ps3 wont display picture


PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like No Display Problme. You may check out the informative blog post at PS3 Repairs blog

Hope it helps to fix the problem.

Mar 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No picture only sound


PS3 is one of the most, amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like No Display Problme. You may check out the informative blog post at PS3 Repairs blog.




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Jan 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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HDMI green screen


1-HDMI is available in several versions. The PLAYSTATION 3 is compatible with HDMI version 1.3 or higher, which will take full advantage of Blu-ray Disc™ high-definition video. There are also "Type A" and "Type B" connectors. The PLAYSTATION 3 uses the 19-pin Type A connector, which will allow resolutions up to 1080p.
The HDMI cable is not included with the PLAYSTATION 3. If you are using an HDMI to DVI converter, you may wish to remove this adaptor.

2- The resolution output (i.e., picture quality) of the PLAYSTATION 3 will depend on three factors:
The type of cable used and the inputs available on the TV or display monitor.
The maximum resolution the TV or display monitor can support. The PLAYSTATION 3 can output two types of resolution: HD and SD. Refer to the TV or display monitor's owner's manual to check which video modes are supported.
The maximum resolution programmed into the source material (movie or game). Refer to the software packaging for information on maximum resolution details or contact the publisher directly.


3- Try connecting with the supplied AV Cable instead of the HDMI to see if you can get a successful installation. This will help determine where the problem may be with your particular HMDI setup and/or equipment.

4- Disconnect any coaxial cables at the point closest to the television. Signals sent through coaxial cables may cause interference with the sound and picture outputted from the PLAYSTATION 3 which results in buzzing and humming noises from your display and speakers.

Nov 29, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 no picture


Hold the power button for 10 sec's and you'll see the picture again.

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

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