Bought PS3 used - I have unit hooked up properly, this I am certain...no video cable w/ unit, so I purch. component AV cable for PS3 and PS2; results of 5 sec. reset is nothing - same blue screen.... can anyone help?? thx
Since you bought this console used, it maybe set to HDMI 1080p/ 1080i/720p output(by the original owner) and if your TV does not support this there will be no picture, the only way to lower the output resoloution is to get into the options menu but to do that you will need a freind with a tv that supports whatever resoloution its been set too.
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Your 3rd party component cables may be the problem as the conections for the ps2 and ps3 are way different if you look at the pins on the male end.You should at least hear audio if it is compatible and you hooked it up correctly. If no audio then your cables are hooked up incorrectly or faulty. Go on ebay and look for the actual av cables for the ps3. If your TV has HDMI slots hook it up that way.
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Sounds like the Tv your using is faulty. Its could have hardware failure. You did say it PS3 was working on hdmi on a plasma. If your using the default hdmi cable that came with ps3 that also can be faulty. I have always had problems with the default hdmi so i bought a new one that was not SONY and it works beautifully. Another thing the black screen with green is a video cable or graphics issue.
Does this tv work if there is no ps3 connected? if so i recommend using the standard PS3 Component AV Cable. see if that will let you reset your ps3.
Make sure you are on the correct input, try purchasing component cables and using them(Has a red green and blue plug for video and red white plug for audio) make sure the AV on the TV works try plugging something else into it like a DVD Player make sure you switch your video setting to the correct format.
I suggest trying to use a different av cable from the gamecube to the tv, also try using the av cable you have on another unit, the cables are also exchangeable with the nintendo 64 av cable, so if you have a N64 laying around you can test with that cable. Good luck.
However. I´m inclined to think that you did change the input on your TV. So your problem is another, this is what you have to to to reset:
1. Unplug the HDMI cable from both the TV and PS3. 2. Plug in the AV MULTI OUT cable (the red, white, yellow one provided along with the system) to both your PS3 and TV. 3. Set the TV input to the correct one and turn it on. 4. turn on the PS3 with the front button but DON´T release it, keep your finger on it, until you hear a second beep, thats when you release the button, the PS3 will start to identify what it´s connected to and will display it on your TV.
Hook up the composite cables that come with the unit. Turn the TV on to the correct input. Turn the PS3 on using the power button on the unit. When you press the button continue holding the button until you hear a second beep....about five seconds. That should set the PS3 back to the factory output. If that corrects the problem you can set the PS3 to use whichever cable you want via the XMB.
The 37" Vizio I just bought has a very confusing feature where the same input can be used as either the Y channel of the component or the full video channel for composite. If you plug a component source into the TV and then select the composite input ("AV" on the remote), you will see a black and white version of the full component signal (makes sense as the Y channel is just the luminance component). As sad as it is, I was stumped by this for a while until I happened to hit "COMP" and got full color. FWIW, the manual warns about this, but it really doesn't emphasize the point. I wonder how many returns they get because of this.