Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

3 Answers

No video - blue screen...

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

Posted by on

  • madmax777 Mar 14, 2008

    thanks for the two responses... last night after waiting (2) - 15 min intervals, I spoke to PS3 rep and they tried to get me to xchange and PAY $150 to swap out, so I declined said unit was from trusted source and only used twice... so he had me hold start button until 2nd beep and THEN I saw the black screen w/ all the options -next, I erased his memory data and set unit to 1080i per diagram, turned off and switched cables from 480 cables to AV cables, turned back on and game loads w/ sound! hope this helps someone else....

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 22 Answers

PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound , video/picture 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 14, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 33 Answers

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.

Good Luck

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ressetig the ps3 on a new tv


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.


Jun 24, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Just bought a used ps3 and when I hooked it up to my sd tv via av it worked fine, but then when I went to hook up t up to my hdtv via av also it will not display any video or audio.


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.

Jul 02, 2013 | Video Game Consoles

1 Answer

Trying to hook up av combo cable to an emerson tv for a ps3 and xbox using components not hdmi red white yellow blue green red


What do you need? what they are? Yellow is video, red is right audio, white is left side audio. the others are for HD. Good luck. ^^

Mar 29, 2013 | Video Game Consoles

1 Answer

Wii powers up doesnt have a picture or sound tv screen.


    • With the yellow, white, and red AV cables that came with your system:

      • Did you have to use the red/green/blue inputs on your TV because it doesn't have the standard (yellow) AV inputs? If so,click here for complete information on doing this type of hook up.

      • If this is your first time hooking up the Wii console or have you moved it to another TV, please click here to review our step-by-step connection guide. Our experience shows that many times this issue can be solved by double-checking your connection and finding the correct Input Select for your TV or VCR.


    • With the blue, green, white, and red component cables (sold separately):

      • Review our step-by-step Wii Component Cable connection guide to make sure the cables are properly inserted and that your TV is set to the proper input.

    If you have verified the connection is correct, and are still receiving a blank or black and white screen when powering on your Wii console, then the problem is likely with the system and it will need to be repaired. Please call 1-800-255-3700

Dec 29, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

1 Answer

Bought a used gamecube....hooked it up properly, we think, but have audio only ...no video....suggestions


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.

Apr 20, 2010 | Nintendo GameCube Console

2 Answers

Hooked up ps3 using hmdi cable worked not working now using the


mpc heesman1 might be right...

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.

Hope it helps.

Jan 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Sound but no picture


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.

Aug 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

I just bought an hdmi cable for my ps3. I folllowed the directions on pg.13 in the ps3 directions. I just cant seem to make it work. It says in the directions that an alternate screen will pop up once I...


when switching from AV or component to hdmi, it's best to have both of them hooked up before manually switch the cables on the console so that you can see what's going on. If this is not an option for you, try holding the power button until you see the picture come up. I think it's around 10 seconds.

Jun 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

PS3 Video Connection--Lines on TV


this may be due to the fact that your ps3 will be set up to hd. go into video settings when you switch it on and this should solve the problem. i had similar problems and bought a hdtv until someone pointed this out to me. however once you have experienced ps3 in hd you will not go back!!! hope this helps

Jan 13, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

Source list for Samsung LCD TV when hooking up PS3


when you switch the ps3 on if you hold down the power button for more than 4 seconds it runs the display setup. and sets the ps3 to run in the best possible option. hope this helps

Dec 10, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

751 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles Experts

Iron
Iron

Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Marc
Marc

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...