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Sony Playstation 3 + HDMI + Samsung Series 5 47"LCD Problems (tried all solutions i found) OK at my wits end now. Heres the testing I have done. Have the ps3 connected to the set using the av cable works fine. Have it connected with the hdmi cable nothing Connect both cables and view through the a/v cable and it detects a HDMI device and asks should i use it. When I select yes, nothing, although the tv detects and changes mode I get a black screen (no sound either as far as I can tell) To test the lead I have plugged it into my laptop and the laptop displays just fine on my tv at full1080p with sound. The tv is 1 year old, samsung 5 series 47" This morning i tried a firmware update on the tv, which is now fully up to date - made no difference. Using teh service menu on the tv i can see that the tv is HDCP compliant, I thought this might have been an issue but I guess not. I have also tried turning everything off, unplugging it all for at least 5 minutes, and bringing it all back on in just about every sequence i can think of. I have tried the hold for 5 seconds reset trick on the ps3 which does always reset it and re-detects a hdmi cable, but alas, no dice if i try and use it. any suggestions guys?

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  • brad779 Apr 28, 2010

    hi thanks for your reply.
    I cant really get access to another ps3 as I live in spain and dont really know anyone here. lol.

    I cant hook up a blu ray player on that same port as I dont have one. But i have tried my laptop on the same port with the same lead and it works just fine.
    (my laptop has a hdmi out port)

  • zoopmitty May 11, 2010

    only thing i can tell you is to get your friends ps3 and try it out. what happends if you try hooking up a blu ray player on that same hdmi port using the same hdmi cables?? that way at least you'll know if its your ps3 or the lcd.. its a start



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Make sure ur not using both the av cable and the hdmi on some models it causes conflict although they are on different inputs. also did you try using a blu ray player or another ps3 on that hdmi port using the same cables or different cables? if another equipment work/don't work u can at least start to narrow down your problem..

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  • zoopmitty Apr 29, 2010

    i am aware that the ps3 video going out. here is something you can try
    to restore the ps3 it fixes many of software side of things for the ps3.

    someone posted this......
    I almost went crazy with this! I tried everything everyone was saying
    and nothing worked. Finally I came across a posting that said as
    follows: 1. Turn off ps3 at back. 2. Turn off tv, and unplug it,
    wait several seconds to reset. 3. turn on tv first, make sure your input
    setting is set for the ps3 (you may have to quickly switch after
    turning on the ps3 at front) 4. turn on ps3 at back, then turn ps3 on at
    front, wait about 2 seconds, then press and hold ps3 button and the
    screen should pop up asking you about the video settings

    this is another method i found on this site
    i got this from getupart from this site and he/she said....

    Turn Off in back (wait few seconds for it to re-set)
    2. Turn on in
    3. Turn on in front and hold your finger on it 'till it turns
    off again -
    (you get the beep on then the three beeps for reset
    and it will eventually beep again and turn off)
    4. Turn off in back
    (wait few seconds for it to re-set)
    5. Turn on in back
    6. Turn on
    in front hold finger for three beeps and damn it works!


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You will have to manualy set up hd settings again for it to be compatible, simple. when switching on ps3 hold down the on/off button for around 7 secs till you hear a couple of beeps, this will allow the system to conect to the new HD setting.

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