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I got a second hand playstation 3 the other daybut the connection for the playstation wont fit in to the back of it as there is no connection in the back of the telly 4 it? wat can i do

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What cable are you using theres the LAN line and the PHONe line try using the LAN line its usually that one..

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My ps3 wont stay on


i think that you could have over heated the ps3 and you might have blown a fuze
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My Ps3 wont load the dashboard help


Please try the following solution to fix your PS3. Please note, option 5 will erase your hard drive so any save games you had will be lost.

Step 1.

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

Step 2.

Press and hold the power button. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off back into standby mode (red light on). You must now release the power button.

Step 3.

Press and hold the power again. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.

Step 4.

Your Playstation 3 will now start up with a screen asking you to connect a controller via USB. Connect your controller and then press the PS button.

Step 5.

A menu will now be displayed on screen. Select option 3 "Restore File System". This will then ask you to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the system restore. Accept whatever the Playstation 3 says.

The Playstation 3 will now go through the system restore process and re-install the system software back to out of the box status. If it still does not work try the above but choose option 4. If that does not work try option 5 as a last resort, this will erase the hard drive.


Once you have completed the above, the Playstation 3 should restart and spring back to life again!

I hope this helps all of those out there who are suffering this problem.

Jan 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I used an hd cable with my ps3 on a different tv now it wont work with my original lead to the original tv


Follow these very simple steps to bring your Playstation 3 back to life!

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.

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Playstation 3 (PS3) Console: My controller wont turn on at all even when i conn...


there is a hole in the back of the controller, hold it for 5 seconds then try to re sync it.

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My playstation 3 turned off, wont turn back on and a flashing red light appears, and it wont eject the game i had in, Solution?


This is known as the yellow light of death(ironic i know). This is caused when the solder on the board melts and bridges(connects). Once this happens it shorts out the board causing the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

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My controller wont turn my ps3 on or wont work at all


It's a simple process and only takes around five mins! (if your good with your hands) there are five star head screws in the back of the controller remove these and remove the back casing ( there is a clip at the bottom between the two sticks push this in and lift up) remove the battery plug then plug back in, replace the back casing and replace the screws. Plug the USB charging cable to the ps3 and the hand set, press the playstation button to turn on the handset JOB DONE!! Hope this helps!

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Do we need a hdmi adaptor?


you need to go to walmart and buy the av cord for the ps3
its expensive but the ps2 cable wont work

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I have been playing my playstation 3 on a regular Hd tv and it worked fine but now it wont connect to my Protron (HDMI) tv with my HDMI cable.


you have to reset the video setting and it will work again Hdmi is different on each tv so you have set this up again ok let's do this with the unit off turn the main switch on the back of the unit connect your Hdmi cable to your tv now place your finger on the front on/off switch keep your finger there ok now turn the mainswitch on the back of the unit the playstation turns on but don't remove your finget yet wait about 4 seconds or until your heard another bip (not the one when the playstation turns on) once you heard this bip remove your finger before the playstation turns off if you let it turn off try again all of this but if you remove your finger on time just wait few more seconds and bingo you have picture again using Hdmi

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Vidoe output is funky


Straight from Playstation3.com Support/troubleshooting section:

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  • If the video output settings on the PLAYSTATION®3 do not match those of the cable or TV in use, there may be no picture. If the screen goes blank, turn off the system.
  • Then, with only the PLAYSTATION®3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution."

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