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Hd to normal tv problems

I recently plugged my ps3 into my mates hd tv, i only have a standard tv myself it worked fine but when i took it back home and plugged it into my normal tv there was no picture, so i plugged it back into my mates hd tvand switched the settings back to the normal scart setting but i still cant get a picture on my normal tv and i cant get a picture on the hd tv now aswell.

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  • bcjautos Apr 26, 2008

    i have the same problem i did a reset on it by holding the power button down when you first switch it on after a few attempts it kicked in but then crashed again a while later

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I had the same problem, but the reset worked for me, hold down the power button until u hear the "beep"

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I took my ps3 to my cousins house who has an HD tv with a HD wire. But once I took it back to my regular tv it didn't work. The screen was black. Please help me.


I had this same problem myself, and it's simple to fix. First, make sure to power off your OS3. The only light should be the red "Standby Mode" light. Now, press and hold the power button until you hear a beep, and the wait a moment. The console should start outputting to your TV again.

The problem your having is the video settings. Once the PS3 was set to output to HDMI, that's all it's outputting to. It can't tell when there is an RCA connection (those red white and yellow connectors), only when there is a new HDMI. Next time you go to your friends, just make sure to into the settings and choose the RCA video output before you disconnect from his TV and go home, then you shouldn't have any problems.

Here are the Sony instructions for this process.

Dec 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cant get picture on my tv. its a normal tv (no hd) but tried on mates hd tv and the message on the tv says MODE NOT SUPPORTED. Howdo i get my ps3 to work on my normal tv?


Hi there, what you need to do is reset the display. Follow these steps :

Step 1 Turn the PS3 off into standby mode (red light on)

Step 2 Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it then beep again 5 seconds later. Release the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3 Wait for the PS3 display to reset.

You should now be able to get a picture from your PS3 in standard definition

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Nov 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi , was playing in HD at a mates house on PS3, now back home my tv is not HD, how can i set it back to video mode by only touching the consol?


Ok follow these simple steps to get your PS3 back to standard definition.
1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (Red light on)
2. Turn the PS3 on and keep holding the power button down.
3. After about 5 seconds you will hear a single beep, release the power button
4. The PS3 should now reset back to standard video

Hope this helps

Aug 10, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I turn on my playstation and it works but i got no picture or sound. Recently i took my playstation to a mates place. my tv is standard def. my mates is high def 1080p. when i connected my sony to my mates...


sometimes ps has this problem as i m also havin a ps2 n ps3 n i play them on my standard definition tv ....i also hav to restart again n again till 10 to 12 times then finally it starts this may be a plate problem go show it to ur nearest service center.......hope it works

Jan 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Scart / HD


Turn it off with the "hard" switch in the back. Then turn it back on with the switch while pressing the power button on the front for 10 secs, this should reset your display settings.

Sep 07, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Is the playstation burned out?


Did your cousin ever connect it to an HD tv? If he did, this is a common problem with it. If you operate the PS3 with a normal television set, the ps3 will work fine. But when you connect it to an HD tv and hook up the HDMI cables, the ps3 sets itself to work with HD tv's only. There is a simple fix. a Hard Reset. Call sony customer suuport and tell them that your ps3 doesn't have a menu screen. They will walk you through the steps to restore your system. I would tell what to do myself if I remembered what to do. But regardless, remember this, every time you connect it to an HD tv and want to switch back to a normal tv set, you will have to hard reset the system. Try to remember the sequence the first time so that any other time this happens you'll know what to do.

Best regards,
Gavin93

Aug 18, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Returning back to factory default


Very easy solution. You know the button you tap to turn on the machine from the stand by mode (Red Light). This time when you tap it, do not let go, it will beep twice then go in to stand by mode again. Then boot up like normal and your video settings should be normal again.

Bimmerhp

Jan 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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You need to reset your video settings when you move to a regular TV. Just hold down the power button, it will beep twice and go back to stand by mode. They boot up again and your video setting should be back to normal ( for standard TV).

Bimmerhp

Dec 07, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Unhooked ps3 from an hd tv and plugged it into an sd tv and it shows no picture.


when in standby mode(redlight) push and hold the power power button until you hear the second beep. This should reset your PS3 to it's standard 480i resolution.

Sep 21, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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