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PS3 picture doesn't work

I had my PS3 hooked up to my hd tv through the HDMI plug and I unplugged the system and moved it to a different house. The tv doesn't have HDMI so i used the AV cables that came with it to hook it up and the system turns on fine and everything but no picture or sound....is there some setting I need to change in order to use the AV connections? I don't have access to my tv with the HDMI connection right now so if there is a setting I need how do I do it with out being able to see anything?
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  • scubnshag May 22, 2008

    I just picked up my ps3 from someone and I used the av cables and have the exact same problem????

  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    Same problem....no HDMI cables here now and it wont start

  • sportsadam18 May 23, 2008

    i figured it out!!! If you hold down the front power button until it goes off then flip the switch on the back and continue holding the front power button when u flip the switch back on it starts loading and resets it to the standard hook up.

    Good luck ppl

  • watson001 Jul 28, 2008

    I can't tell you how many times i've done EXACTLY what everyone says to change it back to a standard TV.

    I've held the button, heard the beeps, done everything!!
    But i still get no picture on screen.

    For the love of GOD help!!!

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Alright I went thru the ps3 faqs, here is my solution. You have to do the following.

1. When the system is in standby mode (power button is red), you press and HOLD the button for about 10 seconds, basicaly until it turns off again. It may be more than 10 seconds but not more than 20. Yes I know it sounds a lot but trust me. Then simply press the power button again (remember it must go from red to green to red again, and u will hear a rough noise as if the system was turned off i.e. like you unplugged it). So press the power button, wait a bit for it to adjust the outpt settings and you should be good to go. :)

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  • marvinstar Jan 05, 2012

    THANK GOD MAYNE U HELPED ME SOOO MUCHH CUZ THIS ACTUALLY WORKED!!!

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    smc43311 Dec 09, 2012

    Bless you my son!!!

  • Xavier Winebarger
    Xavier Winebarger Dec 16, 2013

    it worked and i played a little bit then it happened again i did this step again and it didnt work this time what should i do

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I have a similar problem but my ps3 wont work with any cable, not even HDMI but lookinf for a solution I read that if you connect your ps3 to the tv with the composite calbes and hold the power button for 5 seconds the system should go back to standard resolution. Didnt work for me but neither did using the HDMI cable, im frustrated.

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1. When the system is in standby mode (power button is red), you press and HOLD the button for about 10 seconds, basicaly until it turns off again. It may be more than 10 seconds but not more than 20. Yes I know it sounds a lot but trust me. Then simply press the power button again (remember it must go from red to green to red again, and u will hear a rough noise as if the system was turned off i.e. like you unplugged it). So press the power button, wait a bit for it to adjust the outpt settings and you should be good to go. :)
THIS ACTUALLY WORKSS!!!!!!! THANK GODDDD

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  • marvinstar Jan 05, 2012

    1. When the system is in standby mode (power button is red), you press and HOLD the button for about 10 seconds, basicaly until it turns off again. It may be more than 10 seconds but not more than 20. Yes I know it sounds a lot but trust me. Then simply press the power button again (remember it must go from red to green to red again, and u will hear a rough noise as if the system was turned off i.e. like you unplugged it). So press the power button, wait a bit for it to adjust the outpt settings and you should be good to go. :)
    THIS ACTUALLY WORKSS!!!!!!! THANK GODDDD

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    flamingoband Jan 03, 2013

    can some help me my ps3 wont work i tried everything it powers up but no viedo no sound

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Dude!!! You're a life saver! I couldn't figure out what was wrong for two weeks. I thought my system was fucked up. Life saver man! Thanks for posting.

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

Ps3 sucks

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

Great got it working, Thanks!

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

  • Sleepydil15 Dec 13, 2010

    WTF mine still dont work. i came to my moms and my ps3 worked fine for a couple minutes then it frozed. so i did what most people would do hold the power button to reset the ps3. i started it back up and it froze instantly. Reset it again and now my video wont pop up and non of my controllers wont connect

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It is because u had ur ps3 set to and hdty not a standerd one same thing happend to me use hdmi cable and it will work agian

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

Man i read ur info and it worked perfectly the first time thanks

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SOURCE: 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.

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SOURCE: PS3 - HDMI to SD change issues

While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.Good Luck!

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SOURCE: PS3 doesn't connect to tv

Try holding down the power button for 3-4 seconds when you turn it on.
This should allow you to reset the AV inputs on the ps3

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 doesn't work with tv anymore

If your ps3 is working with the HDMI cable and not with the AV output cable and you want to use your old tv that only has av you must first turn the ps3 on using a tv with hdmi input and go into settings and restore the system to default settings and it should automatically restart. (when i did this, i quickly turned the ps3 off after the restard and plugged in the av cable so it would first start the system with av cables, not sure what will happen if you leave the hdmi cable in, i assume will leave you in the same problem as in the beginning) hope this helps.

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