Question about Video Game Consoles & Games

1 Answer

I have a brand new 320 GB PlayStation 3 Slim. Most everything works fine on it, however I'm having one consistent problem: I can only play games for 20 minutes or so before the video drops out and the screen goes black. At this point I have to turn the system off for 10-20 minutes before I can get video again; if I turn it back on right away I get no signal at all (not even a black screen). The PS3 is hooked up to an Onkyo receiver via HDMI and that sends an HDMI video signal to the TV. When the video drops to black, the audio still plays through just fine. When this is happening, I can switch to my XBox 360, which is plugged in to the receiver the same way, and I get audio and video just fine. I've tried swapping the HDMI cables around as well as changing what ports they go to on the receiver but nothing I've tried fixes it. This is actually my second PS3 system in 2 weeks; I sent the first back for doing the same thing, except it would only last 10 minutes or so before I lost video. It seems like this could be a heat issue because the back of the PS3 is quite warm but I don't hear any increased fan noise and it's not unseasonably warm where the system is located. Any other suggestions for things I could try to fix the problem? Thanks!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 81 Answers

If you've had this happen with two systems in a row, then it may not be the systems. First, try hooking up the PS3 directly to the TV, or another TV, and see if the issue still occurs. If it does, then something between the PS3 and the TV is causing your issue. Otherwise, call and get it replaced again, and hope the issue doesn't happen again.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My ps3 slim 320 GB wont stay on. red light comes


You have a mother board failure and your system needs to be serviced.

Aug 29, 2013 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Error 80010541 it won't let me play black ops but every other game works it's a brand new ps3 slim line 250gb and when i try put blck ops on bang i get that error


if the ps3 is new then there is some problem with game object since other game played ...u try to reach the help of this site to sort your problem..this error can be easily corrected by viewing this site.click hear site.....

Nov 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 Slim Console

1 Answer

Last night I was loading a game in the PS3. It made the sound of a game loading then the sound didnt stop for about 20 to 30 sec. Now everytime I try to play a game it doesn't even show a game being...


you have to change your laser lens, thats probably what's wrong since your ps3 does not recognize the game when you insert it, you can chage it your self by buying a new laser lens for your ps3 if you do make sure to specify your playstation3 system i.e: Playstation 3 80gb or Playstation 3 SLIM 250 gb

Apr 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

6 Answers

Can ps2 games be played on ps3


on the first ps3s but not now......im not sure bout the slim......mine plays ps1 2 3

Nov 11, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

1 Answer

I have PlayStation 2. I bought the Metallica


Well if you have a slimline, keep on reading. If you don't still try it and if it doesn't work, it will probably only work in the ps2 slim, because of the way it reads.

While its trying to read the disc, turn it horizontal, then tap it against your knee a few times until you hear it spin.

I was so pissed when the game wouldn't work, but know it works in my SCPH-79001 silver version.

Apr 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

1 Answer

New ps2 game won't play on older ps2 game console. Help!?


You're stuck not being able to play, you need to get the slim PS2's because they reconverted the discs for a new disc encoding.

Dec 25, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

1 Answer

Ps2 slim, plays ps1 games but wont play ps2 games


umm maybe something is wrong with the ps2 or is it getting to hot???

Dec 28, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Video Game Consoles & Games Logo

Related Topics:

170 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

James Wishart

Level 2 Expert

122 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75744 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15557 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...