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Dear fixya i bought faulty playstation 3 from ebay and try fix it.i fixed a few faulty playstations before,but now i came accros problem i can't fix.when i switch power button the green light comes up and playstation seems to work fine,but there is no picture.i thought it was hard drive,and when i wanted to go to safe mode,i couldn't get there either.is there problem with connection to tv or something?can anyone help please.thanks

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  • Marek Andrascik Oct 13, 2010

    is it a same problem where you have to reflow and heat up gpu unit?

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Hi. You may try using other TV or use another HDMI cable. If it is doing the same thing then this might be a motherboard problem. I have this issue before with my PS3 only to find out that the problem is the video chips.

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    Angelito Rabago Oct 13, 2010

    you are exactly correct. This will requires expertise specially in using re-soldering equipment. i have mine fixed by a PS3 technician.

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More than likely it's a GPU issue.

BUT before we try fixing that I would suggest booting the PS3 with the hard drive out.

If you get the same results, then for sure it's a GPU issue.

Here's a link to a couple of guides that address the issue and how to fix it.

Hope this info helps!

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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    RescueTechLA Oct 13, 2010

    Yes, it's essentially the same problem. Would you mind leaving me either 0 thumbs or 4 thumbs? Just NOT two, thanks ;)

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This is a common issue with PS3. Try this:

1. Turn Off in back (wait few seconds for it to re-set)
2. Turn on in back
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

Make sure first that there are no loose connections and you are using the right cables.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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