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My ps3 will turn on but black screen, I tried holding it down and wait for the 2 beeps but stilla black screen.

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Ps3 black screen


Put in standby mode by holding off button until LED is red. Turn on the system and wait about 3 sec and hold off button again. This time wait for about 3 beeps and that should reset it. Sounds like it may be in HDMI mode.

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I have a black screen when I connect the HDMI cable. When I connected it originally it worked for about 5 minutes but now I get nothing but the black screen. I tried connecting a different HDMI cable to it...


The main reason of HDMI black screen problem due to HDMI cable may damage and not proper connected to the PS3 console. Please follow below step to troubleshoot PS3 HDMI cables problem:1) Restart your PlayStation 3.
2) Look for loose cables.
3) Try to unplug all cables except the power cord, and plug them back in. If you found out that your HDMI cable is damage, do borrow your friend cable and have a try. If your friend cable work fine, and the black screen error disappear. Then you can buy a brand new HDMI cable for replacement.
Tips 2: If tips 1 not working, you need to go another step deeper by reset your console. Most of the PS3 gamers not aware that Sony actually done include in the black screen troubleshooting method and other HDMI problems in the PS3 manual, you can find it under troubleshooting section - topic "console reset".
If you do it correctly, the console reset fix will allow you to reset back your PS3 to its default HDMI settings without impacting your gamer profile, and other storage data in hard drive.
You will need to perform the following steps:

1. Place your PS3 in stand-by mode.
2. Hold down the touch power button until a series of beeps are heard.
3. Listen for one long beep, followed to two shorter beeps.
4. Release the power button.
5. Follow the instructions on screen.

Jan 11, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 worked fine at home using HDMI cable. took it to worked and used the AV multi out rca jacks and i get nothing just a black screen.


Please try these following steps :

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

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it and then about 5 seconds later it will beep again. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start.

This solution basically resets the video output back to standard definition.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Sep 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I AM TRYING TO RECONNECT MY PS3 ON MY LCD TV AFTER 2 WEEK BEEING DISCONNECTED AND IT DOESNT SEEM TO WORK THREW HDMI CABLE! IT SAYS THAT HDMI CABLE WAS DETECTED BUT WHEN I AM ON HDMI CHANNEL ON TV THERE IS...


I think maybe the following steps might help you out :

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

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it and then about 5 seconds later it will beep again. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start.

This solution basically resets the video output back to standard definition.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Aug 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I wnt away from home for a few weeks and when i came back i wanted to play my ps3 but when i turned it on all i got was a black screen so i tried reseting my ps3 sevral times and and still nothing happened...


Have you tried resetting the video ouput?

Try these steps :

Step 1. Turn the PS3 onto standby (red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it, then beep again 5 seconds later.
Step 3. Release the power button when you hear the second beep.
Step 4. Wait to see if your PS3 starts up

What this does is reset the video resolution back to standard definition.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

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

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My PS3 freezes while playing both discs and demos. Occasionally it won't even recognize that there is a disc in the drive until I eject and put it back. When I click on the disc icon (tried with both...


You need to RESTORE FILE SYSTEM on your ps3.
Here is how you can do it.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when it turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Jan 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When I hit the power button it beeps then cuts off


are you holding it down when you do it if thats the case then as soon as it turns green then remove your hand from it

Aug 13, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When I turn my PS3 on, my background screen appears but nothing else loads, not even the numerous areas (Settings, network etc.) all that appears is an icon in the upper right hand corner saying "Press the...


you can try doing this cuz i had the same problem till i did this...Access the PS3 recovery menu
1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
..I did this and i got my ps3 Back !! :)

be patient and wait for those beeps.. they are important

Jun 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Becoz ur hard disc got corrupted ! But don't worry, U need swith on the PS3 & touch hold both the "Eject" & "Power/Reset" button for 20 secs or until a triple beep sound. It will restart the PS3 with a Message " Press X Button to restore the corrupted data ".. Enjoy.. !! =D

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PS3 will not show on screen


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