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PS3 has no audio or video

Power comes on, drive lights show booting, completes boot sequence, there is no audio of video.

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  • csedwards Jun 06, 2008

    TV does not sense the A/V input from the PS3. First went out on my Flat panel using a HDMI cable. Tried on an older TV with AV cable, still nothing.

  • Chrissy3042 Jun 12, 2008

    Exactly the same problem!

  • ctorres16 Jun 14, 2008

    it is the same thing. i had the ps3 on a buddy's lcd using a hdmi and next day wont read on any of the 3 tvs that i have. one of them is a tube tv. the other two are lcds. now i tried the reset thing and still nothing. can you help?

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    The reseting does not fix the problem I am having

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    i turn my ps3 on and it dosent load the game,it just gos to the home page


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Make sure the system is off. Hold down the Power Button for 5-6 seconds until you hear the second beep. Your video settings should now be reset and you will be able to choose your connection type. It will automatically default to AV so make sure you at least have that plugged in.

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Audio , video problem etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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If this does not solve the issue then the PS3 will need to be professionally repaired. Sony can help you for $150 but you'll loose your game data. Gatpro repair does that repair for $79 and it comes with free shipping!

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Playstation 3 showing a yellow light

this means hadware failure if you still have warrenty send it to sony but if your not under warrenty and want to take matters into your own hands here are a couple of tricks.

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turn off ps3,....take out the hard drive the hard drive is on the left bottom side, pop the panel off with a small flat head screw driver of knife, then take out the single screw holding it and slide the hard drive to the right with the little handle. it looks like it should pull straight out but it doesnt you have to go straight to the right with it first to get it out of the connectors then pull straight out( when pulling straight out it should be completely free and just lide out)
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Nov 21, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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If it was a powerful magnet and was near the hard drive, it could have messed with that. Aside from the hard drive, I can't think of anything that would react negatively to a magnet.

Can you elaborate a bit on "doesn't work"? Does the red light come on when you plug in the power? Does video come up on the screen but the PS3 not boot? etc

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Try taking out your harddrive and booting it up again and if it does the same thing again then it might be your system, if it dont then you'll need a need harddrive.

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