Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I have a 80gb ps3 that doesn't show any video or has no audio what so ever. i tried the hdmi and av plugs. yes, they were on the right channels and yes, i tried different televisions and wires. i also already tried holding down the power touch for 5 seconds. the power supply is working fine. pretty sure i cant send it in because i bought it used, the warranty sticker still is on. and don't know if still have warranty .
so, someone that know what is wrong. does need new motherboard?
where can i buy ONE?
I have a friend at playstation and when I called I had no video or audio using the AV Multi Out.
The soultion is:
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 and damn it works!
I was so Pissed for two days and spent $80.00 on new cables (that I did not need) and the answer was so simple.. The SONY on-line troubleshooting instructions really need to be updated!
Let me know if this works for you!
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
I almost went crazy with this! I tried everything everyone was saying and nothing worked. Finally I came across a posting that said as follows: 1. Turn off ps3 at back. 2. Turn off tv, and unplug it, wait several seconds to reset. 3. turn on tv first, make sure your input setting is set for the ps3 (you may have to quickly switch after turning on the ps3 at front) 4. turn on ps3 at back, then turn ps3 on at front, wait about 2 seconds, then press and hold ps3 button and the screen should pop up asking you about the video settings
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
Take any disc out. turn off the sytem by holding down the power button so just a red light is evident. Then hold down the power button which consequently switches the system on. whilst still holding down the power button you should hear another beep and the video/audio should work.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
As all of these solutions sounds good I can tell you that about 50% of them will be getting to the restore menu and restoring the default settings, however; the other 50% is yet to be figured out at least on our end. Reflowing is not the answer as I have a reflow machine and it will not fix a no video/audio issue. I have had several no video/ No audio and have reflowed the entire board and nothing. Now on the YLOD reflowing in about 60-70% of the cases will work the other 30-40% is component failure and in that case you are almost certainly better off to just get another board. So I am too looking for the answer because I have a PS3 right now that I can hear the audio but it does not show video and the USB's will not sync the controllers.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
I have a no audio/video. I know DAMN well how to reset the video settings and how to boot up into diagnostics screen.
THERE ARE SOME THAT HAVE NO AUDIO/VIDEO no matter what. Has anyone ever fixed one like this before?
AGAIN, i am not talking about something you can read the PS3 manual and repair, ie., holding down the power button!
I am looking for MOB specific failures...thnx
Posted on Jun 27, 2010
Just holding downt the touch power button wont work. You need to actually follow a few more steps after this to get to the reset screen-
Posted on Feb 15, 2011
No display how to down load software and which software how to feed the software to ps3
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WORKS!!! Thank u guys, u r awesome
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
I had the same problem called sony they went through troubleshooting(plebs) in teh end offered a replacement, so while i was waiting for a replacement thought I'd try a new harddrive in teh ps3, too my amziement it worked teh ps3 now shows a disply albeit has an error with software but this is because the hardrive has no software on it went to sony website download teh latest update software onto memory stick. Installed teh software now working perfect.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
I cant believe this worked. Thanks guys, I was about to curse the person on ebay who sold me the unit.
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
My PS3 not showing any video
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
Solution 2 worked for me, thank you !
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
The problem is as follows. On the first generation of PS3 consoles - Sony in their wisdom used lead free solder to comply with WEE standards. The problem is after a while the solder cracks and the PS3 becomes faulty.
YOu need to have the PS3 officially repaired. A machine that melts the solder again. Failing this Sony will replace for 150 pounds in the uk - I would advise you do this if out of warranty - you'll end up with the new model - not PS2 compatable though the 60gb no 80gb version too. So be warned. I had it changed for 150 pounds in the end - as easier all round.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
Will the whores trying to sell **** please stop. THIS IS THE INTERNET YOU RETARDS. Free information and what have you. We don't even have to buy manuals for our cars any more. We just go to a forum and SOMEONE NICE HELPS US FOR FREE. I hope someone scans your stupid manuals and posts them here.
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
Ok just restore system settings you ll have to format but it works instantly
Posted on Feb 12, 2011
Thank you so much! I had power cycling the on/off switch several times before finding this forum with no luck. It took about 6 more tires and worked! I was about to throw it out the window! It's a slightly used unit & I thought I got a lemon.
Posted on May 23, 2010
Real solution for the 10% who have tried everything and no results. I was that 10% so here it is.
If you have done everything else, made sure all cables are properly connected, TV on the right setting, then you do this:
1. Make sure that your Ps3 is turned off in the back.
2. You must disconnect your HDMI cable and connect your Ps3 to the TV using the AV Multi out that it came with.
3. After connecting it, power the Ps3 from the back.
4. Then power up the Ps3 from the front.
What happens when you encounter this blank screen issue is that through a power surge or the sockets being unplugged from the wall, it reset your Ps3 and the connection settings. So when you power it up, it doesn't recognize that you are connecting through your HDMI. This is the last step.
5. Turn on your remote, log in.
6. Go to Display Settings
7. Video Output Settings
8. Choose HDMI Settings
Repeat steps 6-8 for Audio Settings and your done!
The 10% of you out there can just thank me when you go to bed this evening.
Posted on Mar 02, 2013
If you have a PS3 that is freezing up on you you can fix it from home using a good guide or you can send it in to get it fixed.
A good guide with video that shows you how to fix this problem is YLOD Repair Wizard
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
I had the same problem. I tried the OFF/ON method proposed above and NOthing worked for me.
In desperation, I just did a system update to the latest operating system. SHAZAM!!! the PS3 is running like new.
Its free, easy and it might work for you. Give it a try
Posted on Nov 28, 2009
Number 9 helped me.. I kept following the step in number 2 and it was not working. I had to hold it just a little longer to get the 2 beeps. Thank you very much.
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
I never post on threads, but the unplugging and resetting things multiple times actually worked. thanks a lot and definitely try out this solution is you're having problems. I almost threw the $500 pos out the window...
Posted on Sep 22, 2010
Thank you so much!!! this worked great.. the only problem now is that the system loads and I can see the Sony wave moving but the XMD doesn't load... please help
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
After kept trying few times... omg!!! solution 2# solve my problem!!! many thanks,
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
I had the same problem you need to un plug the entire system and let it sit for a couple hours and it workd fine and ever sience that happened its been working fine now. ope that works
Posted on May 29, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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