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PS3 doesn't appear on screen. Possible power issue.

Whenever I turn on my PS3, it turns on fine, but nothing appears on the screen. I tried switching a/v cables, but nothing worked. Thats when I noticed that when I turn it on, only the green light turns on. Is this a power problem, and if so can I fix it?

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    mine does the same thing it powers up but only the green light is on and there is no picture on the tv

  • leahrodgers7 Mar 30, 2009

    I have the same problem.When I turn the system on the sony entertainment screen comes up.Then the screen locks up and it turns all different colors.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Upon switching on, the green light comes on for 20 seconds and then turns off...nothing i do can get the screen to switch on...how can i fix this?

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Hello. There are a few causes for this. I will list acouple solutions for you.

1. Reset the Video Output Settings. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings. Once you turn it back on, it should work fine.
2. If option 1 does not work call Sony because the video out chip has blown or come unsoldered.

I hope this helps. Good luck to you.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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    Wes Sydenstricker Jul 30, 2008

    This is NOT a power problem. You didn't even give that much info. The green light is SUPPOSED to come on when it's powered on!!

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Use sloution 2 and hold the red button until it turns green then to red then start it works[=

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Your the bomb that worked thanks

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Gamefixer you do not help at all!

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  • richy rich12 Mar 04, 2011

    look at solution2 it fixed my ps3 right up

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