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Ps3 i set my ps3 up with the hdmi cable and when i tryed to switch back to the red white and yellow cable it would not work

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When the ps3 is on hold the power button until you hear it beep twice and it will reset to factory. you should have a picture when it boots back up. hope that helps.

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I tried to use my PS3 on a new tv (Sony Bravia) with an HDMI cable. After seeing the delay, I decided to reconnect my PS3 back to an old tv using the regular A/V cables (the red, yellow, white ones) but...


This happens when you change the output settings to HD, then switch back to regular a/v because the tv dosen't recognize the signal. Thankfully there is an easy fix. Just turn the PS3 system on using the power button on the front and continue to hold it until you hear a second "beep" sound from the system. then picture should beging to work again.

Apr 07, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Im not getting anything (soud or picture) with the red, yellow, and, white cords. thats because it is set for the HDMI cable. how do i get the picture to come in without a HDMI compatable TV?


Sounds to me like you will need to plug the PS3 into a HDMI capable display and change the output settings on the PS3 to composite / AV.
Then reconnect to the non HDMI TV. The red, yellow and white cables should now work.

Mar 20, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When my son plays his PS3 after a while the screen goes blank and the message: check signal cable appears. His PS3 is connected to tv with an HDMi cable and the cable that fits into the AV with the three...


Try these steps:

1. Before resetting cables, make sure PS3 is turned off using the main power switch on the back.
2. Unplug the power cord of the PS3 and TV from the wall socket.
3. Connect HDMI cable to HDMI Out on back of PS3
4. Connect HDMI cable to HDMI Input port of the TV
5. Plug the PS3 and TV back in to the wall socket
6. Turn the main power switch on the back of the PS3 on.
7. While the PS3 in standby mode(red light on) hold down the on/off button on front of system until the system goes into standby mode again. (So the light cycle would go red light-green light-then back to red. This will ensure you held down long enough to reset video output settings.
8. Turn on the PS3 and once the system finishes powering up, the video output settings will automatically reset.

Mar 02, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 used to work on TV in bedroom and on TV in lounge, now it won't work on TV in bedroom


I believe your Lounge TV is an HDTV and your Bedroom TV isn't, This is what you have to do:
1. Connect it to
your Lounge TV with an HDMI cable and a red/white/yellow cable.
2. Turn it on and go to the display settings and switch it to the composite cable setting.
3. Change your TV channel where you would see the red/white/yellow cable and accept it that way.
4. You should be all set. Take it to the regular TV and connect it with the red/white/yellow cable.
cheers :)

Jan 14, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Good evening, My son has been using his Playstation 3 on a TV with a resolution of 1080p. Now he is trying to use the console on a lower resolution TV. Can you tell me how he can reset his console so he...


OK if hes connecting it to a TV with a red/white/yellow cable then you need to connect it to the 1080p TV again with the hdmi cable but with the red/white/yellow cable on the same tv at the same time. Then in display settings switch it to the red/white/yellow cable setting and thats it. It should be good for the red/white/yellow cable TVs.

If its a TV with hdmi but more like 720p then just use the 1080p tv and go to settings then switch to 720p and there.

Sorry if this is confusing.

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

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I borrowed my brother-in-law's ps3 while he was away for a few weeks. it worked fine on my tv but when he got back, it didn't work on his. i have an HDTV but he has a regular one. i've looked for answers...


Alright so this is what you have to do.
1. Connect it to your HDTV with the HDMI cable and the red/white/yellow cable.
2. Turn it on and go to the display settings and switch it to the composite cable setting.
3. Change your TV channel where you would see the red/white/yellow cable and accept it that way.
4. You should be all set. Take it to the regular TV and connect it with the red/white/yellow cable.
:)

Jan 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i plug my hdmi cable into the back of my PS3, it says no input on my TV ?


you need to connect both the yellow red white cable and the hdmi cable into your ps3 and go the yellow red white av channel

go to the ps3 settings and change the video settings (ithink) to hdmi and also change the sound to hdmi

the screen will go blank and then the tv should change to the hdmi av channel if not change to it and accept the changes

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

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PS3 No signal to the TV


To solve this, when the ps3 is in standby (solid red light), just hold the power button. It should beep on, then beep again in about 5 seconds. This will automatically search for the optimal audio video output. if if beeps on then turns off, just try again, it takes 1 or 2 tries sometimes. the reason this is happening is because your ps3 is set to one AV output, ex. composite(red yellow white), HDMI, and then you changed the cable to a different one. another way to fix it is plug both cables, HDMI and composite, into the tv and ps3, then go to settings and change the output to the desired one.

Jun 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3?


Check the couplings at either end of the cable. Sometimes these will loosen and can cause a lack of signal strength.

but its probably not the cable, its probably the ps3. HDMI cables don't really break because they are just wires, they don't have moving parts. Try connecting your PS3 to your TV with the regular cable red, white, and yellow connectors that you got when you bough the PS3. If the PS3 doesn't work with the original red, white, and yellow connectors then you know its the PS3. If the PS3 does work fine, you know its either the HDMI cable (still unlikely) or the HDMI connection on your TV or PS3 (more likely

Oct 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 start up promlem


so if you have ever had your ps3 connected to HDMI (HD cable) before, and your forgot to change it back to the normal cords that came with the game (yellow, white, and red) then you will have to connect it back up to the HDMI and go to the Display Settings and change your video output to the one that came with the ps3 (which looks like just one yellow in the settings.) then after you do that then the screen might go black if your HDMI and regular cable are on a deffirent channels, so you turn to the channel that the yellow white and red cable needs to be to, then it will show the screen and ask you if you want to leave it at this setting with this video output/cable then you say yes then your good to go.

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