Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
There are several things that can cause video to not show up on your TV.
First, check to see that you wire is plugged in correctly. Whether you are using A/V component or HDMI cables, the connections that enter the TV will be color coded. You must plug these wires in to the receiver with the same colors as the ones on the cables (ie. red plug's into the red hole, yellow plugs into the yellow hole). Take the plugs out of your TV and then plug them back in, ensuring you are plugging the same color cord into the same color hole.
Once that is done, determine what component channel your PS3 is connected to. Usually this can be done by finding the name of the channel printed on your TV next to the connection itself. It will usually be something like "Video 1" or "Component 2." Alternatively, you can simply turn your console on and scroll through channels or components (depending on how your TV is set up) until you find the video from your PS3 playing on one of them.
If this doesn't work then there is either something wrong with you TV or PS3. Make sure that the connection to the PS3 is snug and that the cord does not "jiggle" easily. If it does, move it around untill you find a position where the video appears on the TV correctly, then figure out a way to hold the cord in place in that position (placing an object under it, taping it, etc.).
If the connection is secure on your PS3, try doing the same thing with the connection going to your TV.
If that doesn't work then your television or your PS3 likely has internal damage, which requires an expert to fix as doing it yourself would be unsafe.
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Posted on Mar 23, 2011
Obviously, first make sure the PS3 and television/projector are actually on. Then confirm the television actually works, and that the port you're connecting to on the TV works (connect another console, for example).
You should then make sure all cords are firmly attached to the PS3 and you television.
If the cables are snugly in place and you still have the issue, you should make sure the PS3 is outputting the correct video. To do this, power off your system, then press the power button to turn it on, but keep it held down for a couple of seconds (around 5 seconds I believe). It should beep and your video settings will be reset.
Still nothing? Make sure the cables are working. Swap them out with cables you know that work, or test the cables in question on something else (another PS3 or old PS2 for the regular cable, anything that has HDMI out for the HDMI cable). I know you said it's not the wire but you should confirm it because the next solutions are kind of a last resort...
You might have to send it in to Sony, which can be done here. They take forever to send it back though, and if you're out of warranty it costs $150 (it's free if you're under warranty though!).
Alternatively, if you're awesome and feeling adventurous, you can fix it yourself. Here's a guide, and more can be found online.
Regardless, hope everything works out!
Posted on Mar 23, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hold the power button down until you hear two clicks and it should be good.
Posted on Jan 20, 2012
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