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PS3 no picture and no sound

I have a 40gb PS3 (5 months old). All firmwares are up to date. It's connected to a Sony HD LCD tv via HDMI. I use it daily and it was working fine yesterday morning. However I turned it on last night and nothing - no sound and no picture. All the lights are coming on as normal, and when I put a game in even the screen resolution info on the tv is showing that the output from the PS3 is changing from 1080 to 720 etc, but I see and hear nothing. The last thing I did yesterday morning was download a demo from PSN Store, I installed the demo but didn't play it, just shut down the PS3 as normal. I've tried the hold the on/off button for 5 seconds process and all that has done is set my resolution to 576, I still have no picture or sound. Can anybody help?

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  • gordx Aug 05, 2008

    Thanks, it's now working again - the good old 'turn it off, turn it back on' approach has done the trick again, I just hadn't tried cutting the power completely.

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    no sound when play dvd

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    tried al that still no sound or video

  • gold64 Sep 15, 2008

    My PS3 is 80GB, I can turn the power on green light indicator is there and can load and eject the cd normal, when the cd is in blue light indicator is on but no sound and picture. I use it in a mormal TV.

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound ,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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Try turning the system off completely with the main power switch on the back of the console. If that doesnt work call Sony technical support for further help.

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