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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From stand by (red LED) press and hold the power button, after about 5 seconds the PS3 will make a second beep. let go of the power button. This will reset your display settings.
if it asks you to display in HDMi and the screen remains black there after, just wait 30 seconds and it will default back to a lower resolution. This usually means that you have an HD READY TV which only supports 720. You can then cjange the display settings to what ever you like in the display settings menu.
make sure ur not using both the av cable and the hdmi on some models it causes conflict although they are on different inputs. also did you try using a blu ray player or another ps3 on that hdmi port using the same cables or different cables? if another equipment work/don't work u can at least start to narrow down your problem..
I have the PS3 and this TV and it works....Try this.
1. Turn ON TV
2. Connect HDMI from TV to PS3
3. Select the correct HDMI input on the TV for the PS3(important)
4.Turn OFF PS3 if it is ON.
5. hold [I/O] Power button on PS3
6. Wait about 5 second and you should get the "HDMI Detected" or some similar message.
7. Configure the HDMI output for the PS3
Also, If you set the PS3 to "auto" for hdmi, it may set the resolution to 1080i. You may want to deselect everthing but the 1080P.
ok here's what you do. Hook up your ps3 to your hd via hdmi cable then turn the tv on first. Then turn the power on to your ps3 and switch tv to hdmi. wait a while then a screen should come up and you should see and screen where it says an hdmi device is connected do u want to accept theses settings say yes. sometimes the "handshake" doesn't happen properly. If u already know this or have tried this it could be that your tv needs a firmware update, happened to me.
With your PS3 on standby (red light) hold the on/off button down until it goes green and then back to red. This restores your PS3 to "factory settings", i.e. it is waiting for you to tell it how you want it to connect to your TV. Now disconnect any HDMI cables you may be trying to use and connect your PS3 to your TV via a scart connection. Now switch your PS3 on and turn to your AV channel and you should have both sound and pictures.
Have you updated your firmware, earlier firmware had issues with HDMI cables and pic resolution. Make sure you have the latest firmware, I think its version 2.01 now. Also what kind of HDMI cable are you using, quality cable or some $10 jobby from Joe's Hardware Store. Check the cable with another device to eliminate that as a problem.