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Av output cord does not work Ive tried two different cables, neither work. Initailly the picture was off so I wiggled and or tightened cable to console and that worked. At last attempt the picture was scrambled and would not fix. PS3 support is a joke and hasnt helped at all.

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Your video card probably overheated and blew up. (not that uncommon, even in computers) you will need a new ps3 because the video card is part of the ps3 board.

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Hi our PS3 has no sound or picture. It does have the green power light on.


What is probably happening, is your PS3 is set for the wrong type of output. If you are using an HDMI cord, try switching to the AV cables that came with your PS3, and set your TV at the appropriate input to correspond with the AV hookups, and see if the picture works then.
If you are using the AV cables, it may have been set to HDMI accidentally. You need to use an HDMI cord, and hook the PS3 up to an HDMI compatible TV or monitor, and select the HDMI input. Once you get the picture working, go to Settings>Display Settings and set the display you wish to use.

May 16, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My xbox's video is not working, the sound works, ive tried diffent TVs but still does NOT WORK!!!!


Have you tried different cables? If you're using AV Cables (the red, yellow, and white cables) then there might be something wrong with the yellow cable (the video cable). The best thing that you could probably do is simply just buy another one. Or you can try an HDMI cable for better quality sound and picture. But the HDMI cable is only compatible with TVs that support HDMI. You can find cheap HDMI cables online, I just bought a 6 ft. cable for only $4.

Feb 03, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My dog chewed the power cord on my ps3 while it was on and it triped the breaker in my house ,i got a new power cord but now the ps3 powers up but cant get the hdmi cable to work to tv


It may be possible that he has caused a power outage that disabled your HDMI output. It is a common problem, both HDMI and AV outputs will go out.

Can you get a display with AV cords (if you haven't tried, get them ready)
You may be faced with a problem that will cause you to use AV or Component cables. (recommended if HDMI output is out)

Try to reset your settings.
Plug in both AV and HDMI cables.

Press and hold the power button until the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)

Press and hold the power button again until you here 3 beeps. Let go. Make sure that you are switching your TV from HDMI to AV and vice versa.



It should ask you to connect your controller via usb and press the PS button in

the middle of your controller. There will be a menu with 6 options.


Try 1.

If you are able to get the AV cables to work with this method, try setting your HDMI up as you did before.


If you cannot get HDMI to work, then your output has gone out. You must use the AV/Component cables.


If you get no display at all but the system appears to be responding normally (outside of the display) then:



You have what is commonly known as the "Green light of Death."



It is when your system powers on and acts normally but no display. Your GPU (graphics chip) has cracked or become damaged and will need to be sent in to SONY. You can try a 3rd party technician, but this repair has a very very low success rate.

Jan 25, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Every time i connect my av. chord it gives me the e74 but when its just the pwer chord it works ive bought a new av chord it has the same thing showing up


E74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. If the cable is known to be working then there is a 90% chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable) in rare cases it is the GPU.

Feb 18, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Nintendo Wii AV Cables not work


It could be a problem inside the Wii where it only outputs a signal through HD. Have you tried a different TV using the original cables? If the problem persists I would recommend calling Nintendo.

Jul 27, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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My xbox shows no picture but has sound


This might not help everybody but it might be a cheap fast solution to the "Xbox 360 no picture but sound ok" problem. I have old refurbished 360 that has had no problems at all. SInce I got it have used it with powerwave cooler attached to the back. This cooler has seperate Outputs for Vga, SVga, audio, component and av. Don't need the microsoft cable at all just standard cables. Always had it plugged in with VGA or SVGA cables and got great picture. I bought new 360 and put the old one in bedroom with old tv which only has av inputs. Got shocking picture that was unwatchable but sound was good. Tried all ways but no different. Seems the xbox plug has problems. If you get the powerwave cooler it splits the xbox output socket in to seperate outputs for everything so you can use it with Vga or Svga cables if your tv has those inputs and it should work fine. Only seems to be the standard AV outputs that have problems. Haven't tried the componet leads but I guess they might work as well. If you only have the old yellow, red and white AV inputs on your tv this wont help you but if you have the other types of inputs it might fix it. The powerwave cooler you should be able to buy for under $20 so it could be a cheap solution for this problem everyone seems to be getting lately. It works for me at least so get one and give it a try.

Jun 16, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My Sega turns on but it wont show a picture


Well it depends on the type of cable you got... if you got those red, white, yellow cables :) and it doesn't work try wiggling the cable in back of your genesis (common problem among most MAJORLY with the old style adapter) or chances are your cables broken or you have a shot av output

Apr 30, 2009 | Sega Genesis Console

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Need Help


try connecting A/V rca cable first. go to ur diplay settings and then to video output settings in it select av multi. don't use HDMI settings let it automatically ask u when u plug in hdmi cable. Then switch to HDMI cable. I had a problem like this before with a ps3 that i had bought used. hdmi was set up and it took forever to set it up with rca cords. took many times power on and offs and unplugging video cords for it to reset. . not sure. Now when u plug in your hdmi on any tv it should automatically set up. and you have settings for a/v as backup. the other thing is it could be the just the port or cable.

Apr 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 has no picture or sound...


if there's absolutely nothing on the TV screen, then most probably the video output is different then the cables you are using (eg: video output HD and you are using AV cables). Are you sure your TV is set correctly? like using HD cable you have to choose HDMI or AV cable choose AV. Anyway, When the PS3 is on, turn it off by pressing and holding the power button on the front (so the light turns red) you will hear beep sound ( I can't remember how many but not once). This should reset the Video output to AV. Swithch to AV cables (if you're using HD). Usually if the system is set to AV output and you switch to HDMI cables, the system recognizes that and swithches to HD output. But if it's set to HD output and you are using AV cables, it doesn't switch back; that is what my system does.

Jan 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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AV troubles


The red light is supposed to come on. Dur. XD
If the cable works on other systems, except for your n64, even though you cleaned it. Yeah, you'll probably have to buy a new one. Sorry.

As for Lizer, try a new cable, as that's usually 90% of the time which is wrong with these machines. Cleaning the contacts in the control deck will definatly help too.

Sep 28, 2008 | Nintendo 64 Console

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