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No video Iam not getting a picture with my playstation 3 ive tried differant tv's amd i have used differant cables all new i tried hooking it up through the s-vedio and through the regular video jack. I have sound the game is running but no picture

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems likesound problem, video/Picture problem etc.... Good news is that these allproblems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guideavailable at PS3 Repair Blog

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Iam not able to get a picture from my hdmi cable, but can still here sound. tried three different hdmi cables... please can you help...


1. Your Connections Are Faulty

Quite often, the cause of the no picture problem is a simple one - loose cords. Make sure that the cords are plugged in tightly, both on the TV side and the PS3 side. This is especially true with the HDMI cable connection on the PS3. Often, it looks tight, but you still might need to wiggle it a bit more to seat it correctly. Along the same lines, make sure that the cords you are using are new and match the connections properly on both the TV and your console.

2. Wrong Connection Settings

If you are using the HDMI/DVI cables and you don't get any picture, make sure to check your video ouput settings. If your PS3 thinks you are using standard A/V cords to connect to the set, you'll have issues. The opposite is true too - if you are using the A/V cords and your PS3 thinks otherwise, you'll have the same no picture problem. Make sure you settings match the types of cable connectors you are using.

3. Wrong Resolution Setting


This is also an easy mistake to make that can result in no picture showing on your television screen. For example, if you've been using your PS3 with an HDTV and then try to hook it up to a standard definition television set, you'll encounter this issue. The cure is simple; just go into your settings and switch back to standard resolution and then restart your system. The 720p resolution is the default setting and this should work for most standard definition televisions.

Nov 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I cnt get no picture from my playstation 3 ive bought a new hdmi


try to reset it hold down the power button and it will beep a couple of times repeat 3 times

Jun 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The console turns on but three is sound but not picture


Make sure your a/v cables are hooked up properly, and also make sure your tv is set to whatever video input your using.

If that doesn't work, try different video inputs on your tv and also try a new set of cables.

If after that you still can't get video then the main board inside of the ps2 is bad.


Dec 02, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Origiannly had my son's PS# hooked up to our HD TV


You must reset your PS3 in order to accept the new TV configuration.

  • If the video output settings on the PLAYSTATION®3 do not match those of the cable or TV in use, there may be no picture. If the screen goes blank, turn off the system.
  • Then, with only the PLAYSTATION®3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution.

  • From: http://playstation.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/playstation.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=967&p_sid=1frk_Cuj

    Hope this helps please remember to rate my response, thanks!

    OpenSource13

    Apr 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    No Picture


    Do a manual reset hold the power button when you turn it on till it beeps twice that should fix it. Or just MSG back

    Mar 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    No Picture, Only sound


    You need to tell the PS3 that you are now using the new video method. It is still trying to output video on the yellow cable, not the component. If you go to settings>video and tell it to use component, and then switch the cables real quick, it should work.

    An easier solution is to do a backup from the system menu, then a "restore" (quick restore is fine), and then power it off, hook up the new cable, and it will detect the video method when it turns on for the "first" time (since the restore).

    You do have component input on your TV, and that is the input you are on when you are trying this, yes?

    Jul 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Playstation 3 hook up


    If there is no picture on the TV screen: Back to top
    • Check that the input mode of the TV is appropriate for the connector in use on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
    • There may be a problem with the cable in use. Try using another cable that is compatible with the PLAYSTATION®3.
    • If the video output settings on the PLAYSTATION®3 do not match those of the cable or TV in use, there may be no picture. If the screen goes blank, turn off the system.
    • Then, with only the PLAYSTATION®3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution.
    If that does not help try contacting sony at
    1-800-345-7669 (SONY)
    Mon - Sat 6:00AM - 8:00PM PST
    Sun 7:00AM - 6:30PM PST

    Best of Luck,
    -Rel

    Apr 20, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Trying to get ps2 to play on new tv..


    USE a VCR between the PS2 and the Sylvania TV.  Hook the PS2 A/V cable RCA connectors( Red, Yellow, White) to one of the the Video input RCA connectors( Yellow, Red, White) on the VCR. Hook the VCR Cable output to your Sylvania Cable input. Set the Sylvania Tv to channel 3 or 4.  Set the VCR channel to Line 1 or Line 2.  This should work. I hope it helps you.

    Oct 12, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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