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Ps3 video. You've probably seen this but wanted to share anyways. http://techrepublic.com.com/2346-10877_11-41891-115.html Still no luck with the video on my PS3. Iv'e got the Mother board right in front of me tying to see if somethings loose or what. Is the chip numbered 50 just Audio or both Audio and Video? Thanks

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  • robhyper Aug 27, 2008

    So no ideas on if theres a video chip or what produces video? Guess I'll try to remove the chip in this one and see if I have any luck. If your did what you said sounds like it could be some sort of fuse chip. Never heard of such a thing but you never know. Somebody needs to steal some matics.

  • robhyper Aug 27, 2008

    Ya me to....wandering round in the dark....lol......when you bridged that 50 chip was your problem no video? I wasn't clear on that. Thanks

  • robhyper Aug 27, 2008

    Ya...I tried that numerous times. I even read some where on here that some one had tried it 8 times before they got it back on track....so I did that....no luck. Unit powers on, you can go go threw the reset process fine it just doesnt do anything. You can put a disk in and it'll start like normal. You can here it spinning inside and everthing....just no a/v out put. On the tv I'm using, if you have video output from a device it'll say "vid1" or "vid2" whatever channel you have it on even if its off. If theres no output then you get a "no signal" and thats what I have. Stumped!!!!

  • robhyper Aug 27, 2008

    I wish we could figure this one out though rather than just changing out the board. I'm gonna keep looking around and see if I can find a circuit out of wack. I know on top of the board...if you start from the a/v terminal and come in a little theres what looks like some very very very tiny chips there....to tiny for a meter "I'm trying to figure some way to test those right there. Then on the under side there one little big bigger chip that looks conected to all those. I'll try that one also. They all seem to track to what looks like a capacitor just a little away from the optical plug. It says 100 and then 10v. I'll let you know what I find. Thanks for all the help!!

  • robhyper Aug 28, 2008

    Would you think Blu ray drive board even if you get nothing when you turn the power on, not even the menu. I would think br board if it didnt play movies or games, how about you.

  • robhyper Aug 28, 2008

    I've spent a couple of hours with a meter and didn't really find anything that stood out. The circuit seems to wind up at a large chip that says Sony Image on it. From there back to the a/v port I couldn't really tell of anything wrong.

  • robhyper Aug 28, 2008

    Holy **** the thing just came up. Maybe the good vacuum I gave it did the trick!!! I'm gonna leave it on while before I turn it back off!

  • Wes Sydenstricker
    Wes Sydenstricker May 11, 2010

    No, i doubt the BR board is bad. But it's "married" to the motherboard. If you switched the BR drive you have to keep the BR boards with the motherboard it came with.

  • Wes Sydenstricker
    Wes Sydenstricker May 11, 2010

    Well the A/V in should be labeled Vid1 or Vid2 on the TV. My TV actually has seperate ports for Vid1 and Vid2 also they have their own channels.

    The best solution I have for you is, buy a used one that has a bad disc player from ebay. Then swap the BR drive boards and there ya go. A good to go PS3.

  • Wes Sydenstricker
    Wes Sydenstricker May 11, 2010

    You did try holding the power button to reset the system didn't you?

  • Wes Sydenstricker
    Wes Sydenstricker May 11, 2010

    No it was the Green/Yelow/Red light problem. There was a break in the circuit on the 50 chip and I removed it and bridged it.

  • Wes Sydenstricker
    Wes Sydenstricker May 11, 2010

    LMAO...you aren't kidding!!! I could really use some matics instead of wandering in the dark!! LOL

  • Wes Sydenstricker
    Wes Sydenstricker May 11, 2010

    I honestly have no idea. Someone told me it was an audio driver. But I removed the broken one and bridged the circuit with a 1/8" piece of wire and everything works fine. So I'm guessing that the 50 chip is useless!!

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Niether one of those sites has the correct solution!!!! Those are the most common solutions that most people know about already!!!
When the default reset doesn't work there are more then settings causing the trouble.
I have done more research and have read that this could be caused from an overheat and the GPU needs to have the solder reflowed with a heat gun. I do not have a heat gun so I can not try this at the moment nor do I know if this works. I hope this helps at least a bit more then those sites...LOL!

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