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It POWERS ON BUT HAS NO PICTURE, - Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    brand new ps3 wont show picture or sound on tv,tv is a sharp 480i,ive tried da holding the power button to reset itself but it dont work and i only had the ps3 and tv connected

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    same problem stated above

  • Mikail Jun 16, 2008

    I turn on the ps3 but nothing comes up on screen. I've had the ps3 for months and it was working last night but now all of a sudden its not working. Helpppp!

  • aaronmharper Jul 29, 2008

    ps3 powers up but no picture shows, I havent tampered with it yet cuz Im not too electronic saavy. Any help would be much appreciated.

  • hulk1979 Jul 29, 2008

    I can't get a picture from my PLaystion 3 and it seems. I switch TV's and tried 2 different HDMI cables. I can't seem to get a picture but the system is turning on. IT also seems I don't hear the fan running like i use to hearing. I have the 60gibit one and this recently happen July 27. I am going to try to hold the PS butten but i don't think that will help. any other suggestions.

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    ps3 sound and black screen

  • manzy15 Aug 14, 2008

    when i cut the ps3 on i can hear everything but there is no picture. i tried reseting it but that didn't work. my ps3 has neeb like this since early june.

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    console fires up,i got sound,the only thing that comes on screen is the wavy line across middle of the screen

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    i have exactly the same problem i switched it off to go for my tea when
    i came back it would power up but no picture i tried the reset thing an
    it wouldnt work i phoned sony and after giving my serial number and
    buying info they said they are sending a new console out for me.. mine
    was an 8 month old 60 gb

  • kirbysturner Sep 09, 2008

    I have power but no picture. I hear sound when it come a but the picture nver shows

  • Anonymous Sep 22, 2008

    it showed nothing, i reset it by pressing the power button for 10 sec, then i heard audio but still no video....wtf? nigga?

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    same here! full power, green lights etc, but a blank black screen. no picture.



    no pic with HDMI or componet cables.

  • powellandrew Sep 27, 2008

    i have no sound or picture. but here is the weird part it worked fine for a month

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    i have the same thing. power it up and no sound and picture. for the past 3 week's if have been calling sony and they have not got back to me >:(

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    I have the same problem and can't afford sony's expensive *** repair costs.

  • DEAMER Oct 05, 2008

    I have the same problem but first it started to show the moving lines on the screen, but just freezes there. Eventually nothing showed up and no sound will come. I tried all of my TVS in my house but that didn't work. Maybe it is because of the laser inside the PS3, which is only 60$ to replace, but maybe it is something else so i don't want to buy anything before I really know whats wrong with it. I tried "reseting" the ps3 by holding the button, didn't work. So I can really use some help because I don't want to spend 150$ to fix it.


  • Jay522 Oct 11, 2008

    everything on mine works perfectly fine except that when i turn it on no sound or picture comes on....i needs some halp

  • destrehan Oct 13, 2008

    same problem here

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    I went and turned on the ps3 and it was on the wavy lines for about 3 to 5 minutes before it would load, and now when I turn it on it doesn't even have picture its just a blank screen.

  • woody71691 Oct 21, 2008

    i have a samsung 5 series 32 inch lcd working perfectly fine last wednesday thru hdmi, all of sudden just does not work, i tried using the component cables and it still does not work help please

  • thefreshprin Oct 22, 2008

    PS3 has worked perfectly on Samsung LCD for about a year....today, turned it on, PS3 froze on start up screen (the wavy line).  Turned it off, and when I turned it back on, no picture no sound.  Tried video reset, AV cables, component, HDMI...no luck.


  • d3lbto Oct 23, 2008

    pixels stop working on tv...looks as if some electronic interference, then oplaystation 3 hangs. cant view anything. called sony, they said reset system and do a system restore. How can i do this if i cant see what im doing on the tv?

  • jgs1977 Nov 08, 2008

    i have the same problem .... was playin madden 09 for about and 1hr and playstation 3 lost pic signal console was still powered on but no pic or sound tv was trying to find signal ....samsung lcd 40in ( hdmi cable ) please help...

  • chrisean Nov 08, 2008

    unit powers on. I've checked all connections. Disc does not seem to spool up and I have no picture on my Samsung. The main PS3 screen dosen't come up either...just nothing.

  • danman_2004 Nov 14, 2008

    MY ps3 will power on but i will go online to play madden online before i even get into the game the screen gets all disorted and such and wont work and it wont finish loading the game

  • Impala2k22k1 Dec 20, 2008

    I check allo the connections and the picture still doesn't show

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    it powers on but their is no picture.. i've tried switching it on different tvs in the house but no luck.. it cant also read the controls

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    tied restatin it plz help

  • Milkybar Kid Feb 10, 2009

    My PS was working fine until I plugged it into a HD tele with a HDMI cable. Now I have gone back to standard skart lead, the picture does not appear when the power is turned on!! WHAT THE F*** IS GOING ON!!

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    Ye this happened to me. have had my ps3 for over a year now and it just happened i have tried it on 3 different TVs but nothing. Also i have held the button for 5 seconds but nothing.

  • andrewtune Feb 19, 2009

    i havee the same problem. my ps3 was workind just fine until i put it into the tv with an hdmi cable, and then i wouldnt work again!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I have double checked and triple checked my cables and even switched the TV my ps3 is plugged into. but when i turn it on the music plays but there is no picture. ARRRGGGHHH!!!! I have not switched from HD to SD or anything it just one day when I went to turn it on would turn on.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like
    sound , video/picture 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

  • destrehan May 11, 2010

    When the power comes on and we insert the disc, there is no picture.

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Okay, I am now going through all the unsolved problems for which previously I had the same problems and now posting our solution. First, if you have no pic due to swiching of the cables (ie, cable av, hdmi) WHENEVER you switch your cable output, the ps3 also switches it's output. Make sure when there is no picture due to this problem to turn off the game console, then turn on, hold down the power button for approx. 5 SECs, there will be a BEEP. Let go of power button, the ps3 has then switched back to the output it is currently plugged in and will work. (ALSO sometimes you have to have ONLY the ps3 and tv hooked up) Hope this helped. I know how stressful this can be!

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  • Markalanous Dec 11, 2010

    working fine now man! Thanks!

  • rasputin69 Sep 08, 2011

    THANK YOU SO SO SO VERY MUCH.WHAT YOU SAID WORKED FIRST TIME.---I OWE YOU ONE.MY EMAIL [email protected]

  • Craig F Nov 26, 2011

    thank you very very much, I now have two happy sons again Tx

  • Daisy Aug 31, 2013

    It did nt wok helpppp

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Heres one solution that I found. If your ps3 turns on but does not boot up just stays a black screen most likely the hard drive got corrupted. So unfortunately you will lose all your saves. But to save the system when you power on the ps3 hold the button down its should beep once keep holding it and it should turn red in standby mode. Keep holding the power button down though. It should turn green again keep holding it should beep then double beep this time instead of going into standby. Let go now and some options will come onto the screen. You will need to plug in your ps3 controller and 6 options should come up. Reformat PS3 worked for me but I lost all my saves. Good luck!

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  • dawg0808 Feb 08, 2011

    Thanks this idea worked great I was able to get a friends ps3 back up and going did a file repair and was able to keep all there save data. Thanks for the help.

  • hemas Feb 21, 2011

    thanks for the info dude!!! before trying your advise
    the first thing i though was $$$$$$$$ lost and spent
    i felt lost and like a complete ignorant,
    by the way it totally worked you lose data but is better
    than to lose the system data :)

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    daynewinslow Sep 19, 2012

    AHHHH I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING I THINK MY PS3 IS BROKEN WAAAAAAAHHHH

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    eveykeefe Feb 22, 2013

    WOOHOO!! Thank you!! Mine is working again!!

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OMG....I am a non technical GIRL and I just fixed my own PS3!! So, dont overcomplicate the fix....just hold the freakin' power button at a slow 15 second count and wallah! it is fixed :) It reset and asked me if i want it to be on HDMI and duh....I said YES!! I think my idiotic brother-in-law f'd it up when he was using it and changed my settings. idiot!

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If you've had ps3 hooked up with hdmi and are now using a/v, with power off and just red light, hold power button down for 10-15 seconds....this should reset video...

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Knkujawski i love u man!! workd a treat, u feckin genius

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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Solution #2 is the most effective

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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Im got same problem, it has sound and i can still scroll through menu, but no picture, my plugs r dieeinitly plugged in, and the 5 sec hold don't fix it eather, the PS3 is 3 days old and it worked yesterday. any 1 know whats wrong, what to replace, how to fix it?

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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Hi, By holding the reset button for 5 sec or soo, got me very far, everthing works perfectly now. thnx for the solutions! #4 helped altot.

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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Ur da fuckin best good lookin pimp from florida

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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Ive got just a black screen, ive been using hdmi since day one. ive tried different inputs, different hdmi cables, then just the rca cables. pretty pissed since ive had this thing like 2 months. it was working fine not 2 days ago. 80gb.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

  • Daisy Aug 31, 2013

    Nothin is workin I have a ps2 helppp meeeeeeeee

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I had the same problem last night.... its due to the hdmi cable. Just hold the power button until it beeps then restart, that worked for me

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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    my solution

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I have registered just to thank *guest* who said about resetting the PS3 we almost brought another, we tried a HDMI cable and then PS3 wouldn't work tried what we thought was everything. looked to get in debt for another for my hubby! life would be awful if he didn't have fifa 09 for him and kids....then decided to have a look, the info worked and I am really very grateful - do you guys think he should give me £400 cash for clothes instead then LOL
THANKS VERY MUCH!!!!!!

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I have a problem with my ps3 wen i turn it on i get no screen tried the holding button down and waiting for beeps but still doesnt bring up a screen for me to do anything. it still accepts games into the cd tray and eject them but i cant turn it off via the button only the switch at the back can anyone help please??? oh ive taken hard drive out aswell but still nothing

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So i have the same problem and i have tried everything else even buying a newhard drive.. please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Have same problem, just got off phone with Sony, said it is a power supply failure. They are exchanging it for a new one, only 1 month old!

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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