Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

PS3 display settings

Im able to change my display settings to 480,720 & 1080i for my new component AV Cables, and Im able to see my dashboard (friends, settings, video est.) Im also able to see the game i inserted to the system (theme and music) but when i select the game to play all I see are line going from bottom to the top of my screen.

Posted by on

  • JimiRecall Jan 08, 2008

    There is a red line /and or transparent line that moves bottom up across the screen. My tv is working fine with my standard DVD player and cable connection. Both my s-video and component connections from the Ps3 produce this problem. However, the component connection isn't quite as noticable. Anyway, I'm stumped on this.. any help would be excellent.




1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

Check the owners manual for your TV to see what the max. resolution is and then confirm settings in ps3 menu
sounds like you have the right resolution but wrong type of signal (interlaced or progressive (eg. 480i, 480p))

Posted on Jan 04, 2008


1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My ps3 was recently connected to a hdmi cord at my friends house now im back home nd i plug the av cords in and nothing is coming up its still connected to the hdmi

Hello. Sounds like you need to adjust the video output setting back to component. Go to settings, display settings, then video output setting. you may need to do this under an hdmi connection in order to see it. Once you change it to component then it will switch over to a standard AV connection.

Apr 05, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Im not getting anything (soud or picture) with the red, yellow, and, white cords. thats because it is set for the HDMI cable. how do i get the picture to come in without a HDMI compatable TV?

Sounds to me like you will need to plug the PS3 into a HDMI capable display and change the output settings on the PS3 to composite / AV.
Then reconnect to the non HDMI TV. The red, yellow and white cables should now work.

Mar 20, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Hooked up hd cable to ps3 and tv, now have no sound

Be sure to check the cables. You may need to replace them.

Try the cables with another component, if possible.

Also, try using AV cables to verify that it is not the TV and to simply troubleshoot:

To get back to default AV settings:

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

Press and hold the power button again until it shuts off again.

Once you have verified that AV is working, turn off console, take out AV cables.

Plug in HDMI cable and turn system back on. Switch TV input to HDMI and it will ask you if you would like to use the HDMI cables, select yes again and verify.

If you cannot get sound, again, check the cables..

If new cables do not work, then your HDMI output is going bad, not from use rather normal wear and tear of the motherboard.

To get the best non HD picture, you will need to get some 'component' cables, rather than the standard AV (red, white, yellow).

Good luck

Jan 27, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

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

1 Answer

I have tried this on many tv's now but as soon as i connected my ps3 to a tv with hdmi, the av cables no longer work. I can get a pic or sound of it via av component cable. I have tried a new cable but it...

when you turn the PS3 on hold the on/off button untill you hear two beeps then it should recognize the new set od cables

i had the same problem and it worked for me:)

Oct 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

No picture or sound

Your display needs to be reset, Turn the ps3 off. Then turn the ps3 back on but continue to press the power button until you hear the beeps then it should work fine :)

Aug 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

Sound but no picture on PS3 using AV3/4

if it's happening with your ps2 and your ps3 on teh same tv, try it on a different tv. if you're getting sound but no picture, tehn it's something with your cables or your tv. restting the display setting should get your picture back up. make sure the system is in standby and then hold down teh power button. it will turn green and beep, then flash green and beep again. it should brng up a picture. if not, check your component cables, especailly if it works with the original cables.

Apr 06, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

1 Answer

Ps3 again

Well did you change the setting on the ps3 before you switched to the hdmi cable? sometimes this can pose as a issue. there is a actual setting on the ps3 for this. so I would switch back to the last cables used and then go and switch this in the setup of the ps3 then it should work no problem for you.

av and comp and hdmi all process the a/v differently through the cables sometimes even on my dvd player I have had to adjust this in the setting.

ok i think I understand what you are saying so if im wrong please correct me but I think you should try this if you need further info on how to change the setting let me know and I will dig up the process for you.

hope this has helped

Oct 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

No main menu or video shows on tv

u need to set the display output back to standard av cables. search online and there should be steps on how to do this.

Aug 03, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

137 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles & Games Experts


Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

shevantha perera

Level 2 Expert

125 Answers

Damen Wong
Damen Wong

Level 3 Expert

1950 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides