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05 Nov 2009

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PS3 Slim blank screen on start up

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Hi everyone,

 

First time posting on here. Had PS3 slim for just over a month and it's not had a lot of use (5 hours a week at the very most). Anyway I've got it connected via HDMI to a Sony Bravia tv and recently when I turn the console on the TV picks up the signal and says "playstation three, av5 HDMI" or somethng along those lines. But the actual start screen does not appear and it's just black. No matter how many times I reset the console this stays the same, I've tried unplugging the system and reconnecting it all back up.

 

Has anyone else had a problem like this?

 

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Re: PS3 Slim blank screen on start up

Im guessing you've used it with SCART before? Anyway, if you haven't, plug the SCART cable in (along with your HDMI cable still plugged in), start it up. go to settings and change it to HDMI then unplug the SCART and switch your TV over to HDMI and it should work... Or thats how it used to work.

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Re: PS3 Slim blank screen on start up

I've used it with the SCART and used it with HDMI as well. It's only recently that I've started to have this problem.
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Re: PS3 Slim blank screen on start up

i have a similar problem except my ps3 is 18 months old. Basicaly i havnt played my ps3 for about 2 months i decided to have ago today so i set it up but when i turned it on there was no picture, i tryed various things for about an hour- 2 hdmi cables, reseting display setings, the normal display lead but the only way i can get it to come on is by using a component cable but when i play any movie game etc quality goes realy bad and i get these green horizontal lines moving up and down the screen. i think its a gpu problem, what should i do?

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Re: PS3 Slim blank screen on start up

Have you tried to reset your display settings?

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Re: PS3 Slim blank screen on start up

This happened to me when i used my PS3 on a HDTV then on an SDTV all you have to do is hold the reset button down for like 10 seconds, the ps3 does a hard reset and lets you choose picture settings again :smileyvery-happy: 
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Re: PS3 Slim blank screen on start up

i have 2. i'v tried just about everything you can do. all i can get is a black screen
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Re: PS3 Slim blank screen on start up

You hold the power button on the PS3 until you hear 2 beeps for the display settings to be reset.
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Re: PS3 Slim blank screen on start up

I am having this same type of problem. Have you found a way to resolve yours? If so, what did you do?

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Re: PS3 Slim blank screen on start up

I got the same prob wat do i do help somebody!!!

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