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27 Apr 2009
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The PS3 is on, but it won't show on the TV screen?

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I'm able to turn the PS3 on.. I've got it to work on an HD TV with the HDMI cables, with no problems..

but when I take it with a regular tv using the AV cables, it doesn't seem to work.. i mean, like i said.. the PS3 is on.. but nothing is showing up on the screen.. can anybody help me?

 I've got it to work on this TV before, which is why its frustrating..

 

if anybody can help, it would be greatly appreciated..

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What you need to do is turn the playstation off till it is on the solid red light then turn it back on by holding your fingure down on the power button it will beep once initailly ten seconds later it will beep for a second time as soon as it beeps for time lift your fingure up off the power button. You should get a picture coming up. Make sure you either have HDMI or AV cables plugged in not both as this will confuse the system.

 

If that does not work try doing it on another TV with different cables if that still doesn't work contact technical support centre Aus 1300365911 or NZ 09 415 2447 as there is more likely then not a problem with your ports 11

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My ps3 was working fine since like 09 but in March my PS3 wouldnt show ***** onto my tv, normal AV tv.
i thought this was the tv's doing but when i tried downstairs still the Same prob.
Ive tried everything: taking the hard disk drvie to see if it got damaged from within, the reset button thing that has been suggested in this thread :(
Sony in dubai is really expensive shop and my dad wont lemme put it in for repair
Please help! its been 4 months and im getting really fustrated at this :(
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I did what you said but before I manually shut it off so when its done restoring and "restarting" it stay black how to fix please help

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Try master reseting the ps3, the same thing happened to me 3 weeks ago and my ps3 went to restoring files then went to a black screen.  All u needa do is master reset the system then it will work. :Thumbs:

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Hi TTDegs

 

An hour ago my machine wouldn't switched on.  Tried your suggestion, worked perfectly. 

Thanks

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I played my PS3 just yesterday.  Went to turn it on this evening and it just givs a black screen.  What ia the deal?

 

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Hello I Am Having That Same Problem I Had My PS3 Connected To A HD TV And When i Unpluged It To Hook It Up To My Standard S Video Cables On My Standard TV The Screen Was Black But The System Was On So What I Did Was I Hooked My PS3 Back Up To The HD TV And Now I Am Doing A Clean PS3 System Restore Can Someone Tell Me Will Restoring It Fix That Problem Cuz I Can't Rember How To Change it Back To Standard TV Settings I Copied  My Save Files To A Flash Drive So I Didn't Loose My Game Data And It's In The Middle Of Restoring But What I Want To Know Is When It's Done Restoring Will All The Settings Be Back To Normal Settings For Standard TV's Thanks 


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Hey Guys I Figured Out How To Get The PS3 Back On The Screen.

 

If You Set Up Your PS3 With HD Settings From Standard To HD You Will Need To  Hook Up A HDMI Cable From The HD TV To The PS3 And Change The Channel On The TV To HDMI That Should Show The PS3 Screen That's What Happened To Me And Now Im Restoring My PS3 To Defult Settings Hoped This Helped 

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Or you could have done the reset video thing

From standby, hold down the front power button until the second beep
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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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thanks man that really help i couidnt get it to show on any of the screens

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help me please the same problom happened with me 

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Just had the same problem. I turned the PS3 on using the power button on the system and hit it again when it was starting up. The console beeped three times and then the picture showed up fine.

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well not only my ps3 wont show up on the tv i also tried to restart it by pressing the button and waiting for the second beeps none of that is working somebody help me please

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im having the same problem :/ ive tried holding the button from standby and it beeps once, beeps again and turns off. then it still stays blank :/ helep me

 

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you can shut down console and the hold the power botton.when you here a voice like biiiib release the botton . now you must do again the display settings and then play games with your ps3.!!!!!!!!!!

 

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What you need to do is turn the playstation off till it is on the solid red light then turn it back on by holding your fingure down on the power button it will beep once initailly ten seconds later it will beep for a second time as soon as it beeps for time lift your fingure up off the power button. You should get a picture coming up. Make sure you either have HDMI or AV cables plugged in not both as this will confuse the system.

 

If that does not work try doing it on another TV with different cables if that still doesn't work contact technical support centre Aus 1300365911 or NZ 09 415 2447 as there is more likely then not a problem with your ports 11

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BENJOSKIE wrote:

What you need to do is turn the playstation off till it is on the solid red light then turn it back on by holding your fingure down on the power button it will beep once initailly ten seconds later it will beep for a second time as soon as it beeps for time lift your fingure up off the power button. You should get a picture coming up. Make sure you either have HDMI or AV cables plugged in not both as this will confuse the system.

 

If that does not work try doing it on another TV with different cables if that still doesn't work contact Customer Support as there is more likely then not a problem with your ports 11


Did you give this a shot?

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I would like to thank you for the post you made about switching your TV over to either A V or HDMI. This helped out a ton. For about 15 minutes I though that I had a $400 overgrown paperweight.

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My playstation is on but it show nothing on the screen and i cannot of it help Me

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It wont work for me. The sound will work with the HDMi but when I take it oit then it will stop. I have the TV and the playstation set up for AV and it will still will not work. My TV can take HDMi but I can't set the playstation to HDMi because the display will not work so I have sound but nothing else.

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can some one pleaz help me mine is haveing the same problem 

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Jamalh13 wrote:

can some one pleaz help me mine is haveing the same problem 


 

Are you using a HDMI connection?

 

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