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07 Oct 2010
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My ps3 is only showing the colours black and white

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I am having trouble with my Ps3 console. The colour of my Ps3 is only showing black and white. I was recently playing COD but then the colour just disapeared. I have tried everything and it still wont work. i tried plugging my ps3 to another TV and it was working perfectly.

Im starting to think that its the TV thats not workng right.

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mjsmF4 wrote:

I am having trouble with my Ps3 console. The colour of my Ps3 is only showing black and white. I was recently playing COD but then the colour just disapeared. I have tried everything and it still wont work. i tried plugging my ps3 to another TV and it was working perfectly.

Im starting to think that its the TV thats not workng right.


 

if i get what ur saying is, when u play the ps3 on the first tv its in black and white. if u plug it into  another tv (say bed room) and it works in color, then the tv thas showing the black and white id ether on its way out or its dead. if u have to get a new tv. i would say get a 3d tv. yes it costs alot but give it a fue years and almost every thing will be in 3d

 

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Hi Mj,

what kind of cable are you using to connect to your TV?

 

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Depending on what sort of TV you have, check to make sure you haven't accidentally set the TV to NTSC or SECAM mode.
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Also are you connect your PS3 through another device which is connected to the TV or is it plugged directly in to the TV? Any of these things could be contributing to the Black and White picture. :P

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Yeah sounds like the TV has been accidently switched to NTSC [american TV system].

Check TV's settings so that it is switched to PAL

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Im using the old kinda TV... not a flat screen TV

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Exactly what I thought and why you should check what the settings are set at at the moment.

The new TV's don't suffer this problem as they auto select or auto sense the signal being sent to them and change accordingly.

 

Another problem might be you are using Component video cable into the TV but the output from the PS3 is NOT set to RGB.

 

It would help if you told us

1] what cable type you are using to output video from your PS3

2] If you are running it [video signal]straight into the TV or routed through a AV reciever

3] What model/ make & type of TV it is.

 

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Im using the cable that comes with the PS3.

Yes i am running it straight into the TV.

My TV is Sanyo but it does not tell you the model.

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My Tv only played some games in black and white, but I changed the Colour system from PAL to auto, NTSC3 worked as well.

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The type of camble that comes with the PS3 (red, white and yellow) is called a composite cable.

The Type of TV it seems you are referring to is known as CRT (quite large at the back, wouldn't be considered thin)

 

Make sure you are not connecting your PS3 composite it to your TV's component input.

 

If your TV has multiple Component inputs, such as on the front/side and back - try them all.

 

Go ahead and restore default settings on your console (can't hurt)

 

Run throguh video output settings manually.

 

If all else fails, you've pretty much narrowed it down by now to being your TV which is at fault - it might be time for an upgrade.

 

 

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