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22 Nov 2009
By: juliabick

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PS3 not working with either HDMI or AV cables

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My PS3 was working fine with HDMI and then suddenly wouldn't work (black screen with message that there was no signal).  I have tried different TVs and cables but nothing.

 

It doesn't work with HDMI or AV, and I have tried the 5-10 second reset using the front button.  The best I get is a message saying it is searching for the signal, but it then reverts to the no signal message.

 

I have tried turning the TV off and every other combination I can think of, but have had no joy.

 

Help please!!!

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Re: PS3 not working with either HDMI or AV cables

sounds pretty borked to me :smileysad:

 

normally if the HDMI fails you can at least get something out from the AV port - but if both are dead, and you've done the reset start up, sounds pretty fatal :smileysad:

 

sorry!

* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

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

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Re: PS3 not working with either HDMI or AV cables

Same thing with me.  I'm pretty mad about it too, was playing Warhawk.  I'm pretty addictid so it really sucks.  Someone please help us!

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I'm having the exact same issue. PS3 froze so I restarted now I get no signal. As with the original post I tried the video reset, different cables, different TV, still no solution.  Also none of my controllers will sync with the PS3, might be related. Does anyone know what the issue is and a possible fix?

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Progression from my post above.  Took out my hard drive and put it back in and the double beep reset worked... sort of.  Came up with connect controller via usb but it wont sync and there is all these shapes and lines flashing on the screen.  It only shown up intermittently, sometimes just before the double beep I hear a click inside the console and it powers down.  Do you think my hdd is corrupt?  I have no YLOD or RLOD though.

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Re: PS3 not working with either HDMI or AV cables

Something somewhere is definitely very wrong - either the GPU, or more likely the motherboard (or both).

If you can;t get the controller to sync via USB, then you're into deep waters I'm afraid :smileysad:

* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

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

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Thanks for the reply TTDegs.  I agree but would say I'm in deep something else!

 

Been some more progression though, got lucky after many attempts (due to blank screen or freezing with random lines on screen or controller not syncing) to reformat the HDD via the double beep technique.  Now I can successfully boot up with both AV cables and HDMI, however, the system quickly freezes and starts showing the random lines again.  I can still hear the sound it makes when navigating the XMB but nothing happens on screen.  Sometimes when I boot up I get nothing but the random lines, well somewhat random, they tend to be columns of short horizontal lines.

 

Currently between jobs and the wife has been away the last five days so been playing fairly intensely, probably clocked between 8 to 16 hours a day.  Had fun but looks like I killed my PS3 :smileysad:

 

I found a local PC shop that specialises in Sony repairs and looks reputable based on reviews.  No charge if they can't figure out what is wrong, $66 if they figure it out and give me a quote but I don't get it fixed, hardware repairs between $258 and $289 (Australian dollars).  Under the three scenarios, 1. GPU screwed, 2. motherboard fried, or 3. both, would you recommend I get it repaired?

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hmmmm - tough call!

I've yet to see anyone ever post up to say that a GPU has been fixed - which could mean one of 3 things:
1) not many die (which seems to be true)
2) they get fixed but don't post back to say they have
3) they don't get fixed

Motherboard problems:
usually gives a YLOD, but if your's is 'just' on the way out, a YLOD style fix MAY do it.

The fact that you are still getting sound though, would seem to point towards the GPU - which could end up being not fixable, or expensive...

* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

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

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