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Dec 24 2007
By: MikeS1 First Son 28 posts
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PS3 AV Cables not working.

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I've had my PS3 since December of 2006, and it's been working fine. But about 2 months ago, I got more into my PSP and DS and and played my PS3 less and less, until I only played it very rarely. One day, I wanted to play it again, so I booted it up after connecting my AV cables to the TV and stereo (I always have my sounds coming through my stereo on my Wii and PS3 for better sound), but the image didn't display. I heard the boot up noise, and I accidently pressed X and started up Call of Duty 4 and I heard it all just fine. No image though. I thought it might be the AV cables, so my brother and I went to Best Buy and got a new pair, (I hard recently been using my old PS2 cables, and I thought they were short circuited) and they didn't work either. I didn't want to believe my PS3 was broken, so I tried the AV cables on a different TV. Still no picture. So, on the second TV I connected the PS3 via S-Video, and it worked fine.

This is a problem, because the other TV is not mine and I can't leave it in the room, because it's my parents' room and it takes up a lot of space. My TV doesn't have S-video, so I need to find a solution to this problem. By the way, I don't have an HDTV or anything either, so Component cables and HDMI cables won't work with my TV either.
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Uncharted Territory
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Re: PS3 AV Cables not working.

Dec 24, 2007
Don't buy things before coming here.

From standby hold the power button till it beeps a few times, it will reset the display.
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Dec 24, 2007
If you switched t.v.s then the settings are different do a Reset of the video settings with the Composite cables connect. Hold down the power button till you get two beeps when first turing it on.
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First Son
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Re: PS3 AV Cables not working.

Dec 24, 2007
I did that, but it still didn't work...


By two beeps, do you mean it beeping when it turns on then a second beep after it's been held down long enough? Or should it be like "beep beep"

I tried the former, yet it still doesn't work for some reason.
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Dec 24, 2007
i had the same problem on my friends t.v so we couldn't play on his t.v because he didn't have an hd t.v.
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First Son
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Jul 22, 2008
thanxs ijustw1n i got my ps3 up and runing
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First Son
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Sep 6, 2009
I have the same problem (sound and picture is not working) via A/V. But it seems to work fine on HDMI
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Dec 27, 2009
I am having the same issue, the system will display when I hook it up directly to my TV yet when I use an HD selector (so I can hook up my PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii) all onto the same TV, the Xbox and Wii both work fine but the PS3 only boots sound and no image. I have the standard AV cables that came with the system
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First Son
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Dec 27, 2009
I had the same problem, except my PS3 would only display in black and white. If you have a flat screen I'd get the HD cables with Green and Blue wires then it should work just fine, it did for mine. But if you don't have a flat screen and can't go HD you will have to send it in as something has gone wrong with the yellow wire in your PS3.
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Dec 27, 2009
There is nothing wrong with the yellow cable when it is hooked up directly to the TV, there is something wrong with the PS3 allowing images to be displayed when it is using a HD selector
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