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Feb 23 2008
By: Hotbacon187 First Son 22 posts
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PS3 turns on but no picture? HELP!!

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ok so it turns on fine..i go to the right input channel..blank screen...i held the power button down to reset the output or w/e sometimes it works most times it doesnt.
 
this is the wierd part...some days it works and yet some days it doesn't. usually it just takes me a while to get it running so no biggy but today nothing at all..
any ideas whats going on? i've done everything that troubleshooting has suggested still nothing...all my wiring is fine. just no picture for some reason.
 
tell me if im doing this right...
i turn the ps3 on
then i hold the power button down
my tv says no signal so i wait for my ps3 to make one beep...then sometimes the no signal part goes away and i let go of the power button then bam i can play.
 
shouldn't the ps3 just turn on...be there right away without messing around with it?
 
please help!!!
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Sackboy
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Re: PS3 turns on but no picture? HELP!!

Feb 23, 2008
I had the same problem and fixed it with a firmware upgrade on my TV
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First Son
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Feb 23, 2008
anything i could do now?
like get an hdmi cabel or something.
 
cuz i just think it's wierd how it works one day and not the next???
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Feb 23, 2008
you could try switching out cables, I have also heard unplugging everything and basically starting the setup process over can do the trick..... but dont rule out tv firmware mine was doing exactly that same thing you described
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Feb 23, 2008
also it doesn't work on any of my TV's in the house...it used to work on one then it just stopped(no picture again) i switched it to my HD tv and it works just not too well...with the pciture again
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Feb 23, 2008
thats a different story, mine worked great on one tv and not on the other, you might consider calling sony, could be your gpu acting up
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Feb 23, 2008
pm'd you also read the message i sent below yours.
 
i might try that setup thing
 
and i switched out cables also
 
whats that firmware thing your talking about and is it expensive?
 
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Feb 23, 2008
yeah im preety new with the ps3 so i really am not sure what all this means
 
i just now the basics like hooking it up turning it on and playing till i get bored and do sumthin else haha
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Feb 23, 2008
It sounds to me like your PS3 is on an output mode that your TV doesn't support.  Try, with the power off (red light on though), holding the power button down (on the PS3, not the controller) for about 5 seconds.  You will hear 2 beeps and it should work again.
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Feb 23, 2008
press the I/O button for 5 secs and it'll reset the screen settings
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