PS3 won't work on my TV!!!

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#1 Posted by gamerboy100 (196 posts) -

One of my friends brought over his PS3 so he could show us his games, but his PS3 won't work on our TV (all we get on each channel we try is a black screen)and the only things we had hooked up to the TV are a PS2 and a VCR. Anyways, he said his PS3 works on his TV and neither of us have HDTVs. Can somebody please help me figure out what's wrong?

#2 Posted by Caduceus06 (790 posts) -

Check out the manual online for a "hard reset" of the video for the PS3. The PS3 may be set for the video resolution of his TV which may be different than yours (though if they are both not HD, there shouldn't be an issue).

Make sure all the connections are in (duh, but had to be said).

Try a different television.

#3 Posted by Caduceus06 (790 posts) -

From Sony:

Then, with only the PLAYSTATION®3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution.

http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/PS3/Troubleshooting/default.html

#4 Posted by gamerboy100 (196 posts) -
Okay, next time he brings his PS3, we'll try that.
#5 Posted by Eclipse83Lives (1490 posts) -
Once its set for one TV. If played on some other one or another setting. It has to be changed. Its not that hard, but alot thought their ssystem was broke because of this. When it was just not set. Or someone brought over HD component cables to a tv that does not have that in.
#6 Posted by gamerboy100 (196 posts) -
Actually, he didn't bring over HD cables.
#7 Posted by The_Rick_14 (9945 posts) -

Actually, he didn't bring over HD cables.gamerboy100
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One of two things. You had the tv on the incorrect input or The video connector wasn't completely into the PS3 in the back.

#8 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -

The most likely problem is the wrong input was selected for your TV. The best thing to do is try the reset option on the PS3 when it doesn't work.

#10 Posted by gamerboy100 (196 posts) -

From Sony:

Then, with only the PLAYSTATION®3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution.

http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/PS3/Troubleshooting/default.html

Caduceus06

I tried it and it worked. Thanks for the help!

#11 Posted by kenshinhimura16 (7009 posts) -
upps
#12 Posted by Gitanagurl (1 posts) -
This is some what correct and thank you! I was frustrated for an hour! But the trick is to turn it off, and when you press it to turn it on you leave your finger pressed on it for 5 secs and it makes these beeps, then you let go and see the screen start to shift. The way you explained it (if I read right) when on you press the button for 5 secs for it to turn off and then turn it on. I did this 4 times and nothing to I did it the other way and it worked.
#13 Posted by GTR12 (9954 posts) -
This is some what correct and thank you! I was frustrated for an hour! But the trick is to turn it off, and when you press it to turn it on you leave your finger pressed on it for 5 secs and it makes these beeps, then you let go and see the screen start to shift. The way you explained it (if I read right) when on you press the button for 5 secs for it to turn off and then turn it on. I did this 4 times and nothing to I did it the other way and it worked. Gitanagurl
Dont bump 5yr old topics
#14 Posted by ReviewerDrake (805 posts) -

This guy most likely has his own ps3 by now who ever bumped this is not all there.

#15 Posted by Uchiha_Sasuke1 (1635 posts) -

try replacing the ps2 connectors for the ps3 wires. Then check the avg wire if its in the right place

#16 Posted by verbtex (8608 posts) -

Old thread is old.