got ps3, got hdmi tv what could go wrong?

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  1. issy12
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    hi there, i've just purchased a tv for my ps3 today, i connected it through HDMI first, then no signal, did ps3 reset, tv reset, then tried composite (with scart adapter) still no luck. the tv works fine as we tried to connect pc to it and it works.

    Any help/suggestions?

    PS: the ps3 gets quite hot at the back, and my ps3 is preowned btw.
     
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    Read the manual on the TV, some TVs require you to plug game consoles into the correct HDMI port.
     
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    i have tired both hdmi ports, and also SCART. still no signal, also read manual ,doesn't specify which port.

    thanks
     
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    hold the Power On button until it beeps for the second time, then let go of it
     
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    tried that, doesnt make a difference [​IMG]
     
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    The PS3 generally tries to negotiate the resolution once it boots. You might try plugging in the HDMI port, selecting that output on the TV, then booting the PS3.

    You probably want to try to narrow down possible component failures

    1) HDMI/SCART cable. Try using the cable on a different device if possible to confirm the cable is good
    2) TV. Try using another device, dvd player or whatever to ensure either the HDMI port or SCART port are good
    3) PS3. Try using the PS3 on another TV to see if that helps
     
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    If you purchased your system from a store, return it explaining the situation and see if they'll let you try another one. That will easily determine if its the TV or the system.

    If you just bought it from some person trying to get rid of it, then see about sending it to Sony (or at least talk to their customer support). Explaining the situation may allow them to grant you a repair for little or no charge. (No promises on that though.) If you send the system to them, once it comes back, you'll find out if its the system or the TV that way.
     
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    Just to clarify, have you tried doing the Hold Power Button Reset whilst connected via SCART or just HDMI?
     
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    How did you connect it to the PC? HDMI or VGA?

    If HDMI, did you use the same cable you're trying to use with the PS3?

    If so, you can probably rule out the TV or cable as culprits and it's either the PS3 stuck on the wrong video settings, or the PS3 is just plain broken.

    To be absolutely sure, I'd try composite with no scart adapter, just the plain red/yellow/white cables* plugged directly into a TV, then do the video reset (turn off system, then turn it back on but keep holding power until the system is fully started.) If you still don't see anything after that, system's busted.


    * - these ones, if you didn't get a set with your used system, the same cables from a PS1 or PS2 will still work on a PS3
    [​IMG]
     
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    i have tried on another TV (gave it to a friend) , and he said that the PS3 logo appears, and then there is a green screen. however on my screen, it simply says no signal. i have tried connecting through the red white and yellow (although i have no red white yellow inputs see pictures) however there is no change of luck.

    I connected the computer with VGA btw.

    Thanks for any more suggestions

    back of TV
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    scart adapter
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    UPDATE: I tried again in the morning with the HDMI and i got this screen, it then just went black, i tried again and then got the no signal message again.
    I think this is the green screen my friend was talking about

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Just to make sure, use the cables you got with the PS3.. If it works somethign probably wrong with your HDMI
     
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    As stated in above posts, it didn't work at all with any cables, the picture is when i actually got some form of input from the ps3
     
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    ...Did you try clicking yes when it asked to use HDMI to output audio/video?
     
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    If the HDMI cable is older try disconnecting the cable and swapping the ends and if it's newer try pushing in both ends and make sure Theres a good connection.

    There could also be a setting on the tv that turns off some of the ports and/or shuts off the return signal from the port.
     
  16. jalaneme

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    your ps3 is messed up, take it back to the store for another one if you have the receipt.
     
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    my HDMI is a brand new cable, and i did try yes, but it was just like a frozen screen i couldn't press anything but yes i did press O which is yes.
     
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    Sounds like a problem to do with the PS3 to me.
     
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    how much do you reckon it would cost? the warranty sticker is still there, but i have no papers
     
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    turns out the graphics card was the problem, having it fixed for £30 hopes it will work when it comes back, wish me luck

    thanks for the help