PS1/2 PS3 Flickering/10second Black Screen problem

sa1amandra

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I opened my PS3 today, and i've been having the issue with my HDMI, it seems that on random invervals that the TV will become black for a few seconds (game is not frozen, meaning it still runs) with no audio, and then goes back to normal. it's very annoying and yes it does affect my gameplay :\.

Any solutions that doesn't involve sending it in?
 

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TV--HDCP--PS3

somewhere between those steps HDCP fails to clear and you get the blanks screen. IIRC it typically happens with older gen HDTVs.

Long as it happens during XMB--> game boot up, I wouldn't worry to much about it.

Edit: or you got a busted HDMI cable.
 

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Yeah, that sometimes happens with my TV (LG), and yes, it's very annoying.

I didn't find any definitive solution for that, but I noticed that, at least in my case, that's something that don't occur always. When you notice that it is blinking a lot, try to change the input (to an AV input, for example), wait a few seconds and chance the input to HDMI again. That usually "fix" it, booting the handshake, I don't know.

If not, try to setup the display again in the media bar.

Sometimes I quit a game and get a black screen, than I notice, when I touch the controller, that the system is there (I hear the "click" sound from the menu). The above "solution" can deal with it too.
 

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That happened with my hdmi cable

try someone else's cable, or just go and buy another one if you're sure that's the issue
 
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