There are few things more frustrating than turning on your PS3, loading a game, and then only have a blank or black screen show on the television. There are many reasons for display problems with the PS3. Some of these are quite simple to fix at home, while others may require a more serious intervention.
Here are some of the simple reasons and easy fixes for lack of game display on a television with the PS3.
1) Bad cable connections. Loose cables are probably the primary reason that a game fails to display. Check to make sure that all the cords to securely connected, both to the television and the PS3 console. In particular, check the HDMI connection, as it sometimes looks like it is connected but needs to be wiggled around a bit for the connection to be properly seated.
2) The cables are not connected right. Often your game will fail to display if you have plugged your cables into the wrong place, or if your video output settings are incorrect. For example, if you are using HDMI/DVI cables, you should check and make sure the PS3 is not set for standard A/V cords, or the other way around. If these settings do not match the cables you are using, the video will fail to display.
3) The video resolution is set improperly. Often this problem occurs when switching between HDTV television sets and standard television sets, and it can be fixed by simply making sure that the resolution settings for the PS3 are set correctly. 720p is the default setting, and it will work with most standard television sets. You will need to restart the system for the new settings to read correctly.
There are also more serious issues involving hard drive problems, overheating problems and cleaning issues. Some of these issues can be easily fixed at home, while others may require professional service.
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