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How to Fix the PS3 "No Signal" Error

Updated on February 4, 2015

"No Signal" Error on the PS3 (PlayStation 3)

A "No Signal" error means nothing appears on the TV screen attached to your PlayStation, even when you have all cables correctly plugged in and the device is turned on. This error may mean the Playstation is not set for the type of video cable you are using. The PS3 has a setting for each type of cable—HDMI and the usual AV cable—and if you have the wrong option set, then you will get the "No Signal" error.

Here are the main causes of the PS3 "no signal" error:

1. Changing the TV you are using (for example if you took your PS3 to a friend's house).

2. Changing from AV mode to HDMI.

Fix the Error By Resetting Video Settings

Fortunately, you won't have to get out a PS3 repair guide, or send your machine back to Sony, because you just need to do something to the system settings. What you need here is the "Reset Settings" trick. it's very useful to know and you will soon be able to play your PS3 again. Just follow the simple instructions below.

Step 1: Plug in the AV or HDMI cable you wish to use.

Step 2: Turn the PS3 on by the switch at the back, then switch it on at the front. The light should be green. Then just turn the PS3 back to "standby" and you should have a red light.

Step 3: Press and hold the "On" button until you hear two beeps. You will hear the first beep when it turns on. Hold down the button until you hear the second beep.

Step 4: Within 10 to 15 seconds a message will appear on your TV screen, stating it has detected the cable you are using, HDMI or AV, and asking you if you want to "Reset Settings."

Step 5: Just turn on your Joypad and click YES. It will then ask you if you want to do some tests: select YES. It will ask you if you can see the screen, so you select YES. There you have it: the video output on your PS3 has been reset to your correct settings and you can get back to gaming again.

So you have learned how to fix the PS3 "No signal" error. These types of problems with the PS3 are easy to fix. That's it; lesson over.


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