The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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What causes a black and white screen with a checkerboard pattern?

My ps3 runs like it always did however the screen has changed. It has changed from color to black and white with a very light flashing pattern. The whole screen has a very small checker board design that moves from bottom to top. I can still watch movies and play games just like I always did. It just seems to cause head aches.

I did a small cleaning on the cover and I noticed the av connection had some play on the back of the game system. I also reset the audio/video by disconnecting everything except the power.

I think it might be the av connection being loose that is the problem but, I would like to know if this is the problem before I take it apart to fix it. Was that too much info...?

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Neal, what exactly does your screen look like? Just black and white boxes? Did anything happen to your PS3 or did this just start without any cause?

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Neal, probably not. A improper contact on your AV cable should not cause this. Sounds like you are having issues with your GPU. I am thinking you may run into a YLOD symptom.

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