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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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PS3 doesn't boot, no video, green light

My PS3 60GB (CECHE01) recently stopped booting. I tried two new sets of cables, thinking it was my TV, but no luck. Next, I tried to access the Safe Mode / recovery menu, and still no output on the screen. Also tried Safe Mode on an old, composite input TV to rule out my primary TV, no love there either.

Controller connected to USB will not register, just blinks all four LEDs slowly. Same symptoms on component and old-school composite cable. No HDMI available to test.

Green light is on, no "yellowish" light of death, and the HDD access light will blink once at boot, then stays off.

HDD doesn't have any unusual noises (clicking, voice coil dead, etc.)

Since I can't even get into Safe Mode, does this mean it's logic board, or P/S?

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have you had any luck with it sagamore? im in the same boat

by Callum T

Hey Tom! Sorry for the delay. I ended up sending it back to Sony for the $129 special. They shipped me out a new one. I suspect it is similar to the ylod, and if you have a hotplate ro reflow rig, you might be able to get whichever chip was loose reconnected, but I wan't set up for that.

by Sagamore

I have the same problem

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Have you tried holding down the power button at boot? While the PS3 is off press and hold the power button until you get a second beep, then release the button. This should reset your PS3 to use whatever component cables are connected. This happens when you change component cables especially when you switch from HDMI to regular cables.

I don't think its a power supply issue since you are getting a green light meaning the PS3 is turning on, If it was a bad HDD then it would still turn on and would give you the HDD error code, and its definitely not the yellow light of death.

It could be a bad input connection to the mother board or a bad motherboard. I would try the HDMI that might do the trick.

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I'll see if I can get an HDMI connection, maybe that will at least give me an error code. I have reset the video, and also tried to get into Safe Mode, but it never outputs on the multi-av port. And the two really weird things: No HDD activity, and controller never registers in safe mode, make me lean toward the MB. If it was just the AV port, I should still get a controller to register, even if I can't see anything. Thanks!

by Sagamore

Good luck!! I have had a few PS3s that wont boot or anything then after I have opened them up, clean them, reapply thermal paste and check all the connections they work just fine. Sometimes they get so much dust in them that it begins to cause problems. If you cant get it working then I would try cleaning it before you replace the MB. A MB replacement should always be the last alternative.

by XnriquX

Thanks so much much. I had my ps3 HDD removed and reserted and now its working perfectlyafter I had bown it.. the formal message of cannot start the appropriate system storage cannot be found is gone now.

by taxyflo

The reset did the trick for me thanks

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hey there i have had this problem i have fixed it :-) it only cost 20cents ... :-)

the problem with mine was no vid,no audio, cant geting to safe mode, takes discs blue light blinks but thning else....

the way i fixed it was open the unit remove rom,power,card reader ... you see the preasure plates for the GPU and the CPU take them off and put a coin (about 1.2mm thick)one coin in the middle where the preasure plate will go for both gpu and cpu... put it all back together push start and it will work... it worked for me ... really you need to reflow the gpu... green light means video yellow means cpu :-)

The gpu is coming away from the main board is the problem with mine :-)

hope this helps :-) i would say if you have it this far appart just change the thermo paste while your at it.....

post something on here if this helps you :-)

best thing about this fix is you dont blast it with heat to fix it...

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remove the hard drive and press the power button twice quickly, then wait.

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green light on and no video is a variation of the ylod

simply put follow the ylod repair instructions and you should be golden

this happen to me and thats how i fixed it

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I had the same problem in my CECHE01, sometimes it would turn on, then randomly this snowy, interlaced garble and if you pushed down dead center, it would go away, the device was still frozen and must be force-restarted, but you could tell it wasn't set right... I torqued down the screws a little tighter than i probably should have, but it fixed it.

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Thank you! You helped me fix my daughters ps3! Red light was on when ps3 was off & when turned on ps3 green light would be on but nothing on TV this happened for 8 months. We hanged cords but nothing worked. Today I was about to purchase another ps3 but decided to search how to fix it. This post said to hold down the button when in off mode so I did for 10 seconds & it finally came on the screen. Thank you for your help!

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i have a ps3 slim and when i turn it on the green light comes on and nothing comes on the tv, after a few seconds it the color turns to nothing its like the ps3 wasn't connected to the wall.

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Me to and I can't figure out how to fix it

by Kyle Heim

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it should be the hard drive , i had two ps3 the came in that would turn on fine except with no image or audio, the first one when i plugged the hdmi in it was extremly loose so i ruled it as the hdmi , it made sense that it would be the hdmi so i left it like that , the second one i had already worked on , it was having issues trying to format the hard drive and when it did it took a whole day, when the customer brought it back it was turnign no but with no image. so i thought to my self....hmmmm the hard drive was having problems before maybe if i test another one on there it could fix or make it better so i did and as soon as i installed a used one the video came on and i did had to format that hard drive and install an update but that got video and audio back on , thats not it , i got the first ps3 that i thought was the hdmi and i installed another used hard drive and got image on that ps3 again so wala

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