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    PS3 techie help needed (again)!

    I am losing patience with this machine fast!

    I have connected the ps3 to my LG tv using a hdmi cable. Problem is the screen keeps flickering off for about 5 seconds every 30 seconds or so. Asked for help here yesterday and was advised to switch the hdmi cable setting from auto to custom on the PS3, but that has not sorted it

    What is wrong with this bloody console!

    14 Comments

    Have you tried a different cable?

    Original Poster

    just read this on another site

    "Oct 05, 2008
    -unfortunately it didn't fix it. I tried a whole heap of rewiring options also, but nothing seems to stop the flicker. I contacted LG and they were aware of the problems with flicker and strange audio in their later model tv's, and believe it is a communication problem between the PS3 and the tv. At least I'm not the only one with the problem. They have no fix for it at the moment. It does seem to stop when the display output of the PS3 is set to 1080i. This may have to do for the time being."

    tried setting it to the 1080i option but didnt make a difference. Dont have another cable to test it out on, but the cable I bought is new from Amazon so unlikely to be faulty?

    can you try it on another tv?

    roryk83;8148272

    just read this on another site "Oct 05, 2008-unfortunately it didn't fix … just read this on another site "Oct 05, 2008-unfortunately it didn't fix it. I tried a whole heap of rewiring options also, but nothing seems to stop the flicker. I contacted LG and they were aware of the problems with flicker and strange audio in their later model tv's, and believe it is a communication problem between the PS3 and the tv. At least I'm not the only one with the problem. They have no fix for it at the moment. It does seem to stop when the display output of the PS3 is set to 1080i. This may have to do for the time being."tried setting it to the 1080i option but didnt make a difference. Dont have another cable to test it out on, but the cable I bought is new from Amazon so unlikely to be faulty?



    doesnt matter where it came from it still could be faulty. the port at the back of the ps3 could be faulty, the interior of the ps3 could be faulty even!

    Original Poster

    awoodhall2003;8148283

    doesnt matter where it came from it still could be faulty. the port at … doesnt matter where it came from it still could be faulty. the port at the back of the ps3 could be faulty, the interior of the ps3 could be faulty even!



    bloody hell, so I've got to buy more cables to rule out what the problem is?!

    Original Poster

    awoodhall2003;8148278

    can you try it on another tv?



    no:x

    roryk83;8148299

    bloody hell, so I've got to buy more cables to rule out what the problem … bloody hell, so I've got to buy more cables to rule out what the problem is?!


    well its a possibility...or send that one back and say its faulty and get a replacement...

    roryk83;8148306

    no:x



    Thats a shame as that would rule out it being the ps3 or not or even the cable!

    Original Poster

    right, ill send the cable back saying its faulty.

    it could be your tv, the ps3 or the cable.

    TV - do you have another HDMI socket to try with. Old HMDI sockets can detatch from the mobo.
    PS3 - do a reset of all settings. turn off the ps3 and hold the I/0 switch until it beeps a second time and it will be reseted to default screen settings. Then setup auto HDMI to best settings
    Cable - borrow a cable from someone, or as last resort buy a cheap one from asda or somewhere.

    I'd them in that order.

    Original Poster

    ive just set the display settings to component and now Im getting no picture through that! The tv is not saying theres no signal but the screen is black! Getting really frustrated

    roryk83;8148388

    ive just set the display settings to component and now Im getting no … ive just set the display settings to component and now Im getting no picture through that! The tv is not saying theres no signal but the screen is black! Getting really frustrated



    component is different cables to hdmi...
    ie.
    http://www.hardwarezone.com/img/data/articles/2002/553/component.jpg

    Original Poster

    awoodhall2003;8148398

    component is different cables to hdmi...ie.



    i know that, i switched to the different input on the tv and cables etc

    I plugged in the hdmi cable again and the picture is still coming through that with the flickering, so how do i set it to the component for good?

    Original Poster

    figured out how to change it now i think

    There is one other thing I can think of to try if that doesn't work...I had a simlar problem with my PS3 and Samsung TV...basically I went into the display settings menu on the PS3, and manually configured it so it will only use 576p or 1080i - I realised my problem was the 'handshake' between the PS3 and the TV when it was 'broadcasting' at 720p...

    ...so you could play around with those settings...
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