HDMI and YUV don't work anymore.

#1 Edited by Stefan (520 posts) -

Hey Bombers, 
 
A couple of days ago I started up my Playstation 3 for the first time in ages. It used to be hooked up to my Philips TV via HDMI which worked fine. 
As I just said, I haven't played with it for the past two years - that's because the HDD seems to have been faulty and I had to replace it. But even before I installed the new HDD the video signal didn't work anymore via HDMI, only regular component. I thought I should take care of the problem once I have finished installing the HDD, updating the system, adjusting settings... However, no matter what I tried I couldn't seem to get HDMI working again. 
  
Then I remembered that I had tried to hook the PS3 up to a PC monitor a few months ago using the HDMI cable and a HDMI to DVI adapter. I figured that this might have caused the HDMI port to break (I have no clue about electronics so this was only some wild guess) - at least since then I can't play via HDMI anymore, I think. 
Anyway, now I have bought a YUV component cable to play in HD again, no matter whether the HDMI port is broken or not, and hooked it up to my Atlona scaler which I use for older consoles (in order to get rid of any noise). But no matter what resolution I try, I can't get the cable to work with my PS3, only with my PS2 (the box it came in indicated that it should work with both systems).   
Of cause I tried out different HDMI cables, checked whether the TV port was working, tried hooking the PS3 up to a different screen etc... 
Now I am at a total loss and don't know where to go from here. I was hoping that you guys might be able to give me a hint or two as to what's wrong  with my PS3 which only accepts the component or a s-video cable. Thanks in advance, keep the bombs rolling!

#2 Posted by mosespippy (4469 posts) -

@Stefan: Are you able to get any screen output from the PS3? Have you tried doing the factory default system reset?

#3 Posted by BlackLagoon (1462 posts) -

Try having the console turned off, then holding down the power button until you hear a few beeps. It will reset the video settings and often fix problems like this.

#4 Posted by Aetheldod (3737 posts) -

Perhaps the resolution in the PS3 is set to other settings and unlike the xbox the PS3 does not auto corrects itself , I dunno how to correct it tho without being able to see the menus etc.

#5 Posted by Stefan (520 posts) -
@mosespippy said:

@Stefan: Are you able to get any screen output from the PS3? Have you tried doing the factory default system reset?

Yes, component and s-video works perfectly fine. 
 
@BlackLagoon said:

Try having the console turned off, then holding down the power button until you hear a few beeps. It will reset the video settings and often fix problems like this.

I tried that several times but it doesn't seem to work - well it resets my settings but it doesn't enable HDMI :-(@Aetheldod said:

Perhaps the resolution in the PS3 is set to other settings and unlike the xbox the PS3 does not auto corrects itself , I dunno how to correct it tho without being able to see the menus etc.

I tried all selectable resolution, no luck 
 
Thanks for your support so far, I'll keep you posted on whether I can manage to find a solution.
#6 Posted by Aetheldod (3737 posts) -

Have you selected in the video output to be HDMI? This on the PS3 Settings-Display Settings-Video Output Settings

#7 Posted by fisk0 (4519 posts) -

On the "may HDMI>DVI adapters have caused it" question, I wouldn't think so. They are compatible standards, so unless you bought some very faulty adapter which may somehow have damaged the HDMI port (really don't think that's a likely scenario) that shouldn't cause any issues.

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#8 Posted by AuthenticM (3805 posts) -

If nothing works, you'll have a great excuse to buy yourself a new super-slim PS3. :)

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