Cable problems with the PS3 are common and most gamers don’t know how to deal with it. This is because the problem is a bit tricky. When you buy the PlayStation 3, the HDMI cable is not included. The HDMI cable is different from the scart cable that is usually supplied with the console.
The HDMI cable can provide you with digital quality audio and video in one unlike the scart cables that have separate wires for the audio and video. There are techniques that you can use if you want to ensure that the console is functioning properly.
When troubleshooting problems, the first thing you have to do is check the connection of the HDMI cable. The slot for the cable is located at the back between the Digital Out and LAN connectors. The cable should be plugged securely. Push it a little so that it won’t loosen easily. You should also do the same thing for the cable that is connected to the television.
If you don’t see any picture on the monitor, you should remove the cable for a couple of minutes. After that, you have to attach the cables once more. Restart the console and check if there is already a sound and picture on the television. In most cases, this simple troubleshooting works on the first try.
For optimal output resolution, you have to pick the appropriate settings. If you have removed the HDMI cable and re-place it, you will see the setup screen. Pick ‘yes’ and then press ‘x’ that is found on the controller. There is also a need to reset the PS3. Go to the ‘settings’, then the ‘system settings’. From there, you have to click on ‘restore default settings’. After doing so, the console will already work for the HDMI cable. Restoring the default settings is not enough. You also have to restart it before you can play games.
As you can see, the steps are not complicated but if nothing happens, you have to try another solution and that is trying a new cable. You can purchase a new HDMI cable from a local store. Perhaps the cable you’re currently using is already damaged. If you have a friend with a working HDMI cable, you can borrow it to test the console. When the cable works and you’re able to load the games, then your existing cable is defective. It is time to buy a new cable and this time, you have to buy one that is of good quality.
The HDMI cable is not sold together with the PS3. You have to buy it separately. There are low quality cables being sold in the market. Make sure that you’re looking for the HDMI and not the usual scart cable. Even if the HDMI is pricier, you will still be able to benefit over the long term. For a real gaming experience, you should invest on the right HDMI cable. Shop around and look for high quality ones that will suit your needs and budget.