Thursday, January 19, 2012


As some of you may know, our PS3 has been out of commission since right after Christmas.  Poor Chris attempted to turn it on to play Skyrim, but it didn't work.  When I say that, I mean that he turned on the ps3 and all the lights lit up normally, but there was no video.  Quite distressing.  He restarted it a few times and stuff, but to no avail.  So we took it to Complete In Box in Ephrata, PA - a nearby game shop that also does repairs.  They told us it would be a while, since they were busy with holiday stuff, but they'd let us know when they'd fixed it.

Yesterday Chris got an email back from them.  They'd finally gotten around to our PS3 and we could come and pick it up.  There was nothing wrong with it, really, it had just gotten switched from HDMI to AV output.  Haaaakward.  Now we look like idiots and we could have been using our console this whole time.  Lame.  On the plus side, though, they didn't charge us for it at all.  What a nice bunch of guys, am I right?  If you are in the area and are looking for games and enjoy supporting small businesses as much as I do, be sure to check them out.

But yeah, so, if you found your way here because your PS3 just stopped showing video one day and you're looking for answers, make sure you haven't just accidentally reset the video output mode.  Here's a quick and simple video explaining how to switch a PS3 from AV to HDMI (or the other way around, of course):

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