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PS3 to Dell U2312HM - Black screen

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December 30, 2012 10:16:16 PM

Hardware I'm using:
Dell U2312HM (1920x1080, and its DVI input is HDCP compliant)
PS3 Slim 120GB
HDMI to DVI cable

When I connect all of this up and power on the PS3, I either get a black screen or the monitor doesn't even detect an input signal. The cable works just fine from my PC to the monitor, and even with an Xbox 360. I can only assume that my issue lies with the HDCP handshaking process.

I've done the following countless times:
  • Turned PS3 on and off, turned monitor on and off. Whilst off, I reconnected all cables. This was to see if the issue was HDCP handshaking.
  • Used a TV to ensure that the PS3 was outputting via HDMI, and at only 1080p, 720p and 576p. My monitor should support these video signals.
  • Held down the power button until a beep, to reset video settings
  • Reset all settings on both the monitor and PS3

    I really don't know what to do after all that. My only areas of concern is the cable; it could be interfering with HDCP... but I have no proof. I also don't have the money to experiment with lots of other cables, but would be happy buying one that I know will work.

    Any thoughts on my problem? Does my monitor just hate the PS3 (or vice versa)? Or is a cheap cable the issue?
    December 31, 2012 12:55:12 PM

    Azure Sine said:
    Hardware I'm using:
    Dell U2312HM (1920x1080, and its DVI input is HDCP compliant)
    PS3 Slim 120GB
    HDMI to DVI cable

    When I connect all of this up and power on the PS3, I either get a black screen or the monitor doesn't even detect an input signal. The cable works just fine from my PC to the monitor, and even with an Xbox 360. I can only assume that my issue lies with the HDCP handshaking process.

    I've done the following countless times:
  • Turned PS3 on and off, turned monitor on and off. Whilst off, I reconnected all cables. This was to see if the issue was HDCP handshaking.
  • Used a TV to ensure that the PS3 was outputting via HDMI, and at only 1080p, 720p and 576p. My monitor should support these video signals.
  • Held down the power button until a beep, to reset video settings
  • Reset all settings on both the monitor and PS3

    I really don't know what to do after all that. My only areas of concern is the cable; it could be interfering with HDCP... but I have no proof. I also don't have the money to experiment with lots of other cables, but would be happy buying one that I know will work.

    Any thoughts on my problem? Does my monitor just hate the PS3 (or vice versa)? Or is a cheap cable the issue?


  • I think that it most likely is the cable but I'm no expert. But really, what else could it be?
    January 1, 2013 1:17:31 PM

    mylesw said:
    I think that it most likely is the cable but I'm no expert. But really, what else could it be?


    I ordered an Amazon branded HDMI to DVI cable, which claims to be compatible with the PS3. I'll give those a go, thanks for the reply.


    Edit: Yep, the new cable worked. Hooray!
    !