Sometimes PS3 consoles, when connected with an HDMI cable to the TV to play video games, display a Mode not supported message. This FAQ will show you how to get rid of this error message.
Check Video Output Settings:
- Check that your monitor supports the video settings of your PS3. If the settings are not compatible then you risk to see the "PS3 Mode Not Supported" message.
- Turn off the PS3 and then turn it back on. This should reset the video output settings to their default.
- If that doesn't work then try to connect your PS3 to a different TV or monitor that supports its native resolution, either 1080p or 720p. From here you can then adjust the video settings accordingly.
Check HDMI Cable and Ports:
- Make sure that you are using a compatible HDMI cable, and that it is securely connected to both the PS3 and the display. Try using a different HDMI cable or a different HDMI port on the display to see if the issue persists.
- Boot the PS3 into Safe Mode and try changing the video output settings from there. To access Safe Mode, turn off the PS3, then press and hold the power button until you hear three beeps, then follow the on-screen instructions to change the settings.
Update System Software:
- Check that your PS3's system software is up to date. You can look for updates by going to "Settings" > "System Update" > "Update via Internet."
Reset Display Settings:
- If you can't see the display to adjust the settings, you can reset the video output settings to default without seeing the screen. Turn off the PS3, then press and hold the power button until you hear two beeps (about seven seconds). This will reset the video output settings.
Try Another Display:
- If possible, try connecting your PS3 to a different display to rule out any issues with the original one.
- If the problem continues, consider reaching out to PlayStation support for further assistance.