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No display no audio

I was playing game and tv went out the playstation was set to the HDMI setting but when i hooked it up to another tv with audio video jacks i get nothing is there a way to reset the ps3 without being able to see screen

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Hard re-set the unit by pressing and holding down the power button (front panel) from the off position for at least seconds. - it will beep 3 - 4 times

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Audio, Display problem etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog.

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