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I usually use an hdmi cable and I recently changed all the settings over to 720p. I am now trying to use a regular cable on another tv with my playstation and I can't even get a screen. It's not loading at all. Would changing the settings have anything to do with it not starting up or do you think I now have a problem with my playstation?

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You have to change the video settings for the type of cable you are using to connect the PS3 to the tv you are using. One way to reset back to default is to hold down the power button when you turn the system on and everything should go back to it's default settings.

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