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Doesn't connect to TV!

I have tried using the HDMI cable, and also the old analog way (Red / White and Blue connections)

When I turn playstation on it powers up but it doesn't show anything on my tv, just a blank screen, the controllers also don't "Attach" themselves to the computer when I press the PS button.

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    Ugly-Wan May 11, 2010

    plug your HDMI cable in and turn it on hold down the button until you here a second beep then let go this will reset all settings to default

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Plug your HDMI cable in and turn it on hold down the button until you here a second beep then let go this will reset all settings to default

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