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PS3 Startup Menu Not Visible

I have plugged the PS3 into a new Sony Bravia Flat screen TV and now there is no startup menu (but you can hear the start up sound and if you know the menu it is on you can chose items) when there is no game or DVD in the drive. We can then put a game or DVD into the unit and it will go to the game or DVD automatically. Has anyone else had this problem? What can I do to get our startup screen back?

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  • thebigtones Feb 01, 2009

    Thanks mate, fixed it up first go.

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When the ps3 is on standby, press and hold the power button for about 5 seconds. This runs the optimal screen settings page and should auto select the best setting for the cables fitted. hope this helps

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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    J4XXN Feb 01, 2009

    No probs mate glad to help.

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