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My PS3 wont display.

Is it the 3 prong display cable? Is it the same cable as the PS2? Will an HDMI cable work better on my plasma tv?

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    Well I have the red,white and yellow display cable. But I'm not getting any display what so ever. Is the PS3 damaged?

  • willmatic79 Feb 27, 2009

    I seriously believe something is wrong with the PS3 since I cant get any display what so ever.

  • willmatic79 Feb 27, 2009

    That worked. You're the man. Thanks!

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You could use the hdmi cable or the composite cable(like the old playstation one with the 3 leads but different colours,not red,white,yellow.)
both would be better for a plasma.
make sure your screen can utilise 1080 for hdmi.
if 720 or 480 use the composite cable.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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    sean sutton Feb 27, 2009

    try resetting like this.
    hold down the on/off button until it beeps once, then wait a few
    seconds until it beeps again, the ps3 will have reset itself and will
    adjust the visual settings to fit your tv

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