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When i turn on my ps3 it sounds like it is running but i cant see anything on the screen and everything is hooked up correctly and i did do the 5 second button hold but nothing. does any one know how to fix

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  • Roger Gantner May 11, 2010

    Are you using HDMI?


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Im with rtgantner make sure you have your ps3 set to play on hdmi if your using it and make sure ur always turning to your hdmi channel wen playing . if your not do the opposite.

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