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Playstation 2: Blank screen

I'm using an A/V cable to connect my playstation through a surround sound system to my TV. Yes, I've tried multiple AV cables, different televisions, and different connection options. I can hear the browser "music" through my speakers, but the video is not working. This issue has come up in the past, and I bought a new cable. That worked for some time, but now I'm having this issue again. Please help!

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Try another AV cable, recheck your connections and just try it straight to the TV first without using the sound system and see what happens.

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Adjust the system's audio output settings. These settings are mainly used when the system is connected to audio devices that support digital audio output, such as AV amplifiers (receivers) for home entertainment systems.
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Confirm the formats supported by your audio device.
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