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My PS3 will not output video.

I will plug the AV head into the AV port into the PS3. It works fine when I use it with my PS2 so I know it is not the cable. I have also used a different AV cable that works and the PS3 screen still is not coming up. My PS2, XBOX 360, and Gamecube all show up perfectly on the TV.

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You have gone through all the steps of the process of elimination that I would have suggested, and everything
has been eliminated as the cause of the problem except for the video card in your PS3.

Have it serviced while you still can without cost to you, if possible.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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With certain televisions, the PLAYSTATION 3 may not automatically detect the HDMI source (TV) which it is plugged into, even after resetting the Video Output Setting (as described above).

If resetting the Video Output Setting did not work, you may need to follow these steps to manually locate the HDMI source:

1. Connect both the AV Cable and the HDMI cable from the PLAYSTATION 3 to the corresponding (AV and HDMI) ports on your TV. 2. Proceed with resetting the Video Output Setting on the PLAYSTATION 3 again. (Follow these steps, then continue to step 3 below.)
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4. Manually change the Video Output Settings to HDMI. (Follow these steps, then continue to step 5 below.)
5. Now switch the "Input" or "Video" channel on the TV for the HDMI port the PLAYSTATION 3 is currently plugged into.
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4. Manually change the Video Output Settings to HDMI. (Follow these steps, then continue to step 5 below.)
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6. Accept the display settings for HDMI before the timer runs out (30 seconds). Highlight "Yes" and press the X button.
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