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My ps3 display

My ps3 will boot up and the green light is on but i cannot see what is being displayed. i once changed the settings from the three prong to HDMI cable and since then i have not been able to view anything (hear aswell). My tv isn't HD so i don't know whats happening please help... i have had my friends try and guide me through the process of changing to the three prong from the HDMI but so far it hasn't worked (via the phone) my sons Ps3 same problem were using HDMI at his moms when he brough his ps 3 here (his dads) we go compsite(yellow)and we get a spit second flicker and blankblack)screen and no audio what so ever which i found intersting please advise peace,love and copper Hendo

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With only the PLAYSTATION®3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. it might beep 2 times.

this will reset the display settings, you must first change the display settings in the ps3 settings menu before you connect a new cable to it as it will still use the old display settings.





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