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No signal using multi cable

PS3 does not output a video or audio signal using the multi output. I can receive a signal using a HDMI cable, so everything is good there, but when i change over by going through the menu settings i can't output any type of signal. can it be that the multi out connector is bad or is there another solution?

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    playstation 3 will not power on red light continues to flash green light will stay on a few seconds but will not stay on

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    thanks for solutions, I was almost sure that it was hardware defect



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Hi! Had encountered this problem also. Dont lose hope, there's a solution to it. First, turn off console using switch at the back and disconnect HDMI and connect AV Cable. Turn on console and after seeing red light in front of PS3 press the soft touch ON button in front for 5 SECONDS. Your TV would flicker a while but then it would display the PS3 XMB. To be sure with this solution, you can find it in the troubleshooting page of the manual where the same problem is also stated. That would be all. Good Luck!!

Posted on Oct 04, 2007


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