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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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Re: no signal using multi cable

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!!

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Want to use surround sound and use dhmi cords for picture and surround sound

You will need 2 hdmi cables the ps3 a tv with an hdmi port and a audio receiver with hdmi in and out.
1:>First connect the ps3 to the tv with the A/V cables.
2:>Turn the system on and the tv on, get to the ps3 dashboard.
3:>Under the settings tab select (display settings)
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5:>Do not disconnect the A/V.
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12:>Connect the hdmi cable from the ps3 to the input of the audio receiver and the hdmi from the tv to the output on the receiver.
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19:>Hit enter and exit.
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soundoutput003.jpg 6.
Check your settings.
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soundoutput002.jpg 7.
Save your settings.
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  • If you change the audio output settings, the system will no longer be able to output audio from multiple output connectors at the same time. For example, if your system is connected to a TV via an HDMI cable and to an audio device via a digital optical cable and you switch to [Digital Out (Optical)] under [Audio Output Settings], audio will no longer be output from the TV. To output audio from the TV, switch the setting to [HDMI], or select in_setting.gif (Settings) > in_soundset.gif (Sound Settings) > [Audio Multi-Output] and set the option to [On].
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  • When using an HDMI cable, only [Linear PCM 2 Ch.] audio will be output from PlayStation®2 and PlayStation® format software. To output Dolby Digital or DTS audio, you must connect the PS3™ system and the audio device using a digital optical cable and switch to [Digital Out (Optical)] under [Audio Output Settings].
  • If a device that is not compatible with the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) standard is connected to the system using an HDMI cable, video and/or audio cannot be output from the system.
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I can't be exactly sure without more information, but it sounds like you ps3 is outputting from another port. My ps3 originally was outputting from the component/composite cable port so in order to use the hdmi output I had to do a soft reset. That makes the ps3 sense what cable is plugged into it and automatically output through that port instead of using whatever is the saved setting.

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