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Screen of my ps3 went black, i cant see the menu

I plugged the hdmi plug to hdmi port on my ps3 and i inserted the other end to the hdmi input port on the tv set, and after i adjusted the video input to 1080p the screen went black and i cant see anymore the menu of my ps3 all i can hear is the clicking sound. pls help me on how i can get it back from what it used to be.

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While the PS3 is off (red led)

Hold down the power button until you hear the second beep, quickly release.

That's it!

Posted on May 14, 2009

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    RescueTechLA May 14, 2009

    No prob. It's what I do.

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How do i get my hdmi to work for my ps3 system


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If you are attempting to change to an HDMI cable from a different video cable or if the video output settings do not match those required for the display in use, the screen may stay black. If the screen stays black for more than 30 seconds, you may need to reset the video output settings of the PS3.

To reset video output settings:

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Minimum Requirements

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Instructions

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    • Unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet
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  3. Plug in the AC power cord by connecting one end of the AC power cord into the [AC IN] port on the back of the PS3 system and the other end into an electrical outlet.

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  4. Press the [MAIN POWER] switch on the rear of the system. A red light should appear on the front of the system indicating power is available.
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