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Playstation 3 display is in black and white

I have just bought my PS3. I have made sure the system is up to date (1.95).

When I connect it to my standard analogue TV via the Euro-Scart cable provided the display is entirely without colour.

Please can someone help :)

Thank you

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  • Thirdofherne Oct 28, 2007

    I discovered this, yes it worked thank you very much. Full reset. I think it was because I'd plugged it into the hi def tv at work first. Hope this can help someone else withthe same problem later :)

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    Same problem, I tried the reset though... Couldn't get it to work, everything else is fine, just in black and white.

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When u swith the swith console off  plug it in too the standard def tv but hold the O/1 button for 10 seconds then u will see a nice and shiny ps3 working on ur standard def tv

i had the same problem

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