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Will not play without using HDMI cable

Recently used the PS3 on a HD TV and after changing settings to HD as asked by PS3 I tried to play it on the tv that is not HD compatible and it will not play. It was working prior to changing the settings and still works perfect with the HD tv. Please help b/c I want my son to stop using my nice tv. I tried resetting it by holding the power button down until it beeps but did not work.

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  1. Make sure the AV Cable is connected to the [AV MULTI-OUT] port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system.
  2. Connect the other end of the AV Cable into the yellow Composite port for video, and into the white and red audio ports (if your TV does not have the red port, simply ignore it) on the back of your TV.
  3. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
  4. Turn ON the PLAYSTATION 3 and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

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