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My ps3 will not work with the component cables is their a fix?

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Ok there can be a quick solution to this problem if you have ever used a hdmi cable this could have caused the problem. try to do a front reset turn off the ps3 with the switch in the back then hold the front power on switch while still holding it turn on the back switch stll hold it and wait till it beeps twice on the second beep release this should sole the problem. if not reply back.

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Check the couplings at either end of the cable. Sometimes these will loosen and can cause a lack of signal strength.

but its probably not the cable, its probably the ps3. HDMI cables don't really break because they are just wires, they don't have moving parts. Try connecting your PS3 to your TV with the regular cable red, white, and yellow connectors that you got when you bough the PS3. If the PS3 doesn't work with the original red, white, and yellow connectors then you know its the PS3. If the PS3 does work fine, you know its either the HDMI cable (still unlikely) or the HDMI connection on your TV or PS3 (more likely

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AV is composite, not component. Check the output settings and select component.

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The Long Way
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Please leave a comment or rating letting me know if this solved your problem, constructive feedback is always welcome. Good luck with your console and good luck with your games.

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Ok there can be a quick solution to this problem if you have ever used a hdmi cable this could have caused the problem. try to do a front reset turn off the ps3 with the switch in the back then hold the front power on switch while still holding it turn on the back switch stll hold it and wait till it beeps twice on the second beep release this should sole the problem. if not reply back.

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