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My PS3 boots but nothing is on the screen

It worked fine until I took off the cable from the tv to put it on mah xbox and today it doesn't work...I tried AV cables also but nop nothing...and the most f'd up thing is...my 360 has a problem too and I am sending it in

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  • marcos_rona Jul 21, 2009

    While its open or while its closed?Meaning...Do i switch it on and do it or switch it on, boot it up and then do it?

  • marcos_rona Jul 21, 2009

    While its open or while its closed?Meaning...Do i switch it on and do it or switch it on, boot it up and then do it?

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Try to hold down the power for one min it will reset the video

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Y+RT does not reset controllers for the Xbox 360, so not sure what you are attempting there?

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