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Sound but no picture

I just bought a used ps3. I tried to hook all kinds of cables, hmi, av, whatever and checked everything, the input and the output. But still I dont get any picture although I can hear the sound. Thanks.

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Hook up the composite cables that come with the unit. Turn the TV on to the correct input. Turn the PS3 on using the power button on the unit. When you press the button continue holding the button until you hear a second beep....about five seconds. That should set the PS3 back to the factory output. If that corrects the problem you can set the PS3 to use whichever cable you want via the XMB.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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    Anthony Ward Nov 25, 2013

    The above fix should work, but you don't have to have the composite cable, that system will auto detect if you have HDMI connected and readjust the settings.

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