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No video/audio output

When i turn my tv onto the AV setting it comes up with a blank blue screen. no picture or audio. i have tried two other tv's and a new cable. I have tried holding in the power button till it resets but this didnt work either.

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Problem with the main board then. You tried different cables, reset the ps3 and also tried different tv's to be sure it wasn't a TV issue.

You did everything I would have done. Call sony if you decide to get it repaired by them. I think they charge $150 from the last time I checked.

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