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PS3 Hi Def to normal tv

Was hooked up to a hd tv but my tv broke and I'm trying to hook up to a normal 480i tv and all i have is a blank screen and no sound. please help

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Re: PS3 Hi Def to normal tv

Press front power switch to turn it on and hold for a few seconds, it will beep a few times and turn off automatically. now everything you setup for hd tv will be defaulted to normal.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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My ps3 doesnt show any screen on my regular tv anymore !!!

You will need to change the display settings back to normal for a standard TV. Obviously a little tricky if it's already hooked up to the TV that won't display a picture! If you do a manual (or is it called total reset?) this should revert it back to standard TV settings. To perform the reset hold the power button down for 10 seconds (I think it's 10 anyway) or until you here a couple of beeps and it should reset the display settings to it's default.

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Blank Screen

with the playstation turned on with only red light push and hold power button down. till it beeps a second time (about 5 seconds or so) then it will reset the video and what not.

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Played ps3 on my brothers hd tv

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PS3 going back to normal tv after being on a hd tv.

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Is your tv and HD or normal tv. did you ever connect it to an HD tv in the past? If so and you are trying to use a standard tv set, you need to hard reset the system. Call Sony Customer Support, they will walk you through the steps to reset the system. NOTE: every time that you hook the system up to a HD tv using the HDMI cables and then switch back to a standard tv, you will have to reset the system in the same way you did before.

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Is the playstation burned out?

Did your cousin ever connect it to an HD tv? If he did, this is a common problem with it. If you operate the PS3 with a normal television set, the ps3 will work fine. But when you connect it to an HD tv and hook up the HDMI cables, the ps3 sets itself to work with HD tv's only. There is a simple fix. a Hard Reset. Call sony customer suuport and tell them that your ps3 doesn't have a menu screen. They will walk you through the steps to restore your system. I would tell what to do myself if I remembered what to do. But regardless, remember this, every time you connect it to an HD tv and want to switch back to a normal tv set, you will have to hard reset the system. Try to remember the sequence the first time so that any other time this happens you'll know what to do.

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You need to reset your video settings when you move to a regular TV. Just hold down the power button, it will beep twice and go back to stand by mode. They boot up again and your video setting should be back to normal ( for standard TV).


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Unhooked ps3 from an hd tv and plugged it into an sd tv and it shows no picture.

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