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Ps3 60gb setup problem.

Bought a supposedly region free ps3 from repatuble seller,item came though from japan with japanese instructions,followed all the instructions on setup but cant get anything up on tv screen,have a 5year old jvc tv and toshiba but wont come up on either. i live in uk and have connected av cable via euro scart connecter to scart port at back of tv,have held power button down for 10 seconds, tried changing to manual ntcs settings on tv still no picture comes up, also controllerreg lights are flashing but nothing happens when u press ps button hav not got the ethernet cable connected as they are different to uk lan connection..any idea's....hallf12.

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Re: ps3 60gb setup problem.

I have the same problem, I was told to buy a HDMI CABLE I did
but it still wont work

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