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Hdmi failure i just bought some nyko hdmi cables for my ps3 and when i hook it up i get nothing,a black screen and no sound

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Re: hdmi failure

Did you go into your ps3 video setting menu and enable HDMI output and test your tv for settings of HDMI in the menu?

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3) Try to unplug all cables except the power cord, and plug them back in. If you found out that your HDMI cable is damage, do borrow your friend cable and have a try. If your friend cable work fine, and the black screen error disappear. Then you can buy a brand new HDMI cable for replacement.
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