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Display not working

I used my PS3 on my original T.V. with an HDMI cable, everything worked fine. I moved, and then used it on another T.V. with regular connection cables, and everything was fine aswell. I stopped using it for about 2-3 months, then when I try to hook it back up, it doesn't work. I used the original 3 connection cables, didn't work. Went out to buy a new 5 connection, to use on an HD T.V., still doesn't work. Anyone know what could of caused this, or how it could be fixed? The only thing I can think of, is trying to hook it back up using the HDMI cable, but that T.V. is in storage still.

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How down the power button until it beeps twice. that will restart your settings for the display. once it beeps twice then turn the system on and change the default settings back to your hdmi settings. what happened was when you transferred the ps3 to composite the settings changed to accomodate that but when you switch back to hdmi it doesnt change back. the only solution is to hold down the power button untill it beeps twice. normaly 3 seconds.

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