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PS3 Powers but doesn't show on screen?

My PS3 powers up when I turn it on, but nothing shows up on the screen? All the cords are connected correctly; what could be the problem?

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Re: PS3 Powers but doesn't show on screen?

Try holding down the power button when you switch it on, for 4 seconds it runs the optimal settings screen and selects the best option for the leads fitted. hope this helps

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