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Hi I described my problem with my playstation 3 yesterday. I can't get a picture on my tv screen when i turn the ps3 on. I have tried it on different tv's, i have changed AV cables, I have changed pretty much everything. I noticed before that I got a green screen quickly flash up on the tv when i turn the playstation 3. Does this sound as if Im going to have to send it back to sony and get a replacement? Thanks

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Its the problem in the unit and it needs replacement.also this same problem occurs if the cables are not connected properly.the cables are good but if not connected tightly and properly then this same problem happens.so first remove and reconnect all the cables properly and recheck if still the same problem persists then its the hardware problem in the unit.and yes you will have to send it to sony service center and they will replace it for you. many users face this problem and service center replace the unit. This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

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