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Im trying to connect my playstation 3 up via hdmi, when setting up it says it detects the hdmi cord do you want to use it and i say yes then the screen goes black for 30 seconds, i have tried switching the tv to the hdmi iput unpluging the av cord when selecting the hdmi output but nothing seems to work please help!

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Have you tried using another HDMI device with any success on the same port? It would be good trying something else on your TV just to make sure the TV isn't the problem.

Also, try turning your PS3 off, then, while it is off, hold the power button down for about 5 seconds. The system will beep, and it will reset the video settings. Try your HDMI setting one more time, but this time set it to 720 p to make sure the resolution isn't too high for your television.

If none of this works, you could possibly have a faulty HDMI port on your PS3. I've seen it happen before.

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