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No welcome screen

My system doesn't show the main welcome screen. It used to show the player lists, but now when i start it.. the tv is completely dark. any ideas??

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  • sylvester brown Feb 21, 2008

    My system doesn't show the main welcome screen. It used to show the player lists, but now when i start it.. the tv is completely dark.

    my tv shows hdmi 480p . my tv gose up to 1080p/ 50,inc philips.

    my ps3 is the 60 gig

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You may have the HDMI setting on. If you do not have HDMI then the screen will be black. Check your connections, and your resolutions, then look at the manual.

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