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No video - blue screen...

Bought PS3 used - I have unit hooked up properly, this I am certain...no video cable w/ unit, so I purch. component AV cable for PS3 and PS2; results of 5 sec. reset is nothing - same blue screen.... can anyone help?? thx

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  • madmax777 Mar 14, 2008

    thanks for the two responses... last night after waiting (2) - 15 min intervals, I spoke to PS3 rep and they tried to get me to xchange and PAY $150 to swap out, so I declined said unit was from trusted source and only used twice... so he had me hold start button until 2nd beep and THEN I saw the black screen w/ all the options -next, I erased his memory data and set unit to 1080i per diagram, turned off and switched cables from 480 cables to AV cables, turned back on and game loads w/ sound! hope this helps someone else....

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Since you bought this console used, it maybe set to HDMI 1080p/ 1080i/720p output(by the original owner) and if your TV does not support this there will be no picture, the only way to lower the output resoloution is to get into the options menu but to do that you will need a freind with a tv that supports whatever resoloution its been set too.

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Your 3rd party component cables may be the problem as the conections for the ps2 and ps3 are way different if you look at the pins on the male end.You should at least hear audio if it is compatible and you hooked it up correctly. If no audio then your cables are hooked up incorrectly or faulty. Go on ebay and look for the actual av cables for the ps3. If your TV has HDMI slots hook it up that way.

Good Luck

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