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I get no picture and a lot of snow and gray lines on my screen when i hook up my ps3. its a reverse compatible and i really love it so any advice would help. do u think it's the vga card or anything that has to do with the vga and if it is,could that be reapaired or replaced without damaging the rest of the system? my email address is Lavoz24@aol.com thank u and have a great day

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What tyoe of video connection are you runing? If its not the correct cords for the TV then you'll need to either buy component cables (red blue greed i think) or an HDMI cable (if you tv supports it) otherwise your composite cables (red yellow white) aren't hooked up correctly or your not on the right channel setting.

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