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Ps3 not connecting to tv, all cables in the right place, was working fine for 3 years until now! usual set up not working so have tried all others but can't get the ps3 to work on any channel

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  • sinead_turnb May 12, 2010

    thank you for your help unfortunately this didn't work; the ps3 unit seems to power up but can't get any display on the tv

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Does the ps3 power up and seem to work as normal?

  • Have your ps3 in standby mode (red light).
  • Now, press and hold the power button in the front down. Your ps3 will beep twice. Let it go almost exactly after you heard the second beep.
  • Wait 10-15 seconds. A display will show up, and just answer yes to all!
try this

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