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Ps3 setup we just got a ps3, brought it home & hooked it up but it will not "talk" to our tv though our ps2 does with the same setup. what do you recommend we try?

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  • strtfrmfla Apr 03, 2008

    I have had my PS3 since December. I turned it on and then it froze. I then reset it and now it will come ,but it won't show up on the TV. Somebody please help me.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    If you are hooking it up to a/v cable. Unplug a/v cable and boot up ps3 first then plug in a/v cable to console.



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Plug the PS3 in as normal, turn on the console from the machine not from the controller, and hold the button for about 10secs. The PS3 will come on and then restart itself. Once it has restarted it will use its native resolution and you should be able to see it fine.

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