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NO signal to tv

HI - I can hear the unit powering up and spinning the disk, but I get no signal to the tv (audio or visual). The configuration browser does not appear on the screen either - just a black screen of death . . .

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  • ZANAAF1 Nov 07, 2008

    When i connect my ps2 it powers on but no video signal is detected to tv. i checked the cable i am sure the cable is ok.

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There could be two problem ,
1. the cable you are using to connect the station to the box is faulty.
2. the video card signal may be bad, try connecting a computer flat panel

Thanks
Mandeep

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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