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After buying new av cables (all i had was an HD cable), plugging my ps3 into my friends giant old mitsubishi tv, and turning it on, nothing pops up on screen. it flickers like the system is starting up, but that is all. my friends xbox 360 works just fine though, and my playstation is not damaged at all, so whats the deal?

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The system is in HDMI output mode. Turn PS3 off. Once red light is on, press AND HOLD the power button for a couple seconds until you hear it beep and the output will reset. You should then see it on the Mitsubishi tv as normal.

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Please try the following steps to solve your PS3 problem :

Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it and then about 5 seconds later it will beep again. Let go of the power button when you hear this second beep.

Step 3. Wait for your PS3 to start.

This solution basically resets the video output back to standard definition.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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