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Getting serious I can turn the playstation itself on... but the control does not connect and the TV does not show the main menu for the playstation.... any help?

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  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    Two PS3, 40 gig and 80 gig, started working fine but mid movie they stopped working permanently. The power works the controller lights up and blinks, but no menu. I am using HDMI chords.

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    Same thing happens to me, i turn on my ps3 nothing shows, my ps3 controller dosen't connect and now i cant plau :(. And i also use a HDMI chord. It happened when i switched my ps3 to my HD tv. I plugged in the HDMI chord, then when i turned it on the menu screen froze...i turned it off and now i cant get it working

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Your PS3's HDMI settings may be the issue. When you go to turn on your PS3 next time, instead of just pressing the poser button and letting go, hold it for 5-6 seconds until it beeps again and then let go. This will force the PS3 to autodetect your TV again and should bring up the menu. As far as your remote control, you need to connect it to your PS3 via the the USB port in order to sync the controller with your PS3, after this you can use it wirelessly. good luck!

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