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I've just purchased my ps3 i've hooked it up using component cable and i get a annoying humming tone from my t.v. also i've noticed a purple line going up the screen. Can you please help me

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  • Videomod21 Nov 17, 2008

    I have the same problem with mine. Sometimes it causes the same problem when the cords are plugged in and on normal tv.

    Did you solve the problem with yours?

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The problem is that my tv cable is not properly grounded which causes the the humming sound. I just unhook my cable when I start to play.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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