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No picture on HDMI just a black screen. it worked for 3 days.

I was playing a game, and the hdmi went out on it. i tried other cables, and still nothing. and a friend brought over his ps3, and my tv showed the vid just fine. i tried to set it to hdmi 4 times, and it's just black. any info on how to get them to fix it? it's only 6 mos old. thanks a lot, i realy LOVE this system. best i have seen yet. chris. mrwildman1@gmail.com

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2) Look for loose cables.
3) Try to unplug all cables except the power cord, and plug them back in. If you found out that your HDMI cable is damage, do borrow your friend cable and have a try. If your friend cable work fine, and the black screen error disappear. Then you can buy a brand new HDMI cable for replacement.
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