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How do i reset all my settings for my PS3? I've been using an HD cable for my video/audio output and when i switch to the regular cables the screen just stays blank and I can't get to the menu. How do i fix this??

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1 - Turn on TV and set input to port being used.
2 - Make sure PS3 is connected via correct cable.
3 - Power on PS3 via power button and HOLD IT for 5 seconds (release after the second beep). It should automatically configure your PS3 to the TV's native resolution for all settings.

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