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I was switching my PS3 from using the hdmi cord to using the regular cord so i could use it on another tv. when i switched the cord settings it had to switch the tv settings on the PS3 from 1080p to like 480i, i guess i chose the wrong one and now the settings are still on hdmi and i can hear the sound but i cant see the picture no matter what resolution the tv is.So i cant see the settings menu to fix the problem i just get a blank screen and sound

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So u must go n plug the hdmi cable in a tv dat support an hdmi feature so u can be able to fix the problem from the menu.....if it's not lkike that i think u can use the AV cable on a normal TV ....so u can fix it as well

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