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broken lines across the screen when playing ps3?

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hi i have just bought a 2nd ps3 and everything seems fine apart from when i try to play games. i tries a ps2 2 game and a ps3 game and both have the same problem. when they load there are loads of broken lines across the screen. they are yellow and green mainly and when i get into the game there is a big pattern in the middle of the screen like a broken mirror effect. is the ps3 broken or could it be my tv? i connected it to the tv with an av scart connector not a hdmi cable as i dont have a hd tv its a widescreen(old type lol) but my xbox 360 plays finne on it so does my wii. any advice/help would be greatly appreciated

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  1. First of all, start with the PlayStation 3 turned off.

    Along with plugging your equipment into the grounded power strip (or UPS if you want one), I would suggest the following:

    Now, press and hold the power button on the PlayStation 3 until it beeps three(3) times (should take no longer than ten(10) seconds) and release.

    The system will use the best settings for the cable connected, and the resolution the TV can support.

    I hope this helps

    Good Luck & Good Gaming

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