I bought an HD-DVD player last winter on close out. I now have a reasonable HD-DVD collection and a broken HD-A3.
I was moving things around, running some new wires and when I went to test everything my A3 no longer works.
Things I have done to try and isolate the problem:
1. I have several extra monoprice cables laying around so I have tried multiple cables. It's not the cable. However the cables do appear to have some play in them once plugged in. I have tried holding the cable at different angles and I still cant get a picture.
2. Everything on the front display indicates things are fine. It acts like the movie is playing.
3. I pulled the case cover off, there is no obvious damage on the exterior or interior around the HDMI plug.
But wait until the last minute of the auction to do the bidding. The guy having the bid now will surely outbid you if you put in an early bid. He bids on all broken A3s and A30s that show up on ebay. Only way to outbid him is to wait until the last minute before placing your bid.
You are getting sound but no picture via HDMI? Sounds like a handshake problem especially if it was working fine previously. Have you tried resetting your A3 to the factory defaults? Also try a different HDMI device (DVD or Blu-ray player) to check the HDMI input on your Sony.
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