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Chthonic confesses: "Only last year did I discover why the lids of things in tubes have a recessed pointy bit built into them." Tell us about the facepalm moment when you realised you were doing something wrong.

(, Thu 15 Jul 2010, 13:23)
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Final day of school
Being the teacher with the most gadgets, I take my PS3 into school to play on the last day, using a red/yellow/white adapter. At home I play using HDMI. I get to school and rig it into the data projector. \select video source and nothing.

Scan all frequency on the projector: Nothing. Blue screen with no signal all across it. No matter what we do.

Down to the IT geeks, they come up, spend 20 mins and nothing. Just about every male teacher has put their opinion in, loads of students and we are just about to quit when in walks S, yr 12 girl, no ICT skills and biggest interest getting drunk and boys.

"You just hold down the "on" key on the PS3 and it automatically sense the output used and resets the signal".

60 men, defeated on technologcal knowledge by a girly girl. We collectively looked at each other then walked away, slighlty ashamed..
(, Fri 16 Jul 2010, 18:49, closed)
So, your story is 'I know someone who can connect up a PS3'?

(, Sat 17 Jul 2010, 11:02, closed)
praps she read the manual?

(, Sat 17 Jul 2010, 15:57, closed)
Having had to resort to google previously to resolve this issue
I would say that this isn't obvious unless you already know about it. I think in this case it's Sony that are "doing it wrong" by not allowing both the AV Multi Out and the HDMI port to work in tandem.

P.S. For clarity and/or future reference the "red/yellow/white" adapter is a Composite video cable. /pedant
(, Sat 17 Jul 2010, 23:46, closed)

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