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Playstation 3 red light on. but wont turn on ,goes green for a second then goes red again

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The dreaded red light...it happened because your ps3 is on for long hours at a given time...give some rest and try again if red light goes green play for 3 hours let it cool down for 30 mins... if its dead then i'm sorry it is toast...take it to sony

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