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PS3 stopped working. Will not power on (gets to standby)

If turned off for a few minutes. PS3 will go into standby when turned on. If power on button pressed from standby light goes from red to green but then all power goes off (no light).

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This is similar to the red blinking lights on the xbox360...it seems your cell processor has overheated resulting in a cold solder joints or worse bridged solder involving the BGA array...I have had some success in fixing these albeit limited. SONY charges 150 plus state tax and sends you a refurbished unit. We fix this for 75

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try video reset

when ps3 is in standby mode(red light)
press and hold the power button till you hear a second beep.

standby mode press hold power........"beep"......"beep"..release power button

then try rebuilding the database and the file system in recovery consol

to get to the recovery consol press and hold the power button when ps3 is in standby mode(red light) till you hear a double beep. sometimes the ps3 does a beep then another beep and goes back into standby thsi is fine just release the power and quikly press and hold it again till you get double beep.

like on my 80g system it goes like this

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try video reset

when ps3 is in standby mode(red light)
press and hold the power button till you hear a second beep.

standby mode press hold power........"beep"......"beep"..release power button

then try rebuilding the database and the file system in recovery consol

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like on my 80g system it goes like this

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then try rebuilding the database and the file system in recovery consol

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like on my 80g system it goes like this

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then take it back as these steps will not void warrenty

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