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When turning on the console the power light will blink red and beep and no on-screen video shows

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  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    i have the same exact problem. it happen to me twice. the first time i spilled soda on it. then i blow dried it then it worked for 2-3 months. then today it randomley happened again for no reasin. problably because of what happended 2-3 months ago but not sure yet how to fix it this time

  • dainethomson Dec 04, 2008

    does anyone have any solutions for this? cpl.thomo@gmail.com if anyone has any ideas or suggestions to gettin back on? it got a little wet but not enough to do any damage, has been left above a radiator for 48 hours now so enough to dry it out but now all im gettin is a flashing red light. any help or info would be grateful

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I was playing fallout 3 when all of a sudden my system turns off,i try to turn it on but it flashes red,when i tough the the button again it stops and stays red. But when i try to turn it on,it flashes green then back to red,and nothing on the screen. So does that mean im screwed, and need to replace it again? Or should i let it cool or something?

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This is a system failure. Your systems are "Dead" and need to be repaird by Sony. Other options include selling it on eBay or similar site (techs will buy them for the parts) and use the money to buy a new or refurbished one, call Sony and pay the $175 (US funds) to have them fix it, or take it to your local recycling center.
This problem is caused by a faulty bridge, connection or chip on the motherboard. I hope this helps. Thank you.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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