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Playstation 3 60GB: all cables are connected correctly and there seems to be no damage (at least on the outside). However, after turning on the switch at the back and pressing the reset button, the red light turns green briefly, then yellow, then into a flashing red light. What's wrong??

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I have red many forums on this issue, and it appears to be a system error and the system will be replaced if you still have your warranty and proof of purchase

Some people think that it is an overheating issue and to leave it powered off for a few hours before trying again, although sadly I do believe that you are having a system error and would recommend that you contact customer service at sony.

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