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My sons ps3 was working fine until yesterday, he went to turn it on and although the normal lights come on it won't start up, he looks after it really well - it has had no knocks or overheated - any ideas what may be the problem thanks

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You got a bad problem...this is a typical motherboard problem...

Open it and try to find cold soldering contacts...you will need to use a hot air gun carrefully...to fix cold solder...

Try to install the collermod to prevent this kind of problems...
Good Luck!

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