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Start-Up Problems When i start up the consle it says sony computer entertainment as usual then the wavey lines come up but with noting else. I'v tried unplugging it, letting it cool and so forth. And when i turn it off the 3 beebs happen first then after that the one beeb goes and it turns off. Please help

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  • tranum_84 Dec 18, 2008

    same problem here. and when i try to turn the system off i hear the three beeps but nothing happens. so, where can i get a new hdd?

    One more thing: Is it true that if I have a Full HD TV, I have to play games in 480p because the system can't upscale the graphics? Is this true for Blu-Ray movies too?


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It means you have a corrupted hdd.try replacing it and it should work properly

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