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Ps3 dosnt want to turn on goes to red blinking light

After power up it goes to a blinking red light

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  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    I have the same problem if just read here that its down to the hard drive so im going to investigate that sony dont give you any answers they just want to exchange it for £145 not funny

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Sony says a 10 year console? Yeah right...

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Your ps3 is dead ring sony play dumb when they ask how long youve had it say under a year they prob send u a reconned unit for nothing 4-5 working days

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