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Playstation 3 Hey my system wont turn on, and I know for a fact it didnt overheat... you live in the US?  I know overseas they are exchanging for free... does that apply to the US also?  My system is the original 60GB with a built date of Dec. 2006

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PS3, The amazing device by sony also has some common problems like Xbox and Wii have. But good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of many DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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Hello. Sony will do the free exchange/repair if the warranty hasn't expired. Since it's an original 60GB from 2006 they will most likely turn you down and offer to repair/replace the unit for $150 (US).
If there are no lights on at all then it is a bad componant inside the power supply, which can be replaced fairly easily. If lights come on in this sequence....green, yellow, red followed by 3 beeps then your system isn't easily repairable and you would be better off paying the $150. Thanks!

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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