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My ps3 froze suddenly and turned off. the green light went off and a red flashing light turned on.

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  • steve808 Jan 14, 2009

    Same thing has just happened to me on the same day. Console is about 18 month old. No previous problems

  • steve808 Jan 15, 2009

    it just turned of and i cant turn it back on as when i do the light goes green then yellow and then it keeps on flashing red and i cant even get my game out of it

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PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezing up. You may check out the Informative article at ezinearticles Remedy for PS3 Freezing up..

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