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Console switches off and red light flashes

I've just got a PS3 80GB and am trying to install it at home. After connecting it up by the manual. I've turned it on and started going through the initial setup and the system has turned itself off and the red light is flashing. The console is fine and well ventilated. Any help would be greately appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    i just got my ps3 and when i plugged it up and tried to power it up , it beeps and cut back off ,then the red light just blinks

  • emlyngiles Jan 17, 2009

    Thanks Shaun but I think I'm gonna take it back and exchange it. Makes more sense.



    Cheers

  • mozydeco Jan 17, 2009

    beep turns off and red light flashes ive bought all of the playstation and i have had problems before but to replace or fix this problem thru sony the warranty should be at least a year if they want you to pay 150.00 dollars sony is ripping you apart.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    when I turn it on the light turns green for a second, then yellow then flashes red and will not do anything!! HELP

  • sweetpea25 Jan 17, 2009

    yes this the same thinging going on with my ps3

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Theres 1 way it might work rap a towel around the ps3 with power on leave it on for 15 minutes turn it off take the towel off leave it to cool down for 15 minutes. xbox as the the same problem they call it the ring off death it works for the xbox good luck



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