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Light Powers on butunit shuts off no power when button is pressed

When you plug in the unit you get the green light (power on)
but when you press the on button it immeditly shuts down acting like no power is coming to it. Ive tried hitting the eject button and it does the same thing. I've checked the manual nothing their to sugest anything.
I wondering if the cord has something to do with it. but I think more like the panel of the on/eject/reset is bad. Any hope? I'm really miss'n my city folk...I haved this unit for 1 year.

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From the research im doin on the same problem its the same as xboxs red ring of the death. the most consistent answer is to return it to sony for 149 bucks if out of warranty. trying to find more....

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