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Playstation 3 will not work - powers itself down

When the power is swithced on, I get a red light. When on/off on front panel is pushed, green light, then goes to yellow, then flashes red. Fan turns on (and blows air) for about 2 seconds before it shuts itself down.

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  • Chucklez Feb 01, 2009

    SAME THING WITH MINE!!! SONY WANTS $149 TO FIX OR REPLACE IT!!! THIS IS RIDICULOUS, I'M REALLY MAD!!!

  • connor sutherden Feb 02, 2009

    i have only had it for two weeks and it has done the same i am takeing it back to sony it still has its warrenty

  • connor sutherden Feb 02, 2009

    i have only had my ps3 for to weeks and it is doing the same i am going to take it back to sony it still has a warranty

  • jimclasshero Feb 13, 2009

    same problem. someone please help!

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Hardware Failure. You can try using some of idea from this guide:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=3290911

MAJORITY of the time it's a GPU problem though that only Sony or very experienced techs can fix.

You can reach SONY @ 1-800-345-SONY

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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