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No power I was playing my PS3 when the system turned off. Now it will not turn on anymore.

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  • moneyg Feb 06, 2009

    Same things happen to me. I was playing a game when it switch off and won't start again. It doesn't seem to matter what I do it won't start up again.



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UNplug console for a minute, and reconnect. Make sure switch in back is on. also make sure you don't have it locked up in a an entertainment center. Hopefully you had the PS3 plugged into a surge protector. If none of this works contact sony at 800-345-sony!!

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