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My ps3 would just turn off.. no lights blinking..

I just got a new console and tried the system update through the net.. it was taking hours to complete and after being in the 4th hour the console shut itself up.. i tried the system update 5-6 times via internet and it failed each time..
finally i went to the net and downloaded the update onto a USB as intructed on the Sony Website..
now that I have it, when i turn on the power switch, the light turns green and in less than 5 secs it just turns off completely without blinking..
it was bought in NJ by my friend a month back and I got it only 3 days back.. so replacement is out of question..
can someone pls help me here.. its killing to have it and not be able to play..
BTW, the way, power is not an issue as I get the converter to convert DC to AC

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Hi there matey,

Best bet is to try a reset and format the disc.

Turn the PS3 of from the back, press and hold the power switch on the front and at the same time power it on from the back while still holding the front power!

wait until you hear 3 beeps, then turn it back on, this wil reset everythink.

then go to system and format and restore your PS3

hope this helps

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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