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Power light blinking red not playing or edjecting

My machine just shut down in the middle of game plat and the power light blinked once yellow the continued to blink red. Now it wont play or edject. What do i do?

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  • oepping Feb 26, 2009

    We were playing a playstation 3 game and then the system just shut off. The power light just keeps blinking red. We have shut it off manually on the power switch and we have unplugged it. When we try to turn the system on - the power light turns green for a few seconds and then goes back to blinking red. Also, we are unable to eject the game that is inside the console.

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There are a few small things you can try.

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