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Every time i turn my ps3 on the screen turns red and says,a serious error has occurred contact technical support for assistance. ive tried holding the power button down untill i here the second beep to reset it ,but it still does the same thing. is there any thing else i can do?

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    exactly the same problem

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    same

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Its Called THE RED SCREEN OF DEATH.....
and it seriuos you need a technitian.......
call them.....

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