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PS3 wont start

When i try to turn on ps3, i get the green light, then a yellow light and then it goes back into standby with the red light flashing :( i rang sony and they said theyll fix for £140, wtf? why should i pay for their mistake? any ideas how i can get it fixed for free? my friends have rang and got a replacement within about a week

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This basically means yor ps3 is stuffed it is either a problem with your fans not cooling the gpu or cpu causing it to overheat or it is a circuitry problem in the actual power supply either way it is unfixable unless you have experience with that stuff looks like you will have to shell out for a replacemeant unless its under warranty in that case you will get a new 1 for free

Posted on May 29, 2009

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