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Same problem Just put in a movie yesterday then the ps3 turned off. Blinking green to red now just blinking red. Not that old and spent a lot of money on it so need to do something. Has anyone fixed this yet?

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Possible solution, I had the same problem with my Xbox 360. I fixed it by doing the following:- Switch off and unplug the powerlead, then press in the 'ON' button and hold it for 60 seconds, plug the powerlead back in again and try it. With the xbox 360, there is a static problem, the heat causes the static to build up, causing the machine to trip out. This solution was given to me by Microsoft and it did work, maybe it'll work with the PS3

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If your having this problem I know how to fix it but only for about 30-45 seconds.
Okay this is what you do.

1.If your ps3 is turned on press the red button , it should turn green then yellow ,beep and blink red.
now do this 3 times without turning it off.

2.Turn your ps3 off.

3.Turn it on while holding the eject button.

4.Now your ps3 should stay on ,(like I said for about 30-45 seconds).Also the fan should be on.But then after a while it turns back off.And that's as far as I got.


(It really works if you do it right)

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