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PS3 powers up and then turns off can't even get game out

My 40GB PS3 is having an issue. I turn it on you can hear the fans crank up but it quickly shuts down with a flashing red light. I flipped the switch on the back of the unit off and then on again and it goes back to stand by. But once you try to turn it back on it beeps three times and the light flashes yellow once and then will start the flashing of the red again. Had this unit since 12/07 never had a problem with it till now. Oh and I can't get my COD4 disc out.

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  • billjpayne Jun 14, 2009

    uummm thanks lol. Do you have any recomendations.



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Oh im sorry but your ps3 is broke

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