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Ps3 shuts itself off in a sec and doesn't eject game.

When we press the start button it turns green for on for 1 sec. only and than it blinks red and does not eject the game. It started when my son was playing the game when all of a sudden it turned itself off and never started again. We tried to shut off the button in the back and turning back on but still did not help.

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HI, this is a power unit issue. you will need to replace the power unit block asap if possible. these can be purchase on line or, you can contact sony for this repair as well.

we recommend contacting Sony for the correct power unit for your system.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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