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My PS3 won't start. When I hit the power button it cuts on for maybe a sec then goes completely off. It wont let me eject the disc either. I have to turn the power switch off then back on for the red light to come up. Any help is really appreciated.

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  • fubezal Jun 22, 2009

    It won't stay on long enough to reset. As soon as I hit the power button it cuts off. All power is gone. I have to turn the switch of then back on for it to have any power at all.

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Turn the PS3 on & hold the power button until it resets (approx. 10-15 seconds). That should reset the entire system & should properly work.

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  • CODTerrorist Jun 23, 2009

    Contact Sony PS3 department & see if you are still under the manufacture warranty - they may be able to send you functioning PS3 for about $150, which would definitely be worth it.

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