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PS3 will only turn on for about a couple of seconds,then turn off

PS3 will only turn on for about 2-3 seconds then it will shut off with a yellow light flashing. Nothing seems to work so i don't know what to do.

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Hi , i hate to say this but you need to do this asap. Call the playstation support line and send it in. your ps3 is experience a corrupted hard drive. This will only get worse and will eventually shut down for good.
very sorry------hope this helps you

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2. If you live in a area where the power shuts off for no reason please please get your self a computer UPS(UN-INTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY).
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