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PS3 will not boot up, red light is on, will go to green for awhile then drops back to red

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Excerpt from the PlayStation 3 Manual:

The power indicator on the system front is flashing red and green alternately.
*The interior of the system has become hot. Check whether the system is being used in a hot location or whether the vents are blocked. Continuing to use the system in the above condition will cause it to stop functioning. Turn the system off and leave it unused until it cools down. After the system cools down, turn it on again.

The power indicator on the system front is flashing red and the system does not operate.

*The temperature inside the system has risen too high. Check whether the system is being used in a hot location or whether the vents are blocked. Touch the power button on the system front to stop the flashing, and then leave the system unused until it cools down. After it cools down, turn on the system again.

If this does not resolve your issue, you may need to send it in for a repair.

https://service1.us.playstation.com/rma.htm

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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