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Downloaded the new update and now the ps3 wont come on and the red light flashing all the time

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If it doesn't work, you might have a broken video card. This means no demos work, if you have any demos clear your hardrive. The only game that works with my broken video card is Street Fighter 4 but I can't save (unless it is an autosave). I hope I helped!

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Time to call Sony. 1-800-345-SONY

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