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My PS3 will not boot also. It powers down after a few seconds.

I have an original PS3 and at first it couldn't read the usb ports and then froze when in the menu screen. Now it powers down after a few seconds. I have tried to take out my hard drive and power up. No luck here.

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Visit this link for instructions. If they don't work, I can only guess it is a video card problem (which I doubt) in which case only Street Fighter 4 works (that I know of). But that suggest you can get to the menu. Won't work if you have demos

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