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PS3 wont boot..PLEASE HELP!

After installing the latest PS3 update, my system wont boot. The light turns green, and then after around 3 seconds, it goes red (shuts down). I tried holding the button down, but same result.

What are my options? Is my PS3 toast?

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  • 2markd Sep 10, 2009

    I looked at the video, and my system isn't doing the same as what their system is. My power light doesnt flash and it stays green until it shuts down and goes back to solid red.

    Is that the same issue?

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It's the Yellow/Red Light Of Death. It can be fixed. Go here http://playstationlifestyle.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2376. Follow the videos. A little bit of time and you should be back up and running.

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