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My PS3 was working yesterday, went to switch it on this morning the light just flashs red, my game is stuck also hope u can help, Thanks John

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This is a serious problem, similar to the xbox red ring of death. Check out playstation forms: http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=905486

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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