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My ps3 just shuts down

I turn it on, turns red, yellow, then red. i try it multiple times. but it wont turn on!

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Please check if you get a yellow or red light flash and how many times does the ps3 beep before it shuts down.

If you get a Yellow Light, reason below:

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1)Turn off your playstation 3. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again

2) Check if there's any loose cable.

3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.

If this did not work, then it is suggested to send your PS3 for repairs to Sony Customer Support

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