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Power for PS3

I just plugged in my new PS3 and it turns green for about 2 seconds then yellow and then back to red. Help!

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  • Seven721 Dec 27, 2007

    I had my PS3 for 4 months and yesterday it cuts off to the red standby light so I reset it and it went green for like a milli second and then went yellow and back to the standby light and began blinking



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It sounds like you have a power supply fault or cooling fan is broken. Kasjr23 take your ps3 back to shop where purchased from as they will replace it. seven721 phone sony and explain the problem and they will send you a replacement as all systems come 1 year warranty. the service is very good from sony and they replaced mine in two days. hope this helps

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