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When powering up the ps3 can only see a wavy thick stripe across the screen. There is also a luminated trash can light on the back of the console???? What is the repair for this issue?

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Ok i have good news and bad news. The good news is you don't have to send it to sony for 150 bucks, you can fixs it and i will tell you. Ok it could take a few times but all you have to do is hold the turn on button hold it for a few secs remember it will take a few times but it works.Now the bad news it will come up with a few options do restore system, now you will lose all your saves and you will have to sign up for ps3 network again (if you had it) bu i does save you a 150 bucks right. Well i hope this helps it did for me.

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