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20 g japanese ps3, its turning itself off during startup and red light is flashing.

I have a japanese 20g ps3, it was working fine, has plenty os space around it, has been off all day. When i powered it up tonight, it started to come up and then it shut itself off and the red light started flashing. what is this from?

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This could be down to the need of more power from your plug as when i use my power convertor it needs to be on high rather then low otherwise teh console doesnt power up

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Be sure that there is plenty of room around the unit. ie; not directly under or over another piece of electronic equipment, it needs room to breathe!

There are numerous suppliers of "intercoolers" and fan systems to help cool the unit available for around $20.00.

If you have a small fan, you may want to try it on the unit to be sure that this is indeed the problem!

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