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When my son goes to turn on his p3 the light turns red and it beeps, nothing else happens

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My ps3 started doing that two, so i called the ps3 support team and they said that i need to send in my ps3 for a repair that will take anywere frome one to two weeks before they could send it back. i got a call from them 3 days after i sent it and they said that they fixed the proplem and they are sending my ps3 back in the mail... i was shocked at how short a time it took them to fix it wich makes me think that this is a known proplem in the consel and is trying to cover it up.
so i would just call the support team and ask them to trouble shoot and see if it needs to be sent into there office good luck +D

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The PS3 is turning itself off. make sure there is not a disc jammed in the system this will make the unit shut off when trying to start it up. Or you have a hardware falure and need to send the system into sony's refurbish program. $150.00 and your PS3 and they send you another one to replace it.
Good luck

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