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I was playin and the ps3 randomly shut off on me. Now that i try to turn it on it'll go for a couple of seconds and go back off to a blinking red light. Has anyone else had this problem?

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I havn't had this problem but this is unfortunately overheating. If under warranty, contact sony and request a local repair centre and they should help. If out of warranty you will need to try and find someone local who knows what they are doing. Be careful though there are some cowboys out there.

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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.

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