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At first my ps 3 wouldn't read discs/games, but I could still play music and movies on a usb stick. Now I turn it on and after abut 4 seconds it turns itself off. Does anyone know whats going on or how to fix it? thanks

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If you have a warranty send it back, it only takes 5 days to repair. try keeping it in a well ventilated area next time to prevent this.

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In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

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1. Turn off Playstation 3.
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