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Green, yellow & red light. blinking light. does not turn on.

The ps3 does not turn on. if turned off from the swich located on the back and then on, the red light blinks. if the on button is held, the light will turn green then yellow and finally red and will blink

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Sorry to give you the bad news but their is nothing you can do for it... Need to call sony and have them fix it.. if you ps3 is older then a year .. you will pay about $100 .. but i would tell them its not that old and you want them to fix it for free.. it worked for me... oo and all your data .. its lost .. lost forever... sorry

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