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I turn on my ps3 and the green light comes on for a short time and the it beeps three times shuts off and the green light turns red and starts to flash. If I push the power button again the red light stops flashing and is just a solid red if I touch the power buttom again its just more of the same. It is a fat ps3 40gb

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