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My playstation turns on then turns off and a red light just flashes

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There is a possibility that your PS3 is going BAD. If it's still under warranty I would suggest call Sony and have them replace it.If it's under under warranty try taking the HDD off the PS3 (follow the manual). Once it's out, turn on the PS3 and if it's turn on and shows you the dashboard, then your HDD is bad. If not then it's your PS3 system. There are still fix for this but you need to take this to your local PS3 technican.

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