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When I turn on my ps3 it smokes. What should I do?

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If your system is smoking when you turn it on, you should not turn it on any more and take it to a qualified repair technician. The reason I am suggesting this is because it could cause a fire or cause you to be electrocuted. It sounds as if you have something that has short circuited on the inside and I would rather you be safe, then to risk you or your family being hurt. I would completely unplug the game system from the outlet until you can get a technician to look at it. I wish you all the best and hope that you stay safe. If you need further assistance, please feel free to ask.

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Posted on May 15, 2010


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