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System will not turn on

Whenever I try to turn on the system, the red indicator light turns green, then yellow, then flashes red.

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Hello,
There's a switch in the back, the only benefit of using the power button is that it can be turned back on with the controller. Don't use the switch when your game is saving or anything is downloading because you could corrupt the saved game/download (I don't think it'll let you turn it off from the front button when it's writing to the hard drive- the switch in the back actually cuts off the power.)
Good luck...

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