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I turn on my ps3 it turns off straight away and the red light flashes and its not overheated....????

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  • djmillsy May 31, 2010

    thanks,, i tried that ,,,,,it dont stay on long enough to to hold down power button for 5 seconds,it trys to turn on and turns straight off then the red light flashes...??? help ...haha...???

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1 - Turn on TV and set input to port being used.
2 - Make sure PS3 is connected via correct cable.
3 - Power on PS3 via power button and HOLD IT for 5 seconds (release after the second beep). It should automatically configure your PS3 to the TV's native resolution for all settings.

If that doesn't work then that means either the power supply is bad or the mainboard is bad.

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it sounds like you have a short in the system. take it to a repair plase. don't try to service it your self it will disable it self if you take off the cover.

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