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Everytime I try to turn my ps3 on, it beeps three times and then the red light will flash

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Most likely it is a hard drive problem. I suggest calling sony and having them repair it, but if you want to try some things that might help you can try to take the harddrive out and start it then put the drive back in and if you can format the drive and it might help. I know how much of a hassle it is to send it in but thats the best way and for the cost it wouldnt be worth it to mess with it and void the warranty so you cant even have them fix it. I hope this helped some and hopfully you get it working.

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