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Ps3 shutdown i got a japanesee ps3 which i used my stepdown bought in maplin, however the ps3 did power up & was working then suddenly it turned off & never to power up again.what has happened?

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  • genrlj1596 Aug 13, 2008

    same exact issue ...turns on then flashing red.....then solid red light



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My ps3 shuts down as soon as i turn it on.
The light turns green then yellow, then red, and then it starts flashing red.
Does anyone know how to fix this frustrating problem?

Posted on Aug 09, 2008


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