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Hi my name is Michael my ps3 is'nt working when i turn it on it will stay on for a few seconds then shutdown what could this be?

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Hello Michael, your PS3 has serious issues, when this happen, the main board is highly suspected. A replacement of the power supply board is also needed, there is no user serviceable parts inside pS3. View this link to get an idea. Find first a replacement power supply, test, if it works, then good, if not a replacement motherboard is in order.

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Try Accessing the Ps3 Recovery Menu
Turn off Ps3
Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again
Once the system has been shutdown, re-press your finger until you hear 2 consecutive (quick) beeps
When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button
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Now I was not sure which one to choose. I clicked restart system and that did NOT work so I clicked restore ps3 and lost everything but it DEFINITELY WORKED!!

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