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Playstation 3 power on issue

When I try to turn on my playstation it tries to start up and then it just shuts down. what could be causing this?
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  • H king May 05, 2008

    When i turn the game on it boots up and a yellow light in the front flickers on and off and in the middle of my game play the console shuts off. I've plugged the wires out and placed them back in and even stretched the wires and the game still turns off.

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I have A Problem like that..
When i turn My ps3 on
It Shows a Blue screen
Then My Console doesnt Respond anymore.,.
So it says ( When the Screen Does Show ) That i have to format My Console
It starts to make strange sounds to when i Hit the power button On my ps3 ...

Ps3 Sucksss !!!

Posted on May 05, 2008

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