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When I power on my system before the menu screen comes on, a red screen comes up and says a serious problem has occured and I can't access anything

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This is a algorithm problem. Unfortunately there is absolutely nothing you can do to resolve this issue but contact Sony. The good news is that I have read about people who claim that Sony replace there console even though it was out of warranty. I cant say if this is true or not but its definitely worth a shot.

I hope the info listed above has helped in some way.
If possible please rate this solution.

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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