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I have a ps3 and I'm trying to get it to start and turn on, but it keeps shutting off after i hit the power button. The red light goes quickly yellow than to green and than dies. What seems to be the solution?

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This is simply a manufacturer defect, as many of these high priced consoles are having.

Contact the company, you should find all the contact information inside the box or on the box your PS3 came in... let them know that your machine is dying quickly and how the lights change, they will send you a box in which you can return your PS3 and have them repair it and send it back to you free of charge and working prefectly :) Although it takes some time for them to get it back to you, it's worth the wait when your PS3 is running without any problems.

Hope this helps :)

Posted on May 17, 2008

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