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When i switch on my ps3 its turns yellow,then red and starts blinking,any help?

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Hello chris have you tried to reset it, press and hold the standby button on the front of the ps3 you hear 1 bleep then 2 short bleeps after the short bleeps release the button it should reset hope it works

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Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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