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Ps3 light on but freezes

My ps3 turns on and the fans run for a second and then nothing. Once in awhile I get the music and the wavy line then it freezes. Please help me!!!! I have limited income so I know I cannot afford sony's price. I would like to know what I can do or if you can help me!!! My email: dragonlovers@charter.net

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Tha fan might b bad...mine turns on nd tha fan kicks in 4 only a few secondz then everything freezes nd it shuts down.....lemme kno if u find a place 2 get a replacement fan..thanx

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Hey ok wait a sec so nothing is displayed on the screen?
Does it power off or down?
Ok it sounds like a simple setting error..
Turn system off then on and let the red light show up.
Then push the power button down for 5 sec and/or wait until it beeps.. it will reset itself and turn back on.. still nothing? do it up to 10 times and let me know if this is not the issue thanks!!

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

  • mathew eaton Jul 01, 2008

    Hey miabllrs i have fans for 30$ plus shipping let me know if you need one!

  • mathew eaton Jul 01, 2008

    Hey miabllrs i have fans for 30$ plus shipping let me know if you need one!

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