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I tryed to to turn the playtion on and it turns right back off with a double beep and the red light flashes, what cld be the problem/

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I think this would be the Yellow Light Of Death problem. When it beeps is the light yellow then after PS3 turns off Yellow light will turn red and flash. I haven't seen this happen myself as yet but lots of other people are having this problem. Caused by your machine getting too hot. You can google YLOD and you will find thousands of comments on this problem. They say you can fix it yourself if you are good with tools or else you need to send it to one of the many places that can repair it for you.

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