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When my PS3 is turned on from standby mode, it beeps once, the green light comes on for approximately one second, then the system shuts down and will not turn back on, unless you unplug it for several minutes....then it repeats the process.

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I had the same problem a few months ago. Unfortunately, this is a sign of wear and tear and as a result your PS3 motherboard is overheating. Signs of this include loud fan noise and large amounts of heat being dissipated from the venting holes. If this is the case you need to consult Sony or a qualified technician to repair the delicate hardware.

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