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My ps3 won't turn on. I try to press the power button and it turns on for 2 seconds, followed by a yellow light where it's normally green and then beeps 3 times before flashing a red light.

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Hi pinstripes61,

Sadly it sounds like your system is overheating and shutting down as a precaution. Make sure your system is getting as much ventilation as possible. If your system has been getting enough ventilation it would indicate that something is causing the cooling system of the console to malfunction. It's probably saveable but i would suggest you stop using it and contacting tech support immediately.

Sorry for the inconvinience,
Luchen

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

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