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Had PS3 for years. no problems. then all of a sudden game froze. reset it. now... system will turn on.. then freeze and turn off... it will beep 3 times and the red light will just blink... any ideas?????

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive
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