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The PS3 system powers on for a few seconds, will go through the normal process and get to the main screen. After roughly 10 seconds it beeps three times and powers off, with the red light on the front blinking. Touch the power button again and it goes into normal standby without the light blinking, touch it again to power it on and then it goes to the 'Did Not Power Down Properly' screen and eventually into the main screen to start the process again.

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I had the same problem and it was fixed hwen i took apart the playstation and cleaned it there was some dust inside and i guess that fixed the problem for me good luck!

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