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My playstation turns off by itself after three second how do i fix this problem

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    Alex Edoh May 29, 2011

    Does it show any different color of light? Maybe a yellow or amber light.


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Take out your HDD and turn the PS3 on. If you get a screen that says no HDD is found it's a good indicator your HDD had gotten corrupted somehow... You'll need to do a FULL format either through your pc or a friends PS3. (But I think your friends would end up losing info when he put his HDD back in right?) Also consider contacting Sony.

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