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Old 04-09-2011, 12:13 AM
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When I attempt to turn on the PS3, I flip the switch on the back, and a red light shows on the power indicator. I then press the power button on the front, the light turns, green and the machine powers on.

But after one second, there are 3 fast beeps and the machine turns off. Now the power indicator flashes red. The troubleshooter in the manual thinks it is an overheating issue, but I experience the same issue even after letting it sit for 24 hours.

Does anyone know what's wrong?

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Old 04-09-2011, 04:43 AM
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It is a general warning condition that is usually a worn out chip solder or a bad power supply. Usually the console is dead. I just had this happen to me a week or so ago. I tried lots of tricks but nothing worked. Had to tear it all apart just to get my disk out. Bought a slim, lost data, moved on. Sucks mucho.......
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:28 PM
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It is a general warning condition that is usually a worn out chip solder or a bad power supply. Usually the console is dead. I just had this happen to me a week or so ago. I tried lots of tricks but nothing worked. Had to tear it all apart just to get my disk out. Bought a slim, lost data, moved on. Sucks mucho.......
If an Xbox dies you can transfer the data over. +1 Xbox
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If an Xbox dies you can transfer the data over. +1 Xbox
Can this be done with a new PS3? Do you think I can fix this issue without buying a new one?
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