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Video:Quick Tip: How to Turn on a PS3

with Nick Richards

You can't use your PlayStation 3 if you don't know how to turn it on! This video from About.com will teach you how to activate a PS3 console.See Transcript

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Transcript:Quick Tip: How to Turn on a PS3

Hi, I'm Nick and today for About.com, I'm going to teach you how to turn on a PlayStation 3.

Make Sure PS3 Has Power

There are several ways to turn on your PS3. First of all, if you have an old, 'fat' model, make sure the main power switch is flipped into the 'On' position. A red light will signal that your PlayStation is on standby.

Pressing the Power Button

To switch on the console, simply press the power button. On the PlayStation slim model, the button is depressible, whereas on the fat models, the button is touch sensitive.

Using Wireless Controllers to Turn On PS3

It's also worth noting that you can use your wireless controllers to switch on the machine. Simply press the PlayStation button in the middle of the controller to turn on the machine. This method makes the most sense, as you need to turn on the controllers anyway. This also works with Move controllers!

Now you know how to turn on your PS3. For more PlayStation tips and tricks, be sure to visit gadgets.About.com.

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