A friend of mine gave me his defective BC 80gb ps3 because he picked up a slim. The first thing I do is plug it in, flip the switch on the back, and it immediately turns on (green light) without me having to touch the touch sensitive button then flashes green with a beep and finally beeps one more time (light is still green) hangs for about 1 second then turns off to standby mode. When I try to turn it on via the power button or eject it does not respond. However when I unplug the power cable and plug it back in the same thing happens with the 1 green flash and 3 long beeps before shutting down again.
Any idea as to what it may be? I have repaired ps3 consoles before but have never came across this type of error.
The hard drive can be ruled out as the culprit as it was the first thing I swapped after the error.