Originally Posted by wesinflater
when the power cable is plugged there is the red light(normal) but when i torn on the ps3 it is only green for aprox 2 seconds. the fan spins but only for 2 seconds and the ribbon cable is fine nothing wrong with it
you must have the famous 25xx syndrom, ps3 shut down without any light at all, pressing the power button brings the standby led back to life.
also you forgot to mention if the ps3 was downgraded, and you could have tried to boot up the ps3 without the hdd.