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Bar light turns from green to yellow to blinking red

Hello , As I turn on my ps3 consol the bar light turns from Green to yellow to blinking red in a matter of seconds and then turns off again. Have no idea what is wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • vmb418 Jan 28, 2009

    ps3 turns off by its self and the green light starts to flash red

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    i turned my ps3 on then it turned yellow then red after 3 seconds

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This is similar to the red blinking lights on the xbox360...it seems your cell processor has overheated resulting in a cold solder joint or worse bridged solder involving the BGA array...I have had some sucess in fixing these albeit limited. sony charges 150 plus state tax and sends you a refurbished unit.

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