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I cant start up my console

When i turn on my ps3 console the power light comes on when i hit the power button for the console to come on it turns green then immediately back to red and the console beeps and turns itself off and
leaves the red light flashing, the light initially goes green and then yellow then back to flashing red

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Same problem gonna fix tonight let u know how it goes

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Your system has overheated. The thermal compound has heated and moved away from the CPU/GPU and the heat sync keep the heat from being dissipated via the heat sync. Eventually you will get the YLOD which is the equivalent of the Xbox 360 RROD. This is due to heat sysnc problems. Your CPU and GPU will more than likely need to be reflowed. I got the YLOD on my PS3 around the first of March 09. I also fixed my PS3 in about an hour. I have had no problems since. You can slow the YLOD but i dont believe it can be stopped. It seems it will eventually happen to all PS3's. One tip do not stand the PS3 on its side keep flat. This will help keep the thermal compound from moving as much when it heats up. Also i run a home based computer repair business in southern California. Feel free to email me at dwdpcrepair@gmail.com.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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