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Playstation 3 at power on, light becomes white then blinks red

While playing, PS3 shut down by itself. Trying to power on after, power light becomes white for a second then starts to blink red.It continues to blink until I touch the power button then stays red, no blinking. When I try to power on again, same patern again.
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  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    When I touch to turn on, it too turns white etc.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    my ps3 blinks red and when i turn it on it just shuts off again. why?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    It turns on for a couple of seconds then shuts off with the red light blinking.

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Probably and overheating problem. Here's what I suggest:

Try using some compressed air and cleaning the vents out below. If that doesn't work then you'll have to remove and replace the thermal compound on the GPU and CPU.

You might also consider a System Restore if you can do it before it shuts off.

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