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Blinking red light on the ps3

What options do i have? who fixes this problem? can i fix it myself?
i have two broken ps3, can i switch around the parts? i actually already opened both systems, so i cant send to sony right? please help with all the information you know....

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  • nicholas_god May 11, 2009

    standby push start green light fan starts orange light three beeps flashing red light problem occured whilst playing cod5 game still stuck help i dont want a new machine ive had my 60gig since launch day and i lose everything on it oh and i dont want to pay the thieving bastards at sony £140 for a secondhand replacement

  • nicholas_god May 11, 2009

    SONY

  • gillianline May 16, 2009

    i have the same problem cod5 stuck in ps3 60g sony want 145 n will bring new machine cost 145 silly money

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Ok, that blinking red light is a power supply malfunction. you could swap the good power supply with another from the spare systems you have there or, you could send to Sony for complete repair. the do it yourself is risky but cheaper.

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You will get back to gaming with either option

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