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Ps3 restarts itself (when it does work nothing on screen)

My ps3 turns yellow than red when i turn it on (when it restarts itself) but when it does turn on nothing appears on my tv screen(my tv works fine and weve had the ps3 since dec 07 ad the same tv and the problem started about a month ago). can some1 help me

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Sounds like your ps3 has overheated. ask a good electronic repair shop to change the thermal compound between the cpu/gpu and the heat sync. let them know the gpu and cpu may need to be reflowed.

Tip: Keep your PS3 flat do not store standing on it side this will help prevent the thermal compund from moving as much

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