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I have had my playstation 3 for almost a year and a half. Out of Warranty. It has worked great until just last week. Now when I turn it on, It turns on for a second, seems like it is trying to boot up, then the Yellow Light flashes red and it shuts down with two beeps.

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  • grimmer2 May 13, 2009

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There isn't much you can do but go ahead and google rescuetechla and look for my blog. you can try a few of the solutions. Most of the time it's a cpu / gpu problem that I don't recommend the average user try to fix themselves.

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