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Red light flashing/won't turn on

Woke up turned on main switch in the back of PS3 and the flashing red light started today 5/14/09

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  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    when I turn it on there is a green light and flashes yellow then turns red and goes off

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    same problem. have it all apart. gonna replace thermal grease. tried replacing the power supply like a few said. didnt work. I will post about redoing grease. was a little dry. hope i didnt fry anything from the heat.

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You are right about replacing the thermal compound between the cpu/gpu and heat sync. the gpu and cpu may need to be refolowed also. another tip is dont over tighten the screws. Tip: keep your ps3 flat do not keep it standing. when it is standing and heats up the thermal compound can start to move away from the heat sync. Keeping it flat will help extend the life PS3 at least from the overheating issue.

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i took out the hard disk and booted it up again turned it off and put the hard disk back in. ive been playing ever since and it seems to be working fine. just thought that id give u guys a heads up, to help anyone else out there with the same problem. Hey, today a woke up to a red flashing light on my ps3. I wondered wut it meant, searched it on google and found some pretty bad news. DEAD. after about 1/2 an hour of trying to turn it on i search a fix on google, but came up empty handed.

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