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Comes on beeps twice yellow light comes on and then shuts off?

When i turn on my ps3 it beeps twice and then a yellow light comes on and then shuts off.

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    after it shuts off does the light start blinking red

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Hi my name is Juan and I have an answer for you your playstation is dead no matter how many times you try to turn it on it would not come on at all is similar to the xbox360 ring of dead but 75% of ps3's can be fixed with a special system the VGA needs to be re balling this means lifting the VGA out of the motherboard and then fix the broken connections under it and then install the VGA back it is a complicated task but with the right tools t gets little easier I do this type of job I am a trusted ebay power seller so you know who you are dealing with my ebay user name is flacooo1 and charge $70dls but only if I can fix it if it does not work no charge are you interested??

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