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PS3 Green then Yellow flash then blinking red

I was playing GTA4 offline for 10 minutes when the playstation beeped then the green light flashed yellow then went to blinking red. The playstation troubleshooting guide says that this means i have overheated my ps3. Even though i knew it wasnt the problem i let it cool down for an hour untill it was dead cold and tried again. It flashed yellow and then went into the dreaded flashing red which can be stopped by tapping the power button once to get back to solid red. whenever i try to start it again the cycle continues. I was wondering if you knew any home remedies for this problem i know it is a very Terminal and common problem. ( ive only had my ps3 back for about a month since i had to send it away earlier because it had the fatal error of not reading any discs. ) I dont want to send it back again and have to pay more money. Thx -Ballzaak I was playing Sacred2 and at around lvl.14 my PS3 freezed and reset to off, so i turned it back on and tried it again, got into the game and it did it again, so i tried NHL09 played for about 2hrs. no problem, put Sacred2 back in and it happened again, so i turned the PS3 off at the back and tried it again today but now i get a flash of green then yellow then blinking red. I tried taking the HD out but same result, it just won't start up, i've had mine since the first release 60Ghd so it's been a while, lasted a lot longer than the 3 XBox360's i went through in 2yrs. oh well time to get out the plastic and go buy another PS3 i guess.

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Or you can try to get your money back if you hve a receit i say give it bak and get you a new one. or see if you can find one ebay or game stores

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