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Ps3 turns itself off with flashing red light

Turn it back on and after a few minuites turns off again with flashing red light, i upgraded to to latest firmware before this working fine, just over 1 year old, i was considering doing a system restore if it stays on long enougth to make this.

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Hi My name is Juan and I have one solution for you for now don't do anything even if it stay on for few minutes or you could loose all of your data in your hard drive you have heard about the xbox360 red ring of dead well this is exactly what is happening to your ps3 for now is dead but it can be fix by reflow the VGA chip it is very important to do this with an equipment that is controlled by computer and I do this type of work I am an ebay trusted power seller so don't worry let me know if you want to send your motherboard in to fix it or buy another motherboard I do sell motherboards also
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