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My ps3 wont turn on

I turn on the power switch in the back (red Light comes on solid).
When i hit the power button i can hear the fans start up for 1 second then the light blinks yellow the system beeps three times and the system shuts down leaving the light blinking red. i have a game in it that i cant eject because it wont stay running long enough. can i change the cable, or do i have to deliver it for service?

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Hi There,

Your Processor needs reflowing (re soldering on the board) as the system over heated, it caused stress on the solder joints underneath.

Sony charge £150 and give a month warranty to repair it.

We charge £60.00 and give a 6 month warranty.

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HI, the power supply is unstable or weak. you will need to replace this failing power supply soon. it is damaged.

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You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

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