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PS3 Blinking Red Light

I am having the same blinking red light issue from overheating. I live in America. How can I get the warranty servie and repair through your company. It is the very first PS3 model and Sony no longer has it under warranty.

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Actually, the yellow light is for overheating. this is a power unit failure issue here. you will need to contact Sony for this repair. The Power unit will need to be replaced.

To prevent overheating, a mini cooler aftermarket device is recommended.

As for the warranty service. we do not offer any services of that nature. You will need to contact Sony for the warranty extensions and service.

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Step 1: Check Your Console
One of the biggest causes of the blinking red light problem is placing the console with the fan vents sitting against the floor or up against a wall where air cannot flow freely in and out of the console.
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The next step you can do to fix red light of death is to see if you still have a valid warranty for your gaming console. If you do, then you can contact Sony and mail it in for a fix. Note that this will take at least 6 weeks before you can expect your ps3 back and chances are high you will receive a refurbished unit rather than the one you originally sent in. Also note that Sony will delete the memory from your unit so you will lose everything saved in the console.
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