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My ps3 has blinking red light problem then turn yellow then will shut off by itself

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Hi, this is a overheating issue that will eventually, destroy the power unit in time. i recommend purchasing a cooling mechanism asap.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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    Michael Masters Jun 23, 2009

    If the unit will not power up anymore, it is possible that this overheating issue has fried the power board. if it is still playable, purchase that cooling mech asap

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