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Green light to yellow in 1 sec then blinking red light

Ok so I read others and i tried cleaning the PS3 from any dust that it can collect, I cooled it down. and it was never droped. I was playing a game Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare and it freezes, not even PS button works, so I tried restarting and it wouldnt go. The green light went to yellow then blinking red. Any idea? this is the 80GB PS3 with built in Memory cards reader (SD, Micro, Pro) With 4 USB slots. Should I worry or is it easily fixable? It still turns on then back off but right now I left it unplugged. Should I get it replace?

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Hrm, is it well ventilated? Is it in an enclosed space? Try putting it out in the open so all the vents can properly breath. If that still fails to work you may have to get it serviced. You can contact sony at:

http://www.uk.playstation.com/Support/PS3
or
http://www.us.playstation.com/help-support/PS3

Hope this helps. Also be sure to rate if it did or not.

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