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I was just playing a game on my ps3 and it shut down, so i tried to start it back up. it turned on then seconds later it went yellow then to a flashing red light with the three beeping. the fan kicked in right before all of this and then nothing. i know this has been asked before but i would rather try to fix this myself if i can.

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You could try do it yourself and all you need to do is take out the hard-drive and clean it a lot no liquids GOOD LUCK.

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Same **** happened with my PS3. So I returned it, and got the newer version of it. I went home and plugged it in: The fan came on along with a green light. BUT THEN..... 5 seconds into it, the damn thing shuts down and flashes red along with the three beeps. Not to mention the yellowish orange light. Even the brand new version did the same ****. I am in your same position and I would love to hear a way to fix this. Pretty weak.

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