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MY PS3 wont stay on and theres a blinking red light

I was using it and then turned it off to watch tv, then turned it back on and it came on, and then flashed yellow and then blinked red. anyone i can contact at sony that could help me, because i dont want to lose any of my save data, ive got months and months of stuff.

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The yellow light usually indicated that the GPS has failed. The only way to fix this is to send it in to Sony. it will cost you $149 for shipping and fixing it. Thats if it isnt under warranty. Just as a note you can take the HDD out and put a blank one in there if you are worried about loosing your saves and stuff if you have to turn it in.

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The other post failed to mention one thing. In my case it goes from green to yellow to blinking red all within 5 seconds and won't even eject the game I have in there. But yes send it in and hopefully you have better luck with your system than I did with mine.

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