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Ps3 shutdown? Playing online, PS3 just shuts down.. Tried to turn it back on... Red light flashing touch PS3 light goes to solid RED, touch the turn on spot again light goes to green, then Yellowish green then shuts back down.............

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Hi..Seems like your Power Supply went dead or either a faulty button.. Since those are touch pads those sometimes wear out. Another issue could be due to overheating..

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The chip set in your play station is damaged.

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Try to visually inspect some deformed capacitors in the power supply. then replaced it. usually its bloated capacitors. be sure to changed it with the same value. good luck!

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