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PS3 turns on for about 2-3 seconds then blinks red and shuts off

It blimks yellow quick before the red but then it just shuts off> i have no idea what to do and not much money to getr it fixed! please help me!

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Go to Ebay and search for "Playstation 3 yellow light fix" and there is a dealer that has a do it yourself fix for the yellow light problem. $15 Have heard of this but have not see it yet. Good luck!

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You have to Resolder the bga´s under the RSX and Cell Processors, need to use solder flux ,and a hot air smd resolder station...once I purchased a Ps3 board from canada with this problem...I fix it..bga crack cause YLOD ...need to change the white termic paste, and put artic silver to prevent this kind of problem...Do it yourself !!! it´s not easy...but not impossible...

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