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The console turns on briefly then yellow light comes on then flashing red

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Tjhe consol has overheated at one point and will ned to be rebuilt what I mean by rebuilt the heat sych and repack the heatsync with thermal greese that is if the GPU and cpu did not suffer any damage. The cost for this service is around $100-$150.

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Your console needs to be sent of for repair it has overheated and has been damaged internally

this is quite rare but only happens with the first generation ps3's

good luck

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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