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My ps3 froze during a game and now when i try to turn it on it turns green then after a few seconds it goes yellow and then starts blinking red. Whyvdoes it do this?

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Do the master reset on the the back of the unit

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It does that because it has a hardware malfunction its known as the yellow or red light of death and as you can probably tell by the name its not good you wont be able to fix it yourself without further diagnostic testing but there are quick fix options on Google ive tried one method b4 it involves dismantling the console and reheating the cpu and gpu as this can be the cause but it is tricky hope that answered your question

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