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3 red lights

I have performed a "fix" I sent for on-line that had me attach pieces of eraser to memory chips. no good. It was suggested to wrap the unit in towels to heat the unit, then let it cool down. no good. What exactly are the 3 red lights indicating? If this is a temp problem, will something reset if I cool the unit down?The unit has set for hours off and I think would be "cool" after that period but the lights are there immediatly upon power up?

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You more than like leely need a re-flow of the board as the cpu chip is not making contact

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Re: 3 red lights

this explains the codes

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