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The PS3 randomly switched itself during FIFA10, then flashed a red light. I have had this happen before and thought it would be the YLOD as before. However it turned back on, the XMB loaded, then after about 15 secs it started "lagging" gradually become slower and slower til it turned itswelf off. Again and again. It seems to be a fan problem as I put my ear near the PS3 and noticed as the fan slows, the PS3 slows and when the fan goes off, the PS3 goes off. I rang Sony, they wanted 150 for a replacement lol. I told them to go **** themselves as it was already a replacement they had sent me before for free though. But still.

Anyways, I decided to sell it on ebay, to fund a new slim PS3. Which is much more stable, uses less energy and has a 66% supirior ventilation system and is alot quieter with a bigger HDD. Cool

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Before you sell or send it in either try formatting the hdd to fix any bad sectors in your system, and get yourself a can of CO2 pc internal spray that stuff is high powered and used to clean inside systems so it will take all the dust away from the fan to stop it from clogging up

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Its called "yellow light of death". Here is a link to my step-by-step instructions on how to fix it.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t8396931-ps3_turns_ok_but_turns_itself_off_after

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1) with the USB cable plugged into the controller, power down the ps3 and turn the on/off switch in the back to "off".
2) hold your thumb down on the front button (where you normally can turn it on) while turning the switch on the back to "on" again. keep your thumb or finger on the front switch.
3) You will hear the normal "beep" that you usually hear when the PS3 boots up, but after a few seconds later, you will hear a secondary beep. Remove your thumb or finger after this second beep and the PS3 will reset itself after a few seconds. I have a projector connected to it, so I had to set the display screen back to HDMI afterwards, but when I disconnected the USB cable the controller worked wirelessly again. The customer service rep said that this allowed the controller to pair with the PS3 again. Note: You probably do not have to have the controller plugged into the USB cable at all while doing this. I just happened to have it plugged in. Hope this helps.

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When the light flashes red and you ALSO see the green light on too this indicates that the system is getting hot and you need to switch off and let it cool down.

if you switch on get the beeps see yellow light briefly then flashing red only this indicates failure.

The system has shut itself off to stop further damage ..... supposedly caused by getting hot .. maybe fan failed .... only thing that can be done is to contact Sony for repair or replacement.

I know this post is old but thought the info could help others ...... I hope you returned your PS3.

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