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Wont turn on and red wont stop flashing

My ps3 is on but when i press the on button it turns on for 3 seconds (flashes yellow) then beeps , then turns off and the red is flashing . whats the matter with it

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Its overheated

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Does the red light turn yellow at anytime soon?
If so it's a classical case of YLOD (Yellow Light of Death, you can find it all over the internet).

Best thing you can do is contact your Sony PlayStation support department for your country.
The number should be listed in the manuals that came with the unit.

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  • Green Light Flashes
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