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The red light of death

I have had my ps3 for 2 years now. Yesterday i was playing madden and it randomly shut off and when i went to turn it back went from a red light to green light then yellow and then finally blinking red. I have read that you can clean out your ps3 but i do not know how to take it apart to clean it. If anyone has any suggestions then that would be great!

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  • r11osborn Nov 14, 2009

    thanks ill try that and see what happens

  • r11osborn Nov 14, 2009

    wat do i look up on youtube to find these videos?

  • r11osborn Nov 14, 2009

    wat do i look up on youtube to find these videos?


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It's an internal component failure much like the rrod, unlike the rrod it's not a generalized failure. It means your CPU or your GPU in the unit has come disconnected from the motherboard and needs to be reconnected either by reapplying thermal compound or the solder. There are videos on youtube that show you how to do this step by step and what you need. Here's the link:

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

    ALBERT GARCIA Nov 14, 2009

    to look it up on YOU TUBE ,just write PS3 YLOD , thanks again AJ


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