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Red light flashing when i try to start it goes green then yellow then red

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This is called the yellow light of death, while it is fixable I would not suggest this as a DIY. It requires pulling the entire system apart down to the MotherBoard. There are 3 things you could do. DIY, Send in for repair, or buy a new system. If you should like to try it yourself you can find a repair guide here (http://www.ps3repaired.com). good luck

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Here is someone on eBay that does it also.
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