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I was playing a game and it just shut off. It went to a red light on the left side. If I try to turn it on, the left light goes green, then yellow and right back to red and never engages.

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If it continues to blink a red light when it turns off, this is known as the yellow light of death (ironic i know). This is caused by the unit overheating causing the solder on the board to melt and bridge(connect). Once this happens it shorts out the board causing the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

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