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My system turned off mid-game and the light flashed colours

My system turned off mid-game, I turned it off and when I turned it on it flashed from green to blue to an orange/yellow and then to a flashing red. I've had it for 3 and a half years and the vents are in an open space and ive dusted them but still the same problem.

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This is the red light problem the problem is internal overheating nothing you have done. To fix it you can use a good video guide or you can send it in to be fixed.

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