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My ps3 turned off while i was in the middle of a game and when i turn it back on agian the red light flashes. It works when i switch it on but only for a few minutes and switches itself back off again.

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The red blinking light is typically the result of a heating issue but can also be caused by both a malfunctioning hard drive or a lose connection. The big problem with this is the $150 price tag that Sony charges to fix the issue. Below is a link with a more detailed description of the issue.

http://www.articlesbase.com/electronics-articles/dealing-with-a-ps3-blinking-red-light-1678489.html

I hope the info listed above has helped in some way.
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