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My PS3 was playing great the other night (playing Modern Warfare) and out of nowhere it turned off on me with the red light blinking. I tried to turn it on and the red light went solid like it normally would have then I tried again and it went to greed for just a second and the green turned to a yellow then to the blinking red again. The PS3 is three years old and this is the first problem I've had with it, please help me and hopefuly I don't have to buy a new one.

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It sounds like you have the dreaded Ylod its a common issue, Try resetting the system which works once in every systems,

If that does not work then you will most likely need to replace the Power supply, if your uncomfortable opening it,

Look on craigslist to see if there are any local repair shops in your area, that is uaually a 60 dollar fix on average but depends where you live.

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