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What dose it mean whe your playstation 3 come on the blinks blue then turns to yellow then starts blinking red and dont stop till u cut it off

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This issue is is caused by the video processor burning out, Similar to the E74 on the Xbox 360. Only thing you can do for this is send it to Sony for repair, or buy a new one unfortunantly.

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