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My ps3 recently got the yld and i looked up how to fix it myself. i took it apart cleaned it of all dust and applied the new thermal compound and everything else that your supposed to do. After i put it all back together i turned it on and when i hit the on switch in the front the light turns green yellow green again and then finally starts blinking red and thats it. The fan starts to run but by the time the light is blinking red it stops.I read somewhere that taking out the hard drive a couple times should fix it but for me it didn't work so someone please explain to me whats wrong and how to fix it

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Almost 90% of ps3 can be fixed by new thermal Compound but you may need a new power cord either way id just send it to sony but im glad u tried i failed too trying to fix mine

Good Luck and Happy Gaming-Koscoe

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