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Ps3 problem, ps3 doesnt turn on (stays in red light flashing)

When I turn on the console from the main switch, it just turn red light as normal then in less than a half second it makes a vip, and it star flashing the red light and you cant turn on the console, stays like that all the time, what can I do to repare my ps3??? or what is the problem with my ps3??. I just buy a 250gb hd memory thinking that the 60gb memory was corupted or damage.

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    The PS3 will not stay on more than a second. The blinking red light becomes green, then switches back to red. We have a BluRay movie stuck in there, so we're quite concerned. We left it alone all night hoping it was a temperature problem, but it didn't work.

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Its Died go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U70SgRDVcBo&feature=PlayList&p=7671174E22A52E35&index=0&playnext=1 to fix it or Pay Sony to do it or just use it as a Doorstop

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Unfortunatley if there is a yellow light when it powers down you have the yellow light of death (ylod). I just fixed mine using a youtube video but would not recommend it for everyone. your best bet is to mail it in to sony for a refurbished on for $149.

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More than likely your system has overheated. The thermal compound has heated and moved away from the CPU/GPU and the heat sync keep the heat from being dissipated via the heat sync. Eventually you will get the YLOD which is the equivalent of the Xbox 360 RROD. This is due to heat sysnc problems. Your CPU and GPU will more than likely need to be reflowed. I got the YLOD on my PS3 around the first of March 09. I also fixed my PS3 in about an hour. I have had no problems since. You can slow the YLOD but i dont believe it can be stopped. It seems it will eventually happen to all PS3's. One tip do not stand the PS3 on its side keep flat. This will help keep the thermal compound from moving as much when it heats up. Also i run a home based computer repair business in southern California. Feel free to email me at dwdpcrepair@gmail.com.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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