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When I turn on my PS3 the fan goes on loud for 7 seconds while the system is blinking red. And nothing shows up on the screen. How can I fix this?

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Does it show a yellow light anytime during you turning it on? If so you have whats called yellow light of death and will need to take the console apart with a Phillips head screw driver and refloe the CPU and gpu with a hot air gun(pretty cheap on eBay) and you'll need some thermal compound paste. If you have just a red light and nothing else you have a bad power supply Which is internal also.

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