The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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red light flashing after refill thermal paste

i have fixed my ps3 having had a ylod when i switched it back on it goes from a green light to a red flashing light the yellow light is gone.What could be the problem has anyone had the same problem. What did i do wrong.

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This suggests a temperature issue. recheck that you have assembled the system correctly and the heat-sink is making proper contact. Too much paste is as bad as not enough. Check out THIS guide for some good general advice on applying thermal paste.

Could also be a fan issue - unplugged, jammed, dirty etc.

To test the fan, turn power OFF, hold the eject button.

While holding the eject button, press and HOLD the power button till the power light is green. When you release the button the system should beep

The fan should run at FULL speed and eject any disc that is inside.

the fan should run for around 15 seconds and then stop.The ps3 should then beep 3x and flash a red light.

Power OFF and then power up normally to reset to normal mode after fan test.

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