Hardware Random shutting down with red flashing light

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I've googled this issue and it seems like it is most likely overheating. Should I send my PS3 in to Sony or take apart it and clean out the dust myself?
 
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I ended up calling up Sony. As I figured, my warranty has expired so like you said I have nothing to lose. The rep said it could be anywhere from $90-$150. Forget that. I'm going to open it up myself. Do you know if the torx screwdriver for PSPs works on the PS3? I have one of those around here somewhere.
 
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I ended up calling up Sony. As I figured, my warranty has expired so like you said I have nothing to lose. The rep said it could be anywhere from $90-$150. Forget that. I'm going to open it up myself. Do you know if the torx screwdriver for PSPs works on the PS3? I have one of those around here somewhere.


Google says yes and no.
If you got a Slim then u need torx and philips screwdriver.

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStation+3+Teardown/1260/1
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStation+3+Slim+Teardown/1121/1
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStation+3+Super+Slim+Teardown/10670/1

Those tuts can help you.
Good luck!
 
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