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My ps3 won't turn on, it flashes red and orange for a while and then goes back to a solid red band. what do i do?

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It looks like you may have the "Yellow Light Of Death". For whatever reason, the game cannot read or recognize the hard drive. There are many reasons that you can get YLOD, but it boils down to one thing... you're ps3 is kaput. Here's sonething you can try that may help: With the solid red light showing, hold both the power button & disc eject button simultainiously! You'll get a single beep, then a double beep. When you hear the double beep, let go. You should get a 6 point menu on your TV. Try option number 3 first. As a last resort, try number 6. This opyion will erase all your saved info, but it is a shot at rescuing your console. If 6 works for you, you can access all your downloaded games & demos. Trophies, too. Hope this helps. If you need a walk-through, message me here & I'll see if a can be of more help to you.

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    Sorry... I failed to tell you that you can access your DL games, demos & trophies by going to the PlayStation Store. Even if you lose all your info, the PS store still has some of it. Music, pictures & game save points are irretrievable.

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MY PS3 WAS DOING THE SAME THING I COULDNT GET IT TO WORK BUT I GOT MY DISC OUT BY HOLDING THE EJECT BUTTON AND POWER BUTTON AT THE SAME TIME BEFORE TURNING IT ON THEN WELL HOLING THEM DOWN TURN THE BACK BUTTON ON AND MY DISC CAME OUT<!-- from fixya rte -->

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I did what Big Hev told us to do it dosent work i done it :( plezs some one help me my alien vs predator game is in side it

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My ps3 flashes oragne / yellow then turns back offdoes this man its broke?

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Yes this is the YLOD the (Yellow light of death) it happens when the GPU and the CPU overheat and you will need to fix this by stopping the heat build up, you can sned it in and they will fix it for you for $130.

Or you can fix it yourself using a good PS3 Repair guide in under an hour!

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