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There is an orange screen when i turn on my ps3 system

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check on the ps3 and if an orange light is flashing then you have the "flash of death" its the same thing as the rings of death on the xbox 360 you are going to need to go get it repaired its about 40-60 bucks not sure. you can also reset the whole thing by hold the power button in the front down and hold for about 30-40 secs if that doesn't work the its option 1 or you should get it check out before going to get it fixed

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Here is a video of the recovery screen.

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