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Yellow light then turns red.

While using the PS3 it turned off. Waited for a while then turned it on. The yellow light flashed then went straight to red.

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    i was playing my ps3 then i turn it of for a bit then came back to play it and it wouldnt read any disks music dvd or ps3 games please HELP!!!!

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There are some reasons of PS3 turn off itself and yellow light flashing symptoms. But don't waste money to find someone to fix it yet! It may be a minor issue that you can be fixed by yourself.
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