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My ps3 won't turn on. It goes from a green light to a yellow light to a flashing red. It can't be overheated because it's been off for a week. I don't want to send it in and lose all of my memory. I've blown air into it in case it was dust but it didn't work. Any advice?

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Just like the Xbox 360's defect (Red Ring of Death),the PS3 will die on you,too,with its defect (Yellow (or red) Ring of Death).

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It means you are too lazy and need to get out and get some excercise!

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