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Certain DVDs cause my PS3 to shut off and blinking red light

Twice now a DVD has caused my PS3 to fail. turn it on, blinks yellow light, beeps and then flashes yellow light. Last time it was repaired, but I don't want to pay another $100+ to fix the same problem.

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The yellow light is also know as the yellow light of death casued by a hardware failure. It can be casued ny over heating a bluray drive failure, a hard drive failure or even a powersupply failure. You know you have it when you power up the yellow light flashes then you hear some beeps then the red llight flashes. I would suggest returning it if you have that option or getting it fixed somewhere else as a last option.

If you think the **** player is causing the problem remove it and see if it turns on if not you could try another one and see if it works.

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