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Flashing yellow My PS3 will sometimes turn on, and when it does, purple and pink lines come across the screen and then the system freezes. It also doesn't turn on. you press the power button and it turns green then flashs yellow and turns off.

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Re: flashing yellow

It sounds like the power lead or transformer is on its way out make sure every thing is in properly move the wiers when its on if that gos a way then you will know for sure your power pack or leads are faulty

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If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

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YLOD or yellow light of death (indicated by the flashing yellow light). When you are Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take.

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