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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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  • aztecwarrior Jan 03, 2008

    My PS does the same thing flashes yellow then turns off.



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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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