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Ps3 powers up then blinks yellow light, then turn red & off?

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General hardware failure. Google "YLOD"

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Sorry to give you the bad news but their is nothing you can do for it... Need to call sony and have them fix it.. if you ps3 is older then a year .. you will pay about $100 .. but i would tell them its not that old and you want them to fix it for free.. it worked for me... oo and all your data .. its lost .. lost forever... sorry

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Your ps3 has overheated. This is the equivilent to the red ring of death for xbox 360. The ps3 problem is called "yellow light of death" this means your ps3 has died due to the console being overheated. The solution to this problem is either getting a new playstation or take it to a shop in the UK and they could help you fix it for a price around £30-£50 GBP.

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the Yellow Light of Death has hit your console. you must have the unit repaired...or replace it.

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