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Why is my PS3 having problems turning on? It makes the noise then blinks green for a second then turns yellow and then blinks red completely.

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I think you may be referring to the famed yellow light of death people are talking about. It's basically the 360's 3 red lights of death, except it's happening to a good console, instead of a piece of ****.

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It's likely that you are a victim of poor design. Your problem is referred to as the Yellow Light of Death or YLOD.

Check out my common PS3 problem and repair guide for tips and suggestions for more details.

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