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Turn it on and a yellow light comes on and the ps3 turns off

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This error has been dubbed the "Yellow light of death", named after the Xbox 360 Red light of death. Over time and many thermal cycles a connection to one of the major chips on the PS3 motherboards can become weak, eventually it will stop conducting all together and then the YLOD will occur. The only solution to this error is a rework or reball to the problem chip.
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Try turning on the system and if the yellow light comes on, try another hard drive in the PS3.

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Yellow lights and blinking red lights indicates general hardware failure on ps3. If your ps3 is still under warranty call Sony and they will send you a new or refurbshed one. North America: 1-800-345-SONY (7669) United Kingdom: 08705 998877
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