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Yellow light My ps3 is not turning on and then a yellow light comes on then it shuts down. Can anyone pls help?????

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I am afraid this is often referred to as the "Yellow light of death". It is usually caused by overheating but there are other causes too. There are lots of repair guides for this problem but they are never gauranteed to work im afraid.
You are better off contacting Sony to see if they can better diagnose the problem.
Hope this helps

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