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Whenever i go to turn my ps3 on it doesnt even come up with my users but at the bottom there is a yellow flashing light is there anyway u could get it back to normal with all my users back ? thanks

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Yes this is the yellow light of death it means that you have a hardware failure and you will need to fix it, to do this you can use a good repair guide or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

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The yellow light is also know as the yellow light of death casued by a hardware failure. It can be casued ny over heating a bluray drive failure, a hard drive failure or even a powersupply failure. You know you have it when you power up the yellow light flashes then you hear some beeps then the red llight flashes. I would suggest returning it if you have that option or getting it fixed somewhere else as a last option.

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Did you let it overheat? Have it upright? If so then these are what has caused it.

This is the option for you, even though it's pretty easy. What you want to do is follow the 'Gilsky Guide', either the PDF file or the video tutorial.
Video Walk through Link - http://playstationlifestyle.net/forums/s…
The PDF file is available to download via the link above the videos.

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