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When i try to turn on the system i get a yellow light then it beeps twice and the light flashes red and it wont turn on or eject my game ive tried holding down the disc eject for 10 seconds and nothing is there anything i can do

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Turn off your ps3 to then just press and hold the eject untill the disc comes out as for the ylod you need to replace thermal paste on the gpu and cpu goto llamas.com to see tutorials and try pulling hard drive out and resetting it back in place

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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. North America: 1-800-345-SONY (7669) United Kingdom: 08705 998877
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2. You could try this article, if you choose to, it's a long shot but might work for you in your case. http://ps3.qj.net/Possible-PS3-flashing-red-light-fix-from-MXACE/pg/49/aid/75721

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