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I turn the playstation on and the light goes a yellowy/orange and then it turns itself off. Is this repairable?

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Yes it is repairiable but very difficult it is know as the yellow light of death. I got it just last week on my 5yr old ps3. To repair it you would have to reflow the motherboard so unless youve got lots of screwdrivers and your good with a heat gun. if not then send it to sony for $150 repair or get a new one...Im sorry

PS. your gonna get a new hardrive if sony fixes it which means starting all over

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