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My ps3 turns on for 5 seconds and then it shows a yellow light on the power indicator and then blinks red. what should i do? thanks.

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By yellow light this could be a warining that something is wrong the only thing i can think of that is happening is the power cable is loose and the ps3 is not getting enough power to it so it forces it to shut down until it has the right amount of power.

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