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Ps3 wont turn on

My ps3 did not fall or recieve any knocks yet everytime i try to turn it on it shows a yellow light followed by a flashing red light. whats wrong with it???

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Hello.
This is a hardware failure caused by heat. I have done TONS of research on this problem as I have a unit that is like this too. I hear that Sony will fix it or send you a replacement for FREE. I have been told by over 30 people that Sony did it for them. Just be hoest and polite to the customer service people. Go to www.playstation.com choose your region, click on playstation 3, then Support (upper right corner) and there should be the contact information.
If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to hit my "Ask Me" button.
I hope this helps. Good luck to you!

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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Looks like the fall damaged the unit. Try turning it in for warranty. Off course don't mention the falling. Just tell them the yellow light appeared out of nowhere.

It's still risky though, if Sony suspects something happened to it before this problem they will probably not trade the unit or let you pay for a new one.

Greetings,

DarkNeogen

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