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My playstation 3 light when I turn it on is yellow... It is pretty dirty I thought maybe that was a serious problem and might of been the issue. Can a ps3 that dirty cause this yellow light??? I opened it and cleaned it a little bit but I also lost the power cord.. would any typical desktop cord work also??? those are my 2 questions thank you

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Yellow Light means there was a fatal system error. This has nothing to do with how dirty it is. Your warranty should cover this.

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What you have is called " The Yellow Light Of Death (YLoD)". A process called REFLOW, needs to be carried out. GO to this website and read the information, mic-b.com. I followed his instruction and my machine is working fine. Your power cord is similar to the one's found on all regular desktop PC's. You can get them in walmart for about £10. Hope this helps...

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