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Yellow light, PS3 will not turn on. Not a heat issue

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I have heard of the problem where if the PS3 ultra-overheats it will turn itself off and show a yellow (green  + red) light. My PS3 did not turn itself off exactly, i turned it off last night. Went to bed and turned it on and now it will not turn on. After hitting the power buttom from standby phase it acts like its is turning on but then gives me a yellow light, waits a second and then powers off, showing a blinking red standby light. Its been off (As in not in standby mode) all night. Has anyone else experiences this? Was there a fix?
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Jan 29, 2008
Yes...exactly -.- Please tell me how long does the warranty last for PS3s? I am far from affording a new one for an extremely long time...
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Re: Yellow light, PS3 will not turn on. Not a heat issue

Jan 29, 2008
It has a 1 year warranty
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Re: Yellow light, PS3 will not turn on. Not a heat issue

Jan 29, 2008
Try unplugging the power cord from the back for 5 to 10 minutes.
Hold the power button down until you hear a Beep
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Jan 29, 2008
Yellow light?  Green + Red?  Considering green + red doesn't = yellow, that's a little confusing...
 
... unless grade 3 lied to me
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Great...my warranty ended almost exactly 1 month ago. Is there a number i can call to talk to sony? I understand they are usually extremely helpfull and may make an exception since my warranty ended just recently and as soon as i get a fatal error.
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isometric wrote:
Try unplugging the power cord from the back for 5 to 10 minutes.
Hold the power button down until you hear a Beep



there is no fix, its a complete hardware failure. you have to get it replaced. on the thread i posted it notes the whole exchange process.
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M-SAT 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. PST
Sunday 7:00 a.m. ? 6:30 p.m
800-345-7669 (800-345-SONY)
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Thank you, wish me luck...i really can not afford a new PS3. House payments are enough right now...
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