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Jan 04 2013
By: Kimaray First Son 4 posts
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Flashing Yellow Light?

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I just bought a PS3 Slim 160GB system about a week ago, I've been playing Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and during cutscenes the video would stutter, during which this yellow light flashes and the console makes loud noises, is this a problem? I have a year warranty on it, should I take it back and get a new one? I would very much appreciate the help. (The yellow light is not where the power button is, its a light near the usb ports close to the eject button)

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Jan 4, 2013
Yes u should because your ps3 is done! Older or backwards compatible ps3's draw more power and over heat and break. But 160 gb shouldn't do that so u must have got a defected one and the yellow flashing light is call the yellow light of death or YLOD for short.
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Jan 4, 2013

I've looked at other PS3 slim's of the YLOD and the yellow light flashes on the power button where the green light is, mine flashes somewhere else, I just want to make sure that it isn't busted. Or if its just the PS3 reading the disc because my Xbox makes noises when its loading games as well.

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Jan 4, 2013

 The yellow light you mention is normal , it's the harddrive thinking . The stuttering video & loud noises though is not . It could be the game disc (is it free of fingerprints , scratches ? ) Doe's it do it w/ other game discs ?If it's still under warranty take it back.

YLOD happens at the power button lights (believe me I know from experience) instead of the blue & green light , you just get a yellow light & your console won't do anything.

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Jan 4, 2013

http://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2518/~/indicator-lights-on-ps3-model-cech-...

This shows the model of my PS3 and if you look at the page it shows a yellow light thing, thats the light thats been flashing. This isn't the YLOD right?

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