The Playstation 3's equivalent of the Xbox 360's Red Ring of Death. It occurs when the PS3 experiences hardware failure and crashes. When the PS3 is powered on, the usual green power light on the console turns yellow, then blinks red repeatedly.
"When I turned on my PS3 to play some Metal Gear Solid 4, it crashed and gave me the Yellow Line of Doom error message. I'm now the proud owner of a $600 brick"
by Dr. Claw February 23, 2009