Yellow light?

#1 Edited by Eli (347 posts) -

I was moving my PS4 from laying horizontal to laying vertical , and when I did, I accidentally ejected my BF4 disc (which obviously powers on the system). This alarmed me, so I tried to keep my PS4 level while I took out the disc and turned off the system, but then a yellow light came on...what is that supposed to indicate? Not gonna lie, it scared the shit out of me, but once I restarted the console BF4 seems to run fine. I'm just wondering what the yellow light indicates and why that would have happened.

#2 Posted by kaos_cracker (630 posts) -

It is on Standby.

#3 Posted by Eli (347 posts) -

Oh word, so nothing to be alarmed about? That's a relief. How do I put it on/off stand-by though?

#4 Posted by StrainedEyes (1326 posts) -
  • Blue - Powering on
  • White - On
  • Yellow - Standby
  • Red - Overheating
#5 Posted by Eli (347 posts) -

  • Blue - Powering on
  • White - On
  • Yellow - Standby
  • Red - Overheating

Cool, thanks!

#6 Posted by Zirilius (668 posts) -

  • Blue - Powering on
  • White - On
  • Yellow - Standby
  • Red - Overheating

God I hate being colorblind. Standby looks red to me.

#7 Posted by kaos_cracker (630 posts) -

@eli: When you hold the PlayStation button, it gives the option to go into Standby or Power Off. There really isn't a reason to use Standby yet, but nothing bad happens when it is on.

#8 Posted by Eli (347 posts) -

@eli: When you hold the PlayStation button, it gives the option to go into Standby or Power Off. There really isn't a reason to use Standby yet, but nothing bad happens when it is on.

Thanks for the help, guys! =)

#9 Posted by Corvak (1127 posts) -

Standby lets it ping PSN for updates more frequently. Even if you keep it powered off, it will still do the usual nightly update like the PS3 (if you have PS+). The difference is that the PS4 does this for system updates even if you don't pay for plus.

#10 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

@corvak said:

Standby lets it ping PSN for updates more frequently. Even if you keep it powered off, it will still do the usual nightly update like the PS3 (if you have PS+). The difference is that the PS4 does this for system updates even if you don't pay for plus.

You can also remote install games I believe in standby, or was that cut from launch?

#11 Posted by Aviar (446 posts) -

In Standby mode you can also recharge your controllers which is what I do with mine. Standby is a very low power mode so rather than actually leave the system running 100% on, I find standby better to recharge the controller until Amazon get the charging stations back in stock.

#12 Posted by Gnubberen (774 posts) -
@corvak said:

Standby lets it ping PSN for updates more frequently. Even if you keep it powered off, it will still do the usual nightly update like the PS3 (if you have PS+). The difference is that the PS4 does this for system updates even if you don't pay for plus.


The PS3 also let's you do the system updates for free now. I think the latest firmware added that as a non PS+ feature.

#13 Posted by Sterling (2461 posts) -

You mean Orange, right? Because the light on mine is Orange, not yellow.

#14 Posted by Jnal (218 posts) -
#15 Posted by PSNgamesun (411 posts) -

Hey just wondering I was playing nba live demo n I noticed my remote light turn red and I freaked so took the demo off and everything was back to normal. Is that just for demos or something I should be worried about?

#16 Posted by Lava (672 posts) -

Standby will charger your controller overnight. It's a yellow/orange (I see it more as orange). It'll also download updates as well. Though I had to manually install 1.51 when I turned it on. It was still nice to already have it downloaded. I hope they keep pushing updates this fast.

#17 Posted by Panpipe (475 posts) -

Does everyone leave their PS4s on the standby mode or do you guys shut it off completely? Not sure if I'm just wasting power by having it on standby all the time.

#18 Posted by Lava (672 posts) -

@panpipe: I leave it on standby. Supposedly the power consumption is super low in this mode.

#19 Posted by Aviar (446 posts) -

Here's a chart I saw on Anandtech.com

Power Consumption Comparison
Total System PowerOffStandbyIdleLoad (BF4)Load (BD Playback)
Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim0.6W-70.4W90.4W (RDR)-
Microsoft Xbox One0.22W15.3W69.7W119.0W79.9W
Sony PlayStation 40.45W8.59W88.9W139.8W98.0W

Looks like the PS4 isn't that bad in standby.

#20 Posted by flippyandnod (399 posts) -

You can approximate your costs for something that is on 24/7 just with the wattage number. If it's 8.59W in standby, it'll cost you about $8.59/year in electricity. Maybe less, maybe more, depending on where you live and such.

Yes, it's a non-trivial amount of money, but it's actually less than the Wii was when it came out. And everyone left those in standby, most people didn't even know how to set it to go to off.

#21 Posted by Panpipe (475 posts) -

@aviar, @flippyandnod:

Thanks duders that was useful. Seems like the Xbox is much better when it comes to consumption while it's running - but the saving during standby mode makes up for it a bit. Must be that Kinect waiting for you to say "Xbox ON". I hope the Xbox doesn't use too much power while you're watching TV through it.

Going from this I think I'll leave my PS4 on standby a couple nights a week and just turn it off the rest of the time. That way it can still get updates and stuff like that.

#22 Posted by Xeiphyer (5606 posts) -

@flippyandnod: Huh that's really interesting. Didn't know there was a simple correlation like that.

#23 Posted by ripelivejam (4296 posts) -

i got fuschia :\

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