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inner-G
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(11-15-2013, 09:22 PM)
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Well, looks like several/few/many of us are getting bad systems, I figured we could use a thread to congregate the bad PS4 posts together.

I think mine was on the rare side, I got a RLoD from overheating because the fan never turned on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT-n0TNdpF8

Was able to get a refund at Best Buy, but everywhere is sold out, so I basically froze outside for 6 hours for nothing. Never even put a game in it.

Feel free to post your sadness here with me, GAF.

T_T
Wario64
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(11-15-2013, 09:23 PM)
Should have sent it to Sony
Tml Matus
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(11-15-2013, 09:23 PM)
how long was the ps4 for on with out the fan before it burned out?
MoeB
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such math
power levl=1080
(11-15-2013, 09:23 PM)
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omg I can't believe this happened to you. I've always loved your avatar :(
senador
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(11-15-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Why didn't you turn the fan on?
frayne182
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(11-15-2013, 09:24 PM)
Sucks.
Interfectum
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(11-15-2013, 09:24 PM)
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sounds like Indie Gamer Chick's PS4 burned out too: https://twitter.com/IndieGamerChick
Nibel
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(11-15-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Aw man, sorry to you man :/

Do you know when Best Buy will restock?
reptilescorpio
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(11-15-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Sony wouldn't send you a new one?
Vio-Lence
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(11-15-2013, 09:25 PM)
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Dat 0.4%
dreamfall
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(11-15-2013, 09:25 PM)
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Sadness, profound.

Tell Yoshida! Maybe Sony can send you a replacement!
fvng
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(11-15-2013, 09:25 PM)
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Looks like Sony's copying the 360 playbook to the tee that includes manufacturing faulty systems as well. Hopefully this doesn't become as rampant as the rrod
fluffydelusions
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(11-15-2013, 09:25 PM)
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Why not just send it to Sony.probably get it faster
GoofsterStud
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(11-15-2013, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by fvng

Looks like Sony's copying the 360 playbook to the tee that includes manufacturing faulty systems as well. Hopefully this doesn't become as rampant as the rrod

Well they both are using AMD for most the parts and Foxcon... >.>
Flandy
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(11-15-2013, 09:26 PM)
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Is this common and how do you prevent this? My brother ordered a PS4 but it hasn't been delivered yet. I'd like to be able to warn him.
Samyy
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(11-15-2013, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by fvng

Looks like Sony's copying the 360 playbook to the tee that includes manufacturing faulty systems as well. Hopefully this doesn't become as rampant as the rrod

Uh every single release of hardware will have some faults
its not exclusive to MS/Sony/video game consoles
Netprints
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(11-15-2013, 09:26 PM)
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That is crazy that this is happening to people. Even if you went through Sony you would have to wait for a repair box and send it out. Hopefully Best Buy gets new stock in for you.
betterman
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(11-15-2013, 09:27 PM)
why did you use your ps4 if you knew the fan was not working?
inner-G
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(11-15-2013, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tml Matus

how long was the ps4 for on with out the fan before it burned out?

The fan never kicked on from the first boot, I was pretty sure I was fucked as soon as i heard, or rather, didn't hear it.

Reset downloading firmware, reset in safe mode. I let it sit overnight and I was able to get through the 1.50 USB update eventually, but it crashed within minutes regardless with the red light every time.
caliblue15
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(11-15-2013, 09:27 PM)
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This happens with mass production. It sucks but it happens.
Ex Nihilo
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(11-15-2013, 09:27 PM)
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This is why i dont buy consoles on launch day.
Nokagi
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(11-15-2013, 09:28 PM)
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Well I don't believe mine is dead but it might as well be. I turn it on and I get nothing but a black screen. It looks and sounds like it's running normally but it just seems to have some kinda display problem. Tried different cables,ports,TVs but no go.
LevityNYC
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(11-15-2013, 09:28 PM)
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Zach Farley's ps4 died.

@maddenbible

He works for EA.
GSG Flash
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(11-15-2013, 09:28 PM)
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That sucks

My PS4 just randomly crashed and turned off during Killzone this morning, my heart skipped a beat when it happened :/

Thankfully it's been trucking along like trooper since then.
inner-G
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(11-15-2013, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nibel

Aw man, sorry to you man :/

Do you know when Best Buy will restock?

I think my best bet will be GS cause they only hold the preorders for 2 days instead of 5
GoofsterStud
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(11-15-2013, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Flandy

Is this common and how do you prevent this? My brother ordered a PS4 but it hasn't been delivered yet. I'd like to be able to warn him.

From what I understand...

Don't use the included HDMI cable if you don't have to.
Install OS upgrade first via USB. (Don't have games trying to install when you install the upgrade online)

Those are the only things that seem to be a potential pattern. :-/

/hugs to all

(I'll be playing mine tonight, wish me luck)
Gintoki313
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(11-15-2013, 09:28 PM)
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I hope you get a new system soon OP. It always reeks hearing story's like this when a console launches.
Last edited by Gintoki313; 11-15-2013 at 09:32 PM.
Riedinizzo
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(11-15-2013, 09:29 PM)
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Should have returned it to to your local Taco Bell
T.O.P
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(11-15-2013, 09:29 PM)
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Sucks to hear OP, hope you can get a new one asap
plainr_
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(11-15-2013, 09:29 PM)
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That royally sucks. Let's hope you get a speedy replacement.
chicagocubsfan
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(11-15-2013, 09:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by fvng

Looks like Sony's copying the 360 playbook to the tee that includes manufacturing faulty systems as well. Hopefully this doesn't become as rampant as the rrod

What? You understand all electronics have fail rates? Especially at launch.
Wishmaster92
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(11-15-2013, 09:29 PM)
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In all seriousness, sorry to hear it op. I hope you get a replacement soon and game on.
benzy
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(11-15-2013, 09:30 PM)
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I wonder how many more months until more ps4s start getting a rlod.
Malvingt2
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(11-15-2013, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by LevityNYC

Zach Farley's ps4 died.

@maddenbible

He works for EA.

same reason?
inner-G
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(11-15-2013, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by MoeB

omg I can't believe this happened to you. I've always loved your avatar :(

Thanks man.

Wish I had some FFX HD to tide me over about now, lol
EGM1966
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(11-15-2013, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Netprints

That is crazy that this is happening to people. Even if you went through Sony you would have to wait for a repair box and send it out. Hopefully Best Buy gets new stock in for you.

Actually it's just the law of averages (I hope). Make enough of anything and some will be defective.

Sorry for the OP because it sucks to know for sure that you specifically have become the statistical minority being crapped on with what is known as bad luck Hopefully you get a replacement super quick.
Pain
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(11-15-2013, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Interfectum

sounds like Indie Gamer Chick's PS4 burned out too: https://twitter.com/IndieGamerChick

She says no blinking red lights so it can't be an overheating issue like she thinks.
eshwaaz
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(11-15-2013, 09:31 PM)
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Nothing to add; I just want to express my sympathy. That really, really sucks.
Bunta
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(11-15-2013, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vio-Lence

Dat 0.4%

Except that was for the amount of consoles that were in people's hands early.
maabus1999
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(11-15-2013, 09:31 PM)
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Going by the Playstation forums and the stories of people on hold forever with CS, I think Sony is having a busy day.
Atomski
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(11-15-2013, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by reptilescorpio

Sony wouldn't send you a new one?

Im sure he didn't want to wait probably a week or more to play a new system he just cashed 400 dollars on.

Even though it will probably be longer now. Sucks man..
skc
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(11-15-2013, 09:31 PM)

Originally Posted by betterman

why did you use your ps4 if you knew the fan was not working?

What difference does it make really?

Either way it would have had to be sent in.
FinalStageBoss
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(11-15-2013, 09:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by chicagocubsfan

What? You understand all electronics have fail rates? Especially at launch.

Yup. I bought a new GPU last week that was DOA. Shit happens.

Hope you get it sorted quickly OP.
LevityNYC
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(11-15-2013, 09:32 PM)
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Red Bar of Death.
Flandy
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(11-15-2013, 09:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by GoofsterStud

From what I understand...

Don't use the included HDMI cable if you don't have to.
Install OS upgrade first via USB. (Don't have games trying to install when you install the upgrade online)

Those are the only things that seem to be a potential pattern. :-/

/hugs to all

(I'll be playing mine tonight, wish me luck)

Are the HDMI cables faulty or something? Anyway, I'm heading to my brothers house later today so I'll take this advice when setting it up.
NullPointer
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(11-15-2013, 09:33 PM)
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I can only understand PS4 news in Banderas gif form.
inner-G
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(11-15-2013, 09:33 PM)
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I know I could've sent if in, but fuck that when you can get a refund. I'll be able to find one somewhere (hopefully) faster than it would take to get a replacement.
bill0527
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(11-15-2013, 09:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ex Nihilo

This is why i dont buy consoles on launch day.

Yep. Consoles bought a year later never break down.
curb
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(11-15-2013, 09:33 PM)
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I think we need a thread for all the people with functioning PS4s for perspective.

No offense to the OP, that indeed sucks.
Crisco
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(11-15-2013, 09:33 PM)
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Other than the HDMI port issues, which I've 99% sure is user error, all the failures seem to be caused by different things. Which is totally expected for a mass produced electronic device where most of it's components were sourced from the cheapest possible supplier. Some fans will fail, capacitors will burn out, hard drives will die, but as long as there isn't some design flaw that effects 100% of the consoles, that's all within expectations.

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