PS4 Problems and Fixes


As most of us know the Playstation 4 was released last week and for most it has been nothing but smooth sailing. In fact Sony was able to sell over 1 million units within the first 24 hours the PS4 hit store shelves. However, there has been a growing number of reports that PS4 owners are running into problems with their new consoles. Sony has said that they believe it is only a small number of units that have been affected by hardware problems; 0.04% in their estimation. No one really knows for sure how many Playstation 4 consoles are having issues but we thought it would be helpful to bring you a list of known problems and fixes according to Sony.

The Red Light of Death

Problem: This sounds a little too familiar as some of you may remember the Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death. Apparently some people have reported that the normal blue light on top of the PS4 console turns red after the welcome screen appears. This is due to an over heating issue and possibly faulty cooling fans.
Solution: Be sure to keep your PS4 placed in a well ventilated area. Do not use it directly on carpet or any other surface area that might retain a lot of heat. If your console has already experienced “the red light of death” or the fans are not working then requesting a replacement might be your only option at this point.

The Blinking Blue Light of Death

Problem: The blue light at the top of the console will turn blue when the system is first powered on. After a short while the light will turn white as it begins to function normally putting out an audio and video signal to your TV. However, most PS4 owners that are experiencing problems are saying that the light will stay blue and begin to blink. As well as they will get an error message on their TV saying there is “No Signal” from their unit.
Solution: There is a troubleshooting guide on Sony’s PS4 support sight that covers a number of possible causes for this issue. To go to the official PS4 trouble shooting guide specifically for the Blinking Blue Light of Death Click Here

Disk Ejection Problems

Problem: A handful of PS4 owners have reported that discs have gotten stuck inside their console (Sounds dirty) and they are not able to eject them, while others have reported that consoles will continuously auto-eject discs.
Solution: According to Users on the PlayStation forums are reporting that issue happens most frequently when the PS4 is sitting horizontally; standing it up vertically has solved the problem, in many cases. If the issue persists, players can manually eject the disc by turning off the PS4, unplugging all cables and sliding off the console’s glossy front panel. Users must then locate and turn the manual eject screw using a screwdriver, which will push the disc slightly out of the slot and allow players to manually pull it out. (Instructions with photos are available Here.)

For any other problems or concerns you might have be sure to contact Playstation support by Clicking Hereand let them know what is going on. There have been reports of Sony sending out new consoles to those that are being affected by some of these problems but we can’t confirm that in any way. 
Console releases are always a bit tricky. I honestly think that the PS4 is still a great piece of gaming hardware, but of course a few are going to have some kinks to work out. Also, I think that the frequency of issues are being blown out of proportion as well as people making false claims on Amazon and other sites. My advice to those of you who have not purchased a next gen console is to either wait about a year when all the bugs have been worked out and there are a ton of new titles as well as a possible price drop, or buy from a store like BestBuy that has a really awesome in store warranty program. Guys I hope this helped and as always let us know your thoughts.

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