An in depth report on the various problems currently troubling the PlayStation 4 launch in a logical and meaningful way, providing advice to those experiencing issues with their launch hardware.
Very reasonable analysis. The hdd analysis sounds very, very plausible really.
My UI was working perfectly last night. However today though I'm able to navigate perfectly the info portion of the game tiles doesn't show up or the what's new section that keeps me updated on what my friends are doing. Is anyone having the same problem?
I would advise contacting the authors of the article, they have stated on the last page they're willing to help people directly.
Yeah, same here.
agreed. what a great article. Rather than post damage control, this site offers solutions for what appear to be real launch problems of the ps4. You can upvote this article by clicking on the blue 'lvlzero' link underneath the bit where it says 'read full story'
Mine and my friends are doing the same thing. I am thinking it's a network thing.
Really great article, nice to see someone actually look into the causes of the issues, and then provide possible solutions.
Very helpful and very educational, and all around good article, everyone should read completely.
This is brilliant. Sony, hire him in your QA team ASAP
Her* My bad
Excellent article. This is real journalism right here guys. Instead of fishing for hits, the author went in the search of truth. That is what journalism is actually about.
I wish on N4G you can have a favourites bar. Save websites like this (the ones who go out of their way to find out why) and ignore the ones who don't (quick report with no depth).
Adding this page to my list of Favs. could coming in handy when I get my PS4 start of next year.
Very good. Sensible scientific approach. Shame it's needed at all but very helpful.
I am glad that mine works just fine and ive had left it 1 day compleatly on now and it havent over heat and its not even hot enough to be concern so i <3 ps4 and the os and i rly hope they release more game soon..fps are not my thing
Outstanding article. I bet a lot of people crying and immediately jumping to the conclusion that their PS4 is broken and panicking, without even calming down and checking things out properly, could fix their issue by following this article, instead of rambling on the internet about how Sony had failed and their PS4 is broken. It really makes me think that a lot of people that have so far bought the PS4 really aren't technologically savy or just stress out too much without taking a breath and thinking clearly.
People aren't techniologically savy ? Once adjusting the pin using a small screwdriver (pushing it down flush with the other pins) we have not had any trouble inserting cables and no longer need to “wiggle” to get it connected up So people spending nearly £400 have to get a screwdriver out to make their console work.
I highly doubt all the bent pins are leaving the factory that way. Im sure most of the pins are being bent by the user forcing in the hdmi cable to the back of the playstation.
Good read, Will keep an eye on this just incase I have problems come the 29th.
Great read, and I hope this will fix most of the issues that people have had. Best of luck to them. I wish there was a way of promoting this article so that more people view it.
Good article. But it shouldn't be needed.
Been running some heavy hours on my PS4 with a 7200rpm Hdd. No noticeable heating. No loud noise. I'm very impressed thus far. Ill keep you guys posted. Today will be another long day it for it. ;)
The interesting thing is that if indeed its bent HDMI pins causing the majority of issues, I'd hazard a guess and say it's user error, not SONY's fault. It's crazy how rough people are with electronics. I watched a mate setting up his new TV the other day. Had to walk away. Was like watching some cave man learn to use tools for the first time lol
It always amazes me too. We have a nice little 22" Samsung that gets pulled out in the evenings and weekends when the Office Managers go home. And in a years time 1 of the HDMI ports is completely dead and the other better be situated in Just the right way or the signal is jacked. Plus the tv is all scratched up.
My ps3 had the handshake problem so I guess my new ps4 is gonna do the same. :(
To all those surprised about the over-heating issues... you shouldn't be, I reported on it months ago when I went hands-on at Fan Expo Canada. "Possible Issues – Before I even got to touch the Playstation 4, I watched enviously at others during while I lined up in a zig-zag queue. It was during the end of my extensive wait that I witnessed something unexpected, two of the six units broke down. The staff (and by staff I mean Abercrombie models) were at a loss, scrambling to get the systems back up and running while trying to defuse the public gaffe. Both systems that shut down were playing the game Knack. They claimed it was due to excessive use, and the systems over-heating. I was skeptical, but this could be due to a abnormalities. Perhaps they are early non-retail units, maybe they had faulty units, or perhaps they did just over-heat due to use. We will never know." http://www.sharonshares.ca/...
You realize that most of these problems being reported has absolutely nothing to do with heat?, right? You can't blame overheating when people are experiencing a failure to boot right out of the box, when the console hasn't even been on long enough to get "warm".
I didn't say that it did, I reffered directly to those talking about over-heating.
Nobody in this comments thread mentioned over-heating.
I didn't say that they did either, don't twist my words. There is a ton of chatter across the board on N4G.
Just because it is being discussed elsewhere on n4g doesn't make it relevant here. Would you bring up RROD on 360 in a thread specifically about drive eject issues, because other people on other pages were talking about it, or would you go to those other places and contribute to the actual conversation? I can only come to the conclusion that you're simply using the loose association to pull in some free hits.
great read. gotta admit the inclusion of the multiple posts on the amazon pages was disturbing. Although i disagree with the author on the issue of false claims of defective systems. Because i believe It is highly likely that a few of these claims of defective systems may well be fanboys just trying to increase negative press. can i prove it, no. But the way this console war has developed it is highly possible.
very nice article this is how you do journalism
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