Do Not Send Sony Your Buggy Consoles, Literally

Junkie Monkeys: It is inevitable that some consoles will break and have issues and need to be shipped out for repair. There are various issues that require the need for a gamer to ship back their console to a manufacturer, but Sony has listed one issue they will not resolve and it is actually quite humorous.

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Majin-vegeta1822d ago

Lol you'd be surprised at consoles with bugs.

Off topic:Is there anyway i can redeem my PS+ voucher that came with my PS4 with out a need of a CC??

darthv721822d ago

I dont know of one. i believe the CC is needed to validate the profile for ps+ but they cant charge anything to it without authorization.

you can try the official playstation site and see if there are answers on the faq or the forum.

UltimateMaster1822d ago (Edited 1822d ago )

Yeah, I remembered when that happened with the PS3. XD
Some customer send his PS3 for repairs because it stopped working and it was infested with termites.
They returned it back saying, don't send it back.
It's the only PS3 in history to have gone to Sony and returned still broken.
I guess there was some truth to that story since there has been some update on qualifying packages. XD lol

Hozi1822d ago

well then they should not void warranty if we take console apart to clean it ourselves...cuz in some places it's inevitable to prevent the critters from crawling in there.

TwinDad1822d ago

The need of a CC is not for authorization purposes. When you enter the Code it signs you up for a subscription, which needs a CC on file to bill when the subscription is up for renewal. If you use the code remember to disable or remove the auto renewal on the subscription.

UltimateMaster1821d ago


They could infest the factory, that wouldn't be good.
They multiply really fast and are hard to get rid of.

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jayswolo1822d ago

No, credit cards are required for vouchers, but not for PS Plus cards. Yo can remove your info immediately afterwards.

rdgneoz31822d ago

And don't forget to turn off the renewing subscription.

s8anicslayer1822d ago

That is the politically correct way of saying "No Roaches"....lmao, I'm laughing as I'm typing.

AndrewLB1822d ago

I'm surprised nobody has a problem with the fact that they're essentially calling Playstation owners filthy dirtbags. I couldn't imagine the fury if it were M$ who said it.

Ilovetheps41822d ago

If you have a used pre-paid card, you can use that. I used one multiple months ago and it still worked the other night when I claimed my PS+ voucher. And the pre-paid card has $0 on it.

SonyStyled1822d ago

you can also turn off auto renewal in account management to prevent your card from being charged upon ps plus expiration

XB1_PS41822d ago

That just about made me puke.

M-M1822d ago

Thanks, now I'm never going to open my consoles to see what's inside lol.

KwietStorm1822d ago

I've never been asked for my card when redeeming a voucher. Am I misunderstanding what you're asking?

ovnipc1822d ago

Lol you can tell this guy has no experience in consoles repairs. Actually it's very common for a console to have bugs. In my experience repairing consoles I seen plenty with bugs. PS3 and xbox 360.

ehandlr1822d ago

Exactly. working for a cable company before... We got so many digital boxes full of roaches and other creepy crawlies.

itBourne1822d ago (Edited 1822d ago )

I am almost positive I redeemed mine without any card info. (As I used a new account, cuz my Euro one will not do.) There is a possibility my card is on there tho for TLOU dlc, I will check when I get home for ya. Got 3 accounts unfortunately.. so Idk what is on what.

Ps4Console1822d ago

That is very old but still amusing .

bujasem_891822d ago

i have the same question!!

sephiroth4201822d ago

nah i dont think so dude, i used my debit card account, you can always change the settings so it doesnt redeem itself, but if you dont have any cc or dc details then i dont think think you can do it.

lilbrat231822d ago

They have always had that reasoning, I remember for the PS3 people got their systems back due to having bugs supposedly.

Minimox161822d ago

I think no, but what I use for that is that I create a account in: (they have a virtual credit card Visa) you can create one with no money in it and use that info to use your PS+ voucher :) hope that help

TBONEJF1822d ago

And another reason which is why I'm glad i never be the first one to rush to buy a new game console i give it a year or at least till next summer.

Persistantthug1822d ago

I had a squirrel in my attic a couple Winters ago......does that count?

TAURUS-5551822d ago

no worries,

sony always delivers top notch products.

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MRMagoo1231822d ago

Hmmm ppl or should i say xbone fanboys are gonna read the title and think something completely different than what its about.

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PoSTedUP1822d ago

haha. i bet a lot of ps3's got sent in with all kinds of crap sucked into them. also a lot of insects do like/need warmth, i bet its the go-to place for them to lay their eggs etc. lol.


Depends on the insect. But by far the most commons are non-tunneling ants. I guess by now everyone had haerd of crazy ants, but basically all those ants you frequently see inside house are non-tunneling too, as they don't dig nests they readily adapt to human environment filled with all kinds of small spaces they can live in and protect.

The thing with electronic (or electric) equipaments is that they usually only have vents or slits as entry points, this makes for a perfect nest as it's easy to defend. The whole "ants feel electromagnet field", "follow the hum" or "use the heat" is all myth, because they'll infest unplugged electronic you may had forgot on a closet just as likely... No, seriously, go check that old VCR in your closet right now.

PoSTedUP1822d ago (Edited 1822d ago )

yeah deff depends. but i know what u mean. i had a whole friggin eco system in my room at one point. baby spiders feeding on the nest of ants (that i didnt know of unill i ripped my carpet up) later growing up to be this crazy fast arachnid.. º_º.

had to be about a second carpet (of ants) under my carpet. the species of insect that goes to warmth is the ones that dont produce their own heat and get it from the environment (forgot the name). but it still depends on its for of habitat.

+bub for the info bro.


Actually all insects are ectothermic (they are too small to provide insulation and don't produce enough heat to stably compensate what they loose to ambient), but they have some really nice tricks to actually not need the warmth of an electronic or carpet (or anything on the ambient really)...

The first one you nailed! They loosing heat to the ambient will only make the ambient hotter, if you can contain that heat in a small space you're good to go. A nice confy restriced space where air doesn't move too much is under the carpet! Ants, termites and other social insects are specialized in this as they live in big numbers on cramped space, this keep the place much more warm than one expect. They may be ectothermic as individuals, but a colony could actually be considered endothermic (to the point they need ventilation and exhausts to not fry their larvae). So the key is not just being under the carpet, but them forming a second carpet themselves.

Of course not all insets are social (or we could ask how the few first ants to get under your carpet survived) or lives in a burrow... Which is the second great trick: insets are not only ectothermics, they are poikilothermics! This ugly word means they don't need a static temperature to work (differing from homeothermics, that actually can be either endothermic or ectothermics adaptaded to static temperature environments), if it's warm and confy, fine, if it gets colder they'll keep going!

Of course they can't simply avoid physics, just like us: too hot and organic compounds will destabilize and no longer be functional, too cold and chemical reactions stop and, with it, the methabolism... Either way we are dead meat. So they too have a limit both up and down, but they have plenty of countermeasures to survive cold: multiple methabolic routes for different temperatures, antifreezing proteins, termogenic capabilities or even going out right dormant when everything else fails.

So their dependence on outside warmth is impressively low for a terrestrial ectothermic organism. None the less, indeed, they still depend on warmth, they just have an awkwardly big number of ways of generating their own heated ambient.

+Bub back at you for the nice topic.

Neonridr1822d ago

the more you know... ;)

one2thr1822d ago

But imagine the look on a persons face, when they open up a console to then have hundreds of roaches/ants scurrying all over their work station/place lol

meatnormous1822d ago

I remember picking up receivers for Time Warner and they were infested with roaches. Roaches love electronics for the heat they produce. We always had to put an infested receiver in a plastic bag before turning it in. The warehouse would bomb the receiver with raid, then send a bill to that customer. Peoples houses are nasty! They act embarrassed by their mess and should be. Clean your damn house.

Swiggins1822d ago

Roaches, Mice and all other forms of vermin will get into your house regardless of how clean you keep it.

My grandmother kept her house spotless (you could eat off the floors), and she found a rat colony 40 strong hiding in her walls one winter.

cell9891822d ago

its normal to get an outbreak once ever so often, especially if youre always clean and know you never have rats. Usually you dont find out till they reproduced and its too late, nevertheless immediate action can get reed of them completely. Its another thing to have bug infested consoles, that means you have a whole bunch of roaches in your house if they end up as far as electronics, it should never go that far.

meatnormous1822d ago

Mice and rats are an exception. They will always try to move inside during winter.

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