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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. (PS4)

Majin-vegeta  +   739d 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??
darthv72  +   739d 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.
UltimateMaster  +   739d 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
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Hozi  +   738d 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.
TwinDad  +   738d 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.
UltimateMaster  +   738d ago

They could infest the factory, that wouldn't be good.
They multiply really fast and are hard to get rid of.
jayswolo  +   739d ago
No, credit cards are required for vouchers, but not for PS Plus cards. Yo can remove your info immediately afterwards.
rdgneoz3  +   739d ago
And don't forget to turn off the renewing subscription.
s8anicslayer  +   739d ago
That is the politically correct way of saying "No Roaches"....lmao, I'm laughing as I'm typing.
AndrewLB  +   738d 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.
Ilovetheps4  +   739d 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.
SonyStyled  +   739d ago
you can also turn off auto renewal in account management to prevent your card from being charged upon ps plus expiration
XB1_PS4  +   739d ago
That just about made me puke.
M-M  +   739d ago
Thanks, now I'm never going to open my consoles to see what's inside lol.
KwietStorm  +   739d ago
I've never been asked for my card when redeeming a voucher. Am I misunderstanding what you're asking?
ovnipc  +   739d 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.
ehandlr  +   738d ago
Exactly. working for a cable company before... We got so many digital boxes full of roaches and other creepy crawlies.
itBourne  +   739d 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.
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Ps4Console  +   738d ago
That is very old but still amusing .
bujasem_89  +   738d ago
i have the same question!!
sephiroth420  +   738d 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.
lilbrat23  +   738d ago
They have always had that reasoning, I remember for the PS3 people got their systems back due to having bugs supposedly.
Minimox16  +   738d ago
I think no, but what I use for that is that I create a account in: entropay.com (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
TBONEJF  +   738d 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.
Persistantthug  +   738d ago
I had a squirrel in my attic a couple Winters ago......does that count?
TAURUS-555  +   738d ago
no worries,

sony always delivers top notch products.
MRMagoo123  +   739d ago
Hmmm ppl or should i say xbone fanboys are gonna read the title and think something completely different than what its about.
j-blaze  +   738d ago
now I'm not a Xbox fanboy, but when something is wrongyou shouldn't deny it... buggy consoles, dead on arrival consoles, connectivity problems, overheating problems, poor launch exclusives, no MP3, clicking sounds, psn issues, freezing games... all these in the buggy poorly made PS4s
Majin-vegeta  +   738d ago
You mean like every other console in history??GTFO
Gohadouken  +   738d ago
"now I'm not a Xbox fanboy"

Come on please , people can see your post and history .

There are two things you've been a constant troll about . Literally any western franchises and Sony consoles .

How you could even reconcile being only fan of japanese game and shun consoles where it would be more represented (besides the occasional schmups is beyond my grasp , but hey you seems to make it work
PoSTedUP  +   739d 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.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   739d ago
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.
PoSTedUP  +   739d 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.
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   738d ago
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.
Neonridr  +   738d ago
the more you know... ;)
one2thr  +   739d 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
meatnormous  +   739d 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.
Swiggins  +   739d 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.
cell989  +   739d 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.
meatnormous  +   738d ago
Mice and rats are an exception. They will always try to move inside during winter.
thehitman  +   739d ago
That is kind of normal actually... as an electronics company they dont honor or even look at stuff thats horribly dirty from neglect where touching it is gross for their technicians or what is listed there bugs coming out of it. They dont want to contaminate their space or have to deal with that mess. You should obviously know if you got things crawling around your house to make sure its not in your system before u ship it out.
WeAreLegion  +   739d ago
Worked in retail for six years. Going a week without roaches was a VERY good week.
JasonKCK  +   739d ago
Roaches get real bad near high populated areas like apartments. Strange how we humans can kill off bees easy enough just from our own meddling but roaches are unstoppable. When I buy things from eBay the box stays in my garage until I get a bomb and fumigate. Learned that the hard way, ants, ticks, roaches, bed bugs and strange bugs I can't even begin to understand.
MajorGecko  +   738d ago
you just opened my eyes I'm going to open all future packages from ebay outside
jcmeadows  +   739d ago
I noticed that on mine, but having worked at a GameStop for a few years I have seen a many console come in full of bugs.
parentoftheyear  +   739d ago
I don't blame them. Roaches do some nasty stuff to computers, TVs etc. I worked in a computer shop for a while. If we opened the case and there were roaches we would sit it outside and call the owner. They spread like deseases and ruin boards.
cell989  +   739d ago
immediate voided warranty
KillrateOmega  +   739d ago
Well. That's a very literal take on 'buggy console'.
MidnytRain  +   739d ago
Wasn't the computer term "bug" actually coined because of actual insects found in hardware?
mixelon  +   738d ago
Yup, partially - but back then it was even worse as computers had valves, moving parts, relay switches etc, so they could mess things up more easily.
raWfodog  +   738d ago
Correct, fully.

To the disagrees, know your history http://www.newsof.org/?p=61...
Donnywho  +   739d ago
I bought an unusually low priced copy of Mega Man X3 a few months back that was full of dead bugs. It's a weird experience.
XxGOWxX  +   739d ago
Its a generic warning because of customs regulations.
Langkasuka  +   739d ago
I shall vow never to buy a second-hand console.
jc48573  +   739d ago
you guys are making it sound this not an issue.
Sheed  +   739d ago
And shit like THIS is why you should never get a video game console at LAUNCH
Rockefellow  +   738d ago
If only there was a "bubble down" for stupidity.
Sheed  +   738d ago
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leonlion  +   738d ago
I bought a second hand xbox 360 on eBay to mod when I opened it up it had cockroaches inside.
MasterCornholio  +   738d ago
Better spray your consoles before shipping them.


Nexus 7 2013
speedforce131  +   738d ago
The bug in the screenshot is the bed bug, probably one of the, if not, THE nastiest bug out of all of them. I would not wish that on anybody.
llMurcielagoll  +   738d ago
Sony does not cover cockroach repair. Just consoles.
DareDareCaro  +   738d ago
Infested consoles... Maybe pay to clean the house before getting a PS4...
Neonridr  +   738d ago
I guess I live in another world or something. I have never had any instances where bugs are living inside my game consoles. I even had to rip apart my 360 due to a RROD and an expired warranty. I get some dead bugs in my ceiling lights sometimes, but I have yet to come across any in my electronics.
MoveTheGlow  +   738d ago
No seriously, it happens, especially in cheaper urban areas. Sugar ants love batteries for some odd reason, spiders love places to hide, it's an actual thing. Heck, Grace Hopper codified the term "bug" as a technical glitch when a moth was found in the old Harvard Mark 2.
KiLLeRCLaM  +   738d ago
I never buy anything on the first day.. Wait till everything is up and running with no issues.. Games are the worst!!
ipach  +   738d ago
that's hilarious. has to be trolling. oh shu...
wannabe gamer  +   738d ago
it has nothing to do with insect bites it just has to do with cleanliness. i worked at electronics repair depots before. there is no shortage of nasty laptops and other devices that are sent in. Ive seen laptops with piss all over them from pets peeing on items left on the floor. items with milk spilled on them and left to rot for days or weeks, items with puke all over them barely wiped off and shipped for repairs. ppl ship this stuff in and expect it to be repaired. instead we put it in a biohazard bag and ship it back without touching it. do you own a cable or satellite box for your TV? odds are if it wasnt brand new when the cable guy installed it then it was refurbished and came from a house or several houses with a roach or bug problem and had to be cleaned before it could be put back into another customers home. even then they dont always get the eggs out of the device and your home will get infested from the eggs hatching. cables and satellite companies have to pay for homes to be cleaned and fumigated all the time.
Baka-akaB  +   738d ago
This , in tropical climats it's not even rare to see such devices infested with eggs , dead cockroaches and ants , when not live ones
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snakebite36  +   738d ago
I'm never going to be able to look at my consoles again without wondering if and how many bugs are inside it...
Max-Zorin  +   736d ago
It takes a ratchet person to literally have bugs living in their system.

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