Submitted by ALFighter27 591d ago | video

Weird New PS4 System Failure?

Alex from the Irrational Passions team films his PS4 buzzing and then turning itself off.

Happened twice and then the system stopped booting at all. (PS4)

Update System refuses to boot into safe mode or otherwise. Sony has been contacted and will be sending out a new system.

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XiSasukeUchiha  +   591d ago
Hmm poor dude hopefully they can give a free PS4 and only person ppl chill
Kingthrash360  +   591d ago
the idiot has it running on the carpet. smh whats next?
oh, no i spilled water on my ps4...now its leaking clear stuff!
...the things people do kill me sometimes. he records it like SEE its failing! i just vacuumed my carpet so no dust would get in!
i need a gif where the guy is holding his face in frustration after seeing this vid.
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Neonridr  +   591d ago
in all fairness there are no vents on the bottom of the machine. It's pretty wide open all around the system, and it's not like he has shag carpeting. Just as much dust could get in the system if it was buried in an entertainment unit.

My guess is an HDMI issue as the screen flickers constantly before shutting down. Loose connection or connectors could be bent/damaged.
Juangie3  +   591d ago
I agree, and I don't care if the vents are not on the bottom, the carpet traps heat, and adds to it. The system, or any other system for that matter should not be on a carpeted surface. Also, this is not a PS4 failure its human failure! facepalm!
InTheLab  +   591d ago

Dust isn't the reason why you don't use your electronics on the carpet.....
GrandTheftZamboni  +   591d ago
Looks like his Dyson died long before his PS4...
static5245  +   591d ago
honestly it looks like not only is his system on carpet but there is a power brick next to it and it looks like the only room between the wall and ps4 is only the outlet length. This person needs much more space. Not a lot but more. I just needed to fix my own computer for heat problems, you think a PS4 that compares to a PC wouldn't have the same problems?
slivery  +   591d ago
Not only do carpets conduct heat very well, they also make static electricity. So great, damage your system or just burn your house down.

If this person had cared to read the manual of the expensive electronics they buy, they would have seen it already warns you not to put it on carpet for several reasons.

*face palm*
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hay  +   591d ago
Not to mention amount of dust carpets attract. From own experience, every device that was on a carpet, attracted much more dust and required cleaning much often than a device on a table for example.
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lifeisgamesok  +   590d ago
Are you guys really trying to blame this on him sitting his console on the floor

My consoles are always on the floor and I've never had any problems with overheating

This man is pro Sony and you guys still don't believe him wow lol
Ps4Console  +   590d ago
Since where does it say not to use your games console on a carpeted floor ?
BlackTar187  +   590d ago
Some of you guys are saying its not his fault/problem that he burnt his PS4 out on Carpet?

It may not say it but it also doesn't say don't play in a sauna so that excuse doesn't work.

Im sure it doesn't say don't play with your PS4 sitting on top of a heat conductor either or lets throw in don't put your PS4 on top of your Heater vent.
Azmatik  +   590d ago
Never EVER put electronics on a carpet because carpets creat static electricity so yes this is his fault if hes pro sony or not use common sense plz
ikkokucrisis  +   590d ago
Could be a bad capacitor in the power supply
Muffins1223  +   591d ago
Its loos connection from HDMI
b777conehead  +   591d ago
No it's over heating from being on carpet . If a hdmi proplom his ds4 would have still connected.
raWfodog  +   590d ago

Sorry I don't normally do this but its' 'problem', for future reference. Just trying to help.
truefan1  +   590d ago
I really am not trying to be a troller, but you all blame the guy for a ps4 failure, yet you believed an XB1 was leaking a milk type solution. Once again the ps4 fan hypocrisy is displayed.
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BlackTar187  +   590d ago
TRUEFAN1 Comment GEM of the day

"Good stuff. I just want to say, do you notice how this is an article for PS4 players, but no XB1 guys come in here to troll. Can we please get that same courtesy, thank you. Best of luck to the ps4."

Link me to that article please. I would love to see how everyone believed it about xbox.

I would say 98% of this thread is people saying either BS or giving a reason it "Could" happen. I think i read one person say it was true the rest were not saying it was true.

People like paint a bird house with a hose.

God look at all the Poor us everyone is against us xbox only fans in this article blaming Sony fanbiys who are not even proclaining it as a true story. Almost everyone is joking around with obvious sarcasm in these two threds. You pro only xbox fans needs to stop being Victims
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truefan1  +   590d ago
I just scrolled that page, the fact that people even gave it consideration was nuts.
BlackTar187  +   590d ago
Yea now its People giving it consideration. LOL GG man.

Consideration and claiming it true are 2 completely different things.

Also to just dismiss something outright is even more ignorant. To make a comment that was complete nonsense like yours was is also very ignorant. You see a trend?
truefan1  +   590d ago
First off, I can come here to read articles. I do for all systems. Also I look at the comments and people bashed the guy for putting his ps4 on carpet, definitely not something I would do, but I do remember that XB1 article about the milky solution and how many PS4 trolls were there. Look at this page and XB1 trolls are few. I was just calling out fanboys like you, the fact that you did so much to put together a paragraph that doesn't really help your case (I say best of luck to ps4) IS A GIGANTIC FAIL. Lastly I didn't back track, there were still a bunch of ps4 trolls on that page and a ton more even trying to explain it, which was stupid. Lastly If there are no holes in the bottom of the ps4, so the carpet is not restricting air flow.
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gapecanpie  +   590d ago
LMAO SDF at it's finest right here, because after all Sony can do no wrong lol ... How sad and pathetic the forums of N4G are.
BlackTar187  +   590d ago
^^ LMAO at the victim card playing XDF. Come on man this guy shows proof of playing his PS4 on caarpet something that traps heat.

That is a user error. Being on carpet that takes a 100 degree console and within an hr maginfys that by 2 fold is user error
Pogmathoin  +   590d ago
Lets just hope this is one unlucky guy, one machine and its sorted. Nothing else here.... KT360, if it was other console, you would not be like that, remember the dodgy video were the other console had liquid defy physics and travel upwards? You trolls hammered anyone who tried to see common sense..... Relax and be real please.
Dlacy13g  +   591d ago
hardware failures are bound to happen on new systems so that is not really shocking. It sucks for sure and hopefully he gets his fixed soon.

What was shocking from that video... dude has his PS4 sitting on the floor, and I believe a carpeted floor at that. Pro Tip: don't leave your console set up on the floor. Bad things are bound to happen.
MRMagoo123  +   591d ago
the same thing can be said for most electronics that have intake vents lol pcs consoles digital boxes with hdds in , its just common sense , they might as well just be vacuums if you leave them on the carpet.

Some ppl just dont have a clue when using electronics lol , whats the next articles gonna be "Weird PS4 failure when i gave it a glass of water because it looked thirsty".
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Neonridr  +   591d ago
we don't know how long it had been sitting on the floor to be fair. He may have set it down there when he was trying to fix it.

But yes, for extended periods you shouldn't leave something like that on carpet. But then again, you should leave electronics buried inside entertainment units either. At least there was plenty of ventilation around the console, lol.
Deividas  +   591d ago

He also has his PS3 and is router there as well, and not to mention the spacing of each item looks like it wasnt just placed there to "try it out" so it seems like that is the place he mainly keeps it.

But seriously dont keep your console on the floor, and also the vents right next to a wall and with that heat being trapped back there and on the bottom....something is bound to happen.
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HiddenMission  +   590d ago
@Neonridr we have a good idea since all of the consoles he has are on the floor and plugged in...just look at the video.

Never have I ever said hey I'm going to pay $400 for a console and put on my carpet because nothing bad can come from that.

Who does that? Dust, static electricity and over heating are just a few of the culprits or hell he could have messed up the hdmi port when stretching the cord to sit on the carpet.

This is why we by stands people...so our GD electronics don't sit on the floor.

Bleeping people these days.
GW212  +   590d ago
Couldn't agree more. Who leaves their console (or any piece of expensive electronics) on a carpet? Besides the heat/static electricity issue, little Fido could get to it or you could step or trip on it.
Dehnus  +   590d ago
It should be able to handle that, same goes for Xbox. Consoles should be sturdy as heck machines made for games and fun!

Gamecube... where areth thou...
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   590d ago
"hardware failures are bound to happen on new systems so that is not really shocking."

lol i knew someone is gonna say this. classic
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Hellsvacancy  +   591d ago
The dumbass has probably melted something inside, I wouldn't refund him if I was Sony, not after seeing a video of him using his PS4 whilst it's on the carpet
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moodymofo  +   591d ago
lol . that was the first thing i noticed and that was gonna be my comment but you beat me to it . i would never run my console on the floor
mochachino  +   591d ago
While I agree that operating on the carpet is a bad idea, I'll always side with the consumer getting the fix unless they dropped the things or submerged it in water.

Product testing should include all reasonable operating environments, including carpeted places, super dusty places, hot, cold, humid, etc.

Again, I would never operate my console on carpet but it doesn't mean that it should have broke. It should have shut off due to heat.
Juangie3  +   591d ago
Operating a machine that reaches 100+ degrees on a carpeted surface is not a normal environment.
HiddenMission  +   590d ago
reasonable operating environments for a $400 piece of electronics is not the carpet bro so no a consumer who does this should not a get a refund.

You shouldn't need a sign on the box that says hey if you're a dumb ass and put you expensive stuff on the floor we'll refund it if it gets broken.

I mean come on...really you honestly think like that.
BlackTar187  +   590d ago
Im going to go put my ps4 on top of my heater vent. It doesn't say not to and if sony was any good they would have tested it on top of heater vents after 4hrs of play and heater turned to 86
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Ravijn  +   591d ago
Yeah.. leaving your console on the carpet while running is just asking for trouble. Probably got zapped by some static electricity.
ziggurcat  +   591d ago
carpeting has got nothing to do with that issue. my defective PS4 had the exact same symptoms, and i don't even have carpet in my place.

edit - disagrees: *facepalm* the same 2 trolls, i see...
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The_Infected  +   591d ago
It's called static shock. Also laying the PS4 on carpet would cause more heat. Stupid idea.
ziggurcat  +   591d ago
@ infected:

no. i don't have carpet, nor did i have it on the floor, and i had the same issue with my first PS4.
Kingthrash360  +   591d ago
proof please...otherwise you sound like a troll...
not saying you are lying but many, many, many do. so in order for you not to be though of as a troll pics or some kinda proof needed.
this vid thats up is proof...but also shows him using it on the carpet...carpet+ electronics NEVER mix well. asking for trouble.
LogicStomper  +   591d ago

"proof please...otherwise you sound like a troll... "

Just look at his comment history. He's A-grade Sony fan. Now why would a Sony fan make his favoured console look bad?
modesign  +   590d ago
ziggurnoob, no one cares if you have carpet, the person on the video has carpet, get over yourself, your not the center of the universe.
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AceBlazer13  +   591d ago
Damn you carpeting. It was still so young
Eonjay  +   591d ago
Call them and get a new one. Done.
ziggurcat  +   591d ago
that's what my first, defective PS4 did.

i figured it was either a bad HDMI port (not like the kotaku case, which was unique to them, i think) or a defective power supply.

edit: @ disagrees - really, now... you're going disagree with the personal experience i had with my first PS4 that matches this video? are you a ****ing idiot or just clicking disagree to for the sake of trolling?
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CarnageXB  +   591d ago
Sony fanboys dont like to here negative comments about their system. Thats just how this site is now a days. I didn't disagree and I use a PS4.
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kainslayer  +   591d ago
change hdmi already
parentsbasement  +   591d ago
Why is it a "weird" or "odd" failure ?
modesign  +   590d ago
hes the only one that thinks it was smart to rest any electronic device on carpet.
Lboogieskells  +   591d ago
Probably rug-burn /s
OmegaShen  +   591d ago
Sitting a console on the carpet helps heat it up, which is really bad. The tv stand my PS4 is close from the front but open in the back, which keeps the heat that comes out of the PS4 away from it.

Yeah its his own fault.
isarai  +   591d ago
well is that sound coming from the console or the TV, cause it could just be a case of a faulty HDMI cable. either way it would scare the shit out of me, but seriously get it off the carpet
KratosSaveUs  +   591d ago
UltraAtomic  +   591d ago
damn that sucks, hope you get this figured out.
Oldman100  +   591d ago
My ps4 failed on me a little over a week ago. It was working perfectly since launch until it just randomly shut off mid game. When I'd try to turn it back on the blue light would come on for about a sec and then it would click twice and power back off. I got the coffin a couple days ago and will be shipping it back to Sony tomorrow. I should be getting a replacement within a couple weeks.

Here's a video of the issue(not mine): http://www.youtube.com/watc...

And a topic of the issue on the PS forums(not mine): http://community.us.playsta...
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iiorestesii  +   591d ago
Such a shame. Looks like he was about to try his hand at Don't Starve.
RyuCloudStrife  +   591d ago
I'm hooked made it to day 27 :).

OT: That guy is a idiot for 1. Putting a PS4 on the Floor, and 2. That floor being a carpeted floor.

Azuske  +   591d ago
It could also be the GPU failure seen in one of the early failure videos. I really hope this doesn't happen to mine. So far mine is doing good on staying operational.
texaswolfsrain  +   591d ago
Looks like the hdmi is having trouble connecting to the tv.
slivery  +   591d ago
For anyone saying the carpet doesn't matter. Read your freaking manual, every console known to man tells you in the manual not to place it on the carpet or surfaces that conduct heat. Let alone you could cause static problems that could permanently damage your system.

That is like breaking down a computer on carpet, extremely stupid to do, all it takes is one bad static shock and your entire system is kaput.

God I can't stand stupid videos like these let alone people.. Most people have no appreciation for what they have, you spend $400 dollars on a console and you don't care enough to read the manual or at least read the manuals warnings as in what you should not do with the console.

Carpets are clearly a material that conduct heat very well and they create static electricity.

Not including the fact it is extremely dangerous, you never should place electronics that get that hot on carpet or any for that matter, yes there are a few you could get by with possibly desktops with legs are fine but you get my point. If the system did have any serious faulty problems the carpet would be easily ignited first.

It doesn't take a nuclear physicist to figure any of this out.
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kenshiro100  +   590d ago
Logic is not allowed here. Just stop dear sir.
iiorestesii  +   590d ago
Bladesfist  +   590d ago
Most of these problems can be heavily mitigated by the manufacturer. Adding dust covers behind the fans. Anti-static protection on the motherboard. Static shocks to the case should NEVER effect the components inside. Thermal control (shutting down or downclocking components before hitting max safe temp). I really doubt this is the carpets fault.
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andibandit  +   590d ago
You shouldnt anger all the carpet experts in here
feraldrgn  +   591d ago
Get it off the carpet for proper testing.
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Duke19  +   591d ago
Sucks for them, but I'm honestly surprised how few hardware incidents we have heard about from any of the next gen consoles.

Hardware failures happen, and while unfortunate I think its impressive how few launch users are having issues. (knocking on wood while typing this)
GW212  +   590d ago
I'm with you on that. It's a brand new piece of hardware that had to be produced in very high volumes in a relatively short time frame. You cannot name another piece of equipment with similar complexity that has ever been manufactured in similar volumes/time frames.
ExtoVert  +   590d ago
seriously!!! everyone should know by now no matter the console or any electronic device should NOT be place on the carpet or any enclose area while being used. always place it in an open area or have enough room to ventilat properly.
mmj  +   590d ago
It looks like a manufacturing fault.
NeoTribe  +   590d ago
Who puts electronics on top of static electricity conducting materials? Nm, this guy does.
Ozmoses  +   590d ago
That's an HDMI cable shake issue... it happens every so often to me on various components hooked up with HDMI...

when you go to the source it gets fuzzy and blanks in and out... you just cycle through the source selection and come back... works like a charm afterwards...

but yeah this dude is an idiot for keeping it on the carpet.

but, nothing more than a minor HDMI sync issue that is fixed by switching the source and switching back.
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monkey48  +   590d ago
This guy is an idiot, in the quick start on ps4 it says to lay it on a flat surface for ventilation. He has it on his carpet. Also a good thing about ps4's engineering I say when I was playing last night was its on little stands to help the bottom get air. This wasn't the case on ps3. Ps4's are going to be a powerful long lasting machines.
Mugen_mind  +   590d ago
Sorry to the guy who made this video because he can't play his system but you brought this on yourself for putting the PS4 on carpet. I work on electronics and the first thing you learn is that static electricity is bad i.e. you walking on carpet will create static electricity.
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