Josh from Start Replay has discovered a very weird hardware glitch with Sony's PS4. Watch the video of this odd new encounter.
this is for the people who says that batman have no super-powers xD
Haha! Very true
thats really crazy, maybe thats fake.. :) looks legit.. but what could be the reason..? maybe only that PS4 will do that, he must try with other one!
Why touch sensitive buttons anyway? It's a freaking button not like a smart phone where you are constantly touching it
Touch sensitive button is a button which uses skin conductivity to make an electric connection to give the device a signal to act. A specific bit of electricity in the air can emulate that connection. This also can be achieved by anyone with very strong chi(years of tai chi training for example).
So if Bruce Lee would be alive he could activate PS4 from 10 metres? :D
there could be a fourth person actually presing options and 'eject disk' in the backgrgound.....
@minimur12 You can obviously see that nobody is messing with the ps4 menu. if you press options, it brings up the menu on the right side, which NEVER shows up. Good hustle though.
Its just static.
just like the first ps3 (no slim models) the eject/power buttons are all heat active, you don't physically press any of them down.
magnetic discharge also called as ESD.
Yeah it has to be an effect of an inductive field from the light.
that's kind of hilarious.
It could be the specific wavelength of the light effecting the laser sensor in the disk tray and causing a read error that auto ejects the disk. Try laying the PS4 flat and holding the light directly above the disk drive so that the light cannot get into the tray opening. See if it still ejects. If it does then it is most likely static discharge (ESD) as mentioned by masterfox.
At first I wondered if this was click bait but then I watched the video. This is truly odd. Also... Na na na na na BATMAN!!
The unnecessary outbursts of laughter make this video annoying to watch.
They're excited dude, let 'em be. Discoveries like this can be quite entertaining - especially when first discovered. :)
It's a curious discovery, worth the laughes :P
Gawd, for all we know he could of actually touched the button with the light. On a side note: does this guy get up in the morning, put on a tshirt then procesd to fold up each sleeve? Why?! Trying to show off those killer guns of his? LOL
Still doesn't explain why the disc was spitting back in and back out when he was trying to insert the disk with the lamp just sitting there. Who knows, weird is weird.
Small things amuse small minds.
Holding the lamp once or twice over the PS4 was alright but to continue doing it and laughing is childish. Then down the road he will start to bitch because his PS4 is not working. Or he will bitch about breaking that cool Batman lamp.
you can use remote control to reject disc.
nice i didnt know the ps4 could reject a disc
Didn't even know there was a remote control...
Everyone has played Second Son and First Light by now and should know how well the PS4 can use the power of Neon.
Except neon emits a red or pink color, sodium vapor emits a yellow color ;) Chemistry people!!! :)
Clearly magnetic fields are coming into play. Touch sensitive buttons or screens like you see on your smart phone work by quantum tunneling.. basically smallest particles in the air are pushed together from the force of movement in this case the neon light and the eject button.particles get pushed together making contact.
Partially right. Electromagnetic fields are in fact coming into play. First we need to understand how touch screens work. On your phone there are two layers of electrodes with a gap of air in between them. The top layer of electrodes are negatively charged and the bottom layer is positively charged. Without getting too much into detail, basically when your positively charged finger touches the screen, it acts as a switch to change the charge of the electrodes on the screen. That allows input to be communicated to the device. So, plasma (heated gases) like the batman light he is using has excited sodium vapor particles (not neon, neon emits a pinkish red) that emits a strong positively charged electromagnetic field. Much stronger than the one our body naturally produces, so it doesn't need to actually come in physical contact with the PS4's touch eject button to change the charge of the electrodes, causing it to eject as if you touched it. Boom. Science bitches. Physics major, plus this type of thing is taught in Chemistry 1.
Surely the electro magnetic field. I wouldn't call it a 'glitch', the neon light is just interfering with it.
I guess it's amusing that you would get this effect, but I take issue with this being referred to as a "glitch". Typically glitches and videos that reveal them are public service announcements or calls to action against the manufacturer. As someone who has worked in product development, research, quality assurance, and then mass production, you wouldn't consider this a manufacturing defect or a glitch. A dynamically small population will have a neon light (especially a Batman one) within range of a game console to have the electromagnetic field affect it, furthermore the generated field is known to anyone who has ever owned a bar and tried to put an arcade directly under a neon light. While I wouldn't be so crass as to say this video doesn't have any value, I would stress that perhaps this shouldn't be labeled a glitch. There are PS4 owners out there who spent large portions of their income to get and enjoy their console and before seeing the video it can raise alarm that you need to watch for something wrong with your own console. I mean from what I've read on the science of the eject button and how neon lights can affect certain fields, it seems to be doing exactly what science would suggest it would do.
Think you may be reading a bit too much into it. But I agree, I wouldn't call this a glitch, just a negative side effect of the technology being used, although a randomly interesting and somewhat educational one. However, I also agree, the chances that a neon sign of any type would be near ones entertainment set up is pretty darn slim, because it affects more than these types of buttons, sometimes with serious consequences and who puts shiny lights anywhere near their TV? This isn't something that any company would say, "OMG, we can't use this tech because of this".
This is normal behaviour. PS4 uses capacitive "touch" buttons, and the neon light ionize the air around or the induction of the HF voltage emitting from the light has made the PS4 believe that the button was pressed. It is not a glitch, it's just how things work.
Same issue I had next to a salt rock lamp, not really an issue the salt rock lamp ionizes the air. I couldn't figure it out for awhile till I turned the lamps off and never happened again.
That's cool and I totally voted for it being Batman in ghost form
Ok, here's the answer. Some of the comments have it right, electromagnetic fields are in fact coming into play. First we need to understand how touch screens work. On your phone there are two layers of electrodes with a gap of air in between them. The top layer of electrodes are negatively charged and the bottom layer is positively charged. Without getting too much into detail, basically when your positively charged finger touches the screen, it acts as a switch to change the charge of the electrodes on the screen. That allows input to be communicated to the device. So, plasma (heated gases) like the batman light he is using has excited sodium vapor particles (not neon, neon emits a pinkish red) that emits a strong positively charged electromagnetic field. Much stronger than the one our body naturally produces, so it doesn't need to actually come in physical contact with the PS4's touch eject button to change the charge of the electrodes, causing it to eject as if you touched it. Boom. Science bitches. You just learned some shit. Physics major, plus this type of thing is taught in Chemistry 1.
Yeah, it's probably either a resistance touch switch which pretty much just turns something on when it comes into contact with something conductive or a capacitive touch sensor. I would almost think that it's a capacitive touch sensor just because of the fact that the light is probably inducing an electric field that could have charge the capacitor and turned it on. Just my guess. I'm an electrical engineer major. I loved learning about this type of stuff. :)
You are right. It uses a capacitive touch sensor. The resistance touch switch wouldnt react in this way. The electromagnetic field wouldnt interact with it in the same way. And with your major you will get to take, or already have taken one of my favorite classes, Circuits and Circuits 2.
EMI Electromagnetic Interference... Move along...
i actually had to open up the bottom case and remove the metal connecting the sensor to the chipset. it would eject in the middle of playing a game. have not had an issue since.
The sensor obviously, i ain't no tech expert but it's definitely the batman light.
A shielding issue is not a glitch. Ughhhh..
Haha It probably uses some sort of capacitive sensor for the touch pad. Therefore if anything with a electric field comes in close proximity, the capicitor could charge up and perform it's task. That's my best guess.
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