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#136 Houtei

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 17:13

Have any gaming journalists reported having problems with their review consoles? 

 

 

Yeah, early adopters beware.

Pretty sure I read that Kotakus first ps4 was bad but the rest were fine and IGN had one bad one.




#137 DexMorgan

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 17:28

I got my BF4 bundle from amazon and I can say these reviews on amazon are really true - my console was not working out of the box. I only managed to unbox it - connect everything supper carrefully (reading manual) but once I pressed the power button the blue light kept pulsing and nothing showed on the TV.

 

I've already printed return label from amazon and sending it back on Monday for a refund. I just wonder if amazon got really bad batch of consoles or it's wide spread issue.



#138 trooper11

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 19:06

I feel pretty lucky at this point, I don't want to jinx it :laugh:

#139 Thief000

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 19:14

Three US people on my friends list that bought a PS4 had a DOA one too, but not from Amazon. One was from GameStop and the other two from Best Buy.
I wonder what will happen on the 29th in Europe if this problem really is that widespread.

http://www.planetext...-thermal-images

Interesting thermal imagery here: 140*F (60*C) is still very hot and it is very single point oriented.

#140 vetneufuse

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 19:30

all I have is a blinking blue light and a "no video signal" on the TV.... yep.... going great......



#141 Nilus

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 19:43

Is there any word from Sony on these failures? Unbelievable amount of failure reports cropping up now it is not isolated incidents like they would have you believe.

Kind of dreading receiving mine at the end of the month if I receive a dud I will be pi**ed.

#142 jerzdawg

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 23:32

all I have is a blinking blue light and a "no video signal" on the TV.... yep.... going great......

That sux, hopefully you can get a replacement quickly.

Off topic
just got back from target and played a demo of FIFA. I def love the feel of the ds4

#143 +AJerman

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 23:45

Yeah, that does suck that some of you are having problems. I'd be pretty annoyed if I had a launch day console and it was DOA. Thankfully everything seems to be working on mine. Hopefully the issues will be sorted soon and it will just be an issue with them perfecting their process. I'm sure most everyone here knows how easy it is to mess up one small thing in the assembly process and end up with defective systems. Just look at the 360's RROD issues.



#144 Thief000

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:41

RUHROH...
Amazon suppresses PS4 sales; DOA systems may be at fault
http://gotgame.com/2...sses-ps4-sales/

#145 Juddy

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:07

Just read this. 

 

F o x c o n n    I n t e r n    C l a i m s    t o    H a v e   S a b o t a g e d    P S 4    M a n u f a c t u r e

#146 Thief000

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:09

Just read this. 
 
F o x c o n n    I n t e r n    C l a i m s    t o    H a v e   S a b o t a g e d    P S 4    M a n u f a c t u r e


Yes and http://gotgame.com/2...sses-ps4-sales/
The failure rates are going to be MUCH higher than 0.4% if true.

#147 vetFourjays

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:22

Three US people on my friends list that bought a PS4 had a DOA one too, but not from Amazon. One was from GameStop and the other two from Best Buy.
I wonder what will happen on the 29th in Europe if this problem really is that widespread.

http://www.planetext...-thermal-images

Interesting thermal imagery here: 140*F (60*C) is still very hot and it is very single point oriented.

Looked at these last night and they are quite interesting. Going on my PC knowledge, 60'C seems very hot for anywhere but the chip surface itself. Would like to see the PS3/360 analysed in the same way for comparison though. Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "it is very single point oriented"? That the heat is in one corner?

I wish we could get a clearer picture as to how many DOA PS4's there are out of the total sold. I suspect it is more than 0.4%, but how many more?

#148 Thief000

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:32

It means that the heat is very focussed around a single area (which of course is logical with an APU design). But 60*C is VERY hot inside an electronic device, especially one so small that has all the connectivity at the location of the heat dissipation.
The upright position of the PS4 is also not quite handy either as it allows heat from the APU at the bottom to rise and congest within the case a lot more as there are no slits for heat dissipation there. They should have put more there like on the Xbox One. That's why the Xbox One has a big grill directly above the APU HSF and doesn't advise putting it upright (even though it does appear to have grills on the sides unlike the PS4).

#149 George P

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:32

Looked at these last night and they are quite interesting. Going on my PC knowledge, 60'C seems very hot for anywhere but the chip surface itself. Would like to see the PS3/360 analysed in the same way for comparison though. Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "it is very single point oriented"? That the heat is in one corner?

I wish we could get a clearer picture as to how many DOA PS4's there are out of the total sold. I suspect it is more than 0.4%, but how many more?

 

Yes, that's what he means, all the heat is in one area/point and not really spread out.   That's not too surprising as that area should be where the APU is located and where all the hot air collects and is pushed out the back.   Still, if it's collecting to a high degree then it could also indicate not enough air flow.   I think it's interesting that it's different when vertical and horizontal as well.  Seems like it's best to have it vertical going from those images.



#150 Steven P.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:39

Cheers, I put it on the front page and linked to your post (Y)





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