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November 15, 2013 // 12:21 am - Following up on the previous PS4 RLOD and PS4 Freezing & Overheating reports, today a new batch of PlayStation 4 bricking (such as THIS one) and failures has surfaced alongside a PS4 Launch Errors List and Fixes below.

To quote: Here's a list of issues plaguing the PlayStation 4 at launch, and how to fix them.

Astro A50s: Cannot Hear Other People Speaking

Everything appears to be hunky-dory with the Astro A50s, with the sound coming through the headphones just as you would expect, except for received chat audio. You can talk through the headset, but you can't hear others speaking.

A possible fix for this issue is to do the following:

1. Hold Home Button
2. Adjust Devices
3. Output to headphones -> All Audio

DualShock 4 R1 Button Sticking

There are several reports that units of the DualShock 4 appear to sport defective R1 buttons. After just a few hours of play, the R1 button seems to stick.

Remember to keep your receipt so you can return these to the store for an exchange.

PS4 Won't Turn On, Bricking Issue

There been a few reports that players who received their PS4 via the Taco Bell contest doesn't properly turn on, or off (once you manage to get it running). Here's what the symptoms are like:

The PS4 won't show a picture, but the blue light pulses. It tries to load data from the hard disk drive, but it doesn't - so it doesn't load into the operating system.

Here's a not-so-simple fix that appears to alleviate the issue:

1. You have to unplug your HDD
2. Boot the console without HDD and it will load Safe Mode (white lightbar) and asks for a HDD
3. Turn off, plug in the HDD again and boot the console again
4. PS4 will boot into Safe Mode again and you can recover now the necessary OS Data, PS4 will start again and will boot into OS again.

From Here is What You Can Do When The PS4 Does Not Boot

A Twitch user ( recently faced a problem with his PlayStation 4. The console wouldn’t switch on and was essentially bricked. However, there are solutions for fixing this issue.

First off, check your HDMI signal. If that doesn’t work, switch off your console and remove the HDD. Boot up in Safe Mode (indicated by a white lightbar on the controller) and when prompted for an HDD, turn the console off, plug the HDD in and then turn the console on again. It will again appear in Safe Mode and will recover the OS data before starting up like normal.

If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to format your HDD and reinstall the relevant firmware. Keep in mind that the Twitch user above faced issues even with the prescribed steps. Make sure to get your HDD checked in that case.

From on the percentage of broken PlayStation 4 systems:

A Sony representative has provided the following statement to IGN: "A handful of people have reported issues with their PlayStation 4 systems. This is within our expectations for a new product introduction, and the vast majority of PS4 feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We are closely monitoring for additional reports, but we think these are isolated incidents and are on track for a great launch.

There have been several problems reported, which leads us to believe there isn’t a singular problem that could impact a broader percentage of systems. The number of affected systems represents less than .4% of shipped units to date, which is within our expectations for a new product introduction."

Correction: Note that the statement originally provided to IGN by Sony mistakenly said ".04%." A Sony representative has now confirmed to IGN that this figure was provided in error, and it has been corrected to ".4%."

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#19 - zazoon - November 15, 2013 // 9:53 am
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4% is to much ! LOL on $ony ! and made in China ! ugh ugh. What the %#$& happened to "made in japan" ?!?

Google : where is the ps4 being made ! If true , i just dont have a nice word for $ony !!!

#18 - niwakun - November 15, 2013 // 8:16 am
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God, Day 1 of PS4 and many of them seeing hardware related issues. Oh god Made in China.

#17 - zecoxao - November 15, 2013 // 5:11 am
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Quote Originally Posted by drphuz View Post
Um i'm no math teacher, but .04% is FOUR PERCENT ........ .4% written mathematically correct is .40% which is FOURTY percent.

HMMMMMM. He had it right the first time. Unless they expect massive hardware failures.

you're smoking heavy doses of weed then.

#16 - drphuz - November 14, 2013 // 9:43 pm
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Um i'm no math teacher, but .04% is FOUR PERCENT ........ .4% written mathematically correct is .40% which is FOURTY percent.

HMMMMMM. He had it right the first time. Unless they expect massive hardware failures.

#15 - elser1 - November 14, 2013 // 8:45 pm
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man I bet mine dies when I get it in 2 weeks. lol i will be so angry. i'd expect a replacement and a refund. hopefully they will all be worked out when aus launches anyways

#14 - ezzitdus - October 29, 2013 // 9:38 am
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got 2 ylod first on the fattie and think I broke 1 slim model. playing like 19h bf3 .hoop tps4 is better protected to heat!

#13 - Tidusnake666 - October 28, 2013 // 3:47 am
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Had my nearly launch day phat ps3 running till now with no probs, although I gamed heavily on it. Whereareas xbox360 died in two weeks.

#12 - PSGamer24 - October 21, 2013 // 4:44 pm
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Report is wrong. They say its NOT overheating, it was the game disc. Besides that, do people really expect all consoles to run perfectly? Any type of electronics has a fail rate, PS4 and XBone will be no different.

#11 - mushy409 - October 18, 2013 // 8:00 pm
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Sony never learn...

Build things from cheese, stick them in an oven and they will break!

#10 - tilla - October 18, 2013 // 5:54 pm
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Once again, putting something in an enclosed box is going to kill ANY cooling solution, what the hell were they expecting?

This isn't an issue. They PS4 shuts down to prevent overheating damage, which will absolutely occur when put in an enclosed space. It uses fans to cool so it needs airflow.