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October 15, 2013 // 5:34 pm - We've all heard of the dreaded PS3 YLOD (Yellow Light of Death) syndrome, but today a photo surfaced showing a demo PS4 console overheating and displaying what has been dubbed the Red Line of Death (PS4 RLOD) followed by Sony responding.

To quote: The picture was taken at a PS4 event in Spain and posted by Elotrolado member Homer J. Simpson in his report (via of the event. Here are his complete updated comments (roughly translated from Spanish):

“In terms of sound, practically none, you can hear the fan if you listened closely but nothing exaggerated. they had ventilated consoles and others put in enclosures completely closed that were running from 9am without stopping (we got there at 18:00 in the evening). they were running fine and were quite warm on the surface but nothing like our current generation consoles.

The only exception to that was one console that was completely enclosed in an acrylic case, it was showing a red light (where there would typically be a blue light) and there was a message on the screen that said the console’s temperature was too high. the Acrylic case was opened and within minutes the error message went away and the light went back to its normal color.

These consoles were test units, they seemed fully capable in every way.”

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has responded via Twitter, as follows:

  • Joshua Eldridge (JoshEldridge016): yosp is the red line of death on the PS4 true
  • Shuhei Yoshida (yosp): JoshEldridge016 not true

We’re not entirely sure why he would deem the story “not true” since there is photographic proof. Maybe only devkit models of the PS4 contain the temperature monitoring features. We stand by this story and, hopefully, there will be further updates forthcoming.

Finally, below are some PS4 RLOD (Red Line of Death) videos via YouTube:

PlayStation 4 Red Line of Death (PS4 RLOD) Overheating, Sony Responds

PlayStation 4 Red Line of Death (PS4 RLOD) Overheating, Sony Responds

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#19 - zazoon - November 15, 2013 // 3:53 pm
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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 // 2:16 pm
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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 // 11:11 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 15, 2013 // 3:43 am
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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 15, 2013 // 2:45 am
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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 - PS4 News - November 15, 2013 // 1:43 am
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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%."

Finally, below is a list of PlayStation 4 / PS4 Error Codes (via and Fixes.

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#13 - ezzitdus - October 29, 2013 // 2:38 pm
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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!

#12 - Tidusnake666 - October 28, 2013 // 8:47 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.

#11 - PSGamer24 - October 21, 2013 // 9:44 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.

#10 - mushy409 - October 19, 2013 // 1:00 am
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Sony never learn...

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