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Reports: PlayStation 4 HDMI Jack May Be Prone To Malfunctioning

Unfortunately, we're already hearing about defective PlayStation 4 units.

 So far, the reported problems all seem to involve the HDMI output of the system, as IGN has reported.

An IGN retail PS4 console stopped outputting through HDMI after the user started downloading Netflix, and Kotaku's first retail system also had a faulty HDMI jack. Then there are some NeoGAF users who, thanks to the Taco Bell "Play the Future First" promotion, already have their PS4s. They're reporting similar HDMI-related output issues, which is concerning. So far, Sony has been responsive to warranty claims so the affected users are getting replacement consoles.

Even so, it's probably not the kind of press Sony wants. There are typically a few snafus with all new electronic hardware, but we were hoping that with the more conventional architecture, these systems would be mostly reliable. We'll have to see what Sony says about this HDMI problem.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 reliability, ps4 broken systems

11/13/2013 10:45:42 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (92 posts)

Temjin001
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:03:27 PM
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man if this was just random internet dudes amidst millions of consoles out there I wouldn't care. but this seems like it could be real bad when news like this is coming from a seemingly small sample group. where one of which is a massive gaming site like Kotaku. Brace for impact. This may get ugly real fast

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Karosso
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 9:40:43 AM

That's so true, one more reason for me not to touch it(My wife uses Netflix and Hulo Plus all the time) until the summer vacation next year.
Hopefully this is related to software and not hardware, and wont blow out of proportion.

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telly
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 11:06:51 AM

I hope you're wrong but I'm worried you're right. I'm gonna be SO bummed if my PS4 arrives busted tomorrow.

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Akuma07
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 8:33:49 PM

This news has been blown way out of proportion, and it is really disappointing to see the news sites reporting on it asif it is the YLOD all over again.

Less than 0.4% of currently available consoles are defective in some way, as reported by Sony themselves. They are already aware of the problems, they are upholding peoples warranties and are looking into the problems.

This is WELL within expected margins for a product launch.

Also, to give some perspective. Something like 2000-5000 PS4's have been released. With only 5 reported to be defective.

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cLoudou
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:03:40 PM
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Uh Oh spaghetti-ohs.

/simpsons.gif

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Cabalavatar1
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:07:06 PM
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If the issue were small, I wouldn't care, but not outputting to HDMI renders the console essentially useless.
That'll have to get fixed ASAP.

I'm going to hope that the advanced consoles are like frees for books: they're incomplete and still require final passes for errors.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:10:35 PM
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Meh this type of thing comes out for every new console. It literally scared me intobuying my one and only warranty on any cconsole, for the PS3. Needless to say my PS3 along with many others were never plagued with any early malfunctions. However I will admit 2 years later I got the ylod. But that seemed tphappen way later Iin the consoles life cycle and wasnt relative at launch.

If a faulty hdmi jack is the worst of it, Id say this isnt a big deal and the PS4 will be completely reliable. Guess I can elaborate more on Friday when I get mine.

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Xombito
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:41:41 PM

Agreed. My question is does this happen after downloading Netflix or at random?

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:28:46 AM

Good question. Why is netflix involved or rather how?

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Xombito
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 2:26:19 AM

IGN's PS4 went out after downloading Netflix. I wonder if that's how it happened with the others?

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Beamboom
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 3:44:26 AM

Not getting any picture out of your box "isn't a big deal"? What could possibly be a bigger deal? :D

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berserk
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 5:22:41 AM

1 thing for sure about netflix , i m not downloading it .I ll simply use it on my ps3 .

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 11:17:18 AM

You're making it sound worse than it is Beam. Sorry im an optimist.

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coverton341
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 3:15:34 PM

Here's the thing, there is a limited quantity out in the field right now. There is a very high active-to-faulty sample ratio in the field. An HDMI output error is as bad as Beam is making it sound, I mean if you can't see the output on the TV screen that is pretty major yes? I understand being an optimist and wanting to believe that Sony isn't going to let a huge issue like this go out into the consumer market place, but to just dismiss no HDMI output as "one of those things" is a little silly.

Maybe it's just the first run system that where released before major production, like the Taco Bell units and the store demo units and review units. If it is a major issue that is affecting a large majority of launch units though this is going to be bad. It will be comparable to the RROD issue with early XBOX 360 units and I guarantee Microsoft and all the fanboys who bought 6, 7, 8 or more 360 will have a field day with it.

And, who's to blame them? Didn't most people who prefer Sony systems say that they were dumb for buying so many units when there was a 33% fault rate? So, if this is as large of a failure as the limited sample size suggests, are we just going to say "Oh well, things like this happen" and ignore that 7 years ago we were laughing at people buying multiple 360s?

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JROD0823
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 4:30:15 PM

You guys are blowing this issue way out of proportion.

Settle down, and wait until a couple million other users get to have a say in the matter.

I don't use Netflix, and have no interest in ever using it, so I'm not worried in the slightest about HDMI problems.

Whether or not the issue is actually related to Netflix, I've NEVER had a Sony product fail on me in any fashion in the 20+ years I've been getting them.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 6:34:24 PM

Coverton sorry its not that big of an issue. Sony has already said that less than .04% of PS4 consoles are currently affected. Umm that number is pretty dang small, even right now with the limited amount out there. Plus we are not talking about a collosal system failure. People are calling these bricked systems however I cant agree with thay logic based on an hdmi jack.

People are over reacting, the media in particular and you guys are biting on it. Until solid numbers come in showing more than 5% of consumers having this problem (even 5% is to high) this isnt a serious issue. As of right now its so far from it.

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kraygen
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:25:40 PM
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Sadly I've felt that sony was rushing the ps4 from the get go and it doesn't change my mind when every comment they've made has been, "we couldn't have that feature available at launch, but will eventually."

Then this happens and you just have to shake your head and be glad you decided to wait for Infamous.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:35:58 PM

To me if the console plays games who cares about the rest being there at launch. Honestly im not going to listen to mp3's on my PS4 im going to play Killzone...

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Harerazer
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 10:37:29 AM

Or waited for Driveclub (for the ones like me who couldn't care less for Infamous).

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kraygen
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 3:18:27 PM

I often listen to mp3's while I play games. Especially certain types of games. Racing games for example often have terrible music, but the music I love really gets me in the zone for racing.

If a game on ps3 had bad music and I wanted my music, but didn't allow custom tracks, I'd mute the music on the game, turn on my computer, and turn on pandora or some of my own custom tracks.

Being able to listen to my mp3's during gameplay should be standard, it's not hard and it should have been done.

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Knightzane
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:26:07 PM
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So long as 76% of the ps4's aren't breaking, then its all good.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:36:55 PM

As long as mines the only one that doesnt have an issue, then its all good...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:35:56 PM
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*flips over a table*

They ones shipping for Xmas better be fixed.

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BigT_1980
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:48:07 PM
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One user which I believe was a NeoGAF user took out the hard drive put in another one and the PS4 booted up. The PS4 asked to reformat the hard drive so he shut it down to stop the reformat. He then put the original hard drive but in and the system booted up in a safe mode and after that process was complete it start working normally again.

I don't know if his issue was different from all the other issues, but before he did this he was experiencing the same type of symptoms. I was this entire process live on Twitch.

This may not be an issue with the HDMI Port.

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Brighat
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:50:49 PM
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Darn, my laptop's t button refuses to work. Gateway's products are shoddy.

As soon as IGN broke the news, 12 year old boys hopped up on Jolt Cola and in need of discipline ran in to start the console wars once again. IGN is up to 6000 comments from horny and hungry adolescents males who have nothing else to do but visit IGN and make a nuisance of themselves.

Add in two other sites where some of the biggest jokes for video gamers reside (Kotaku and NeoGAF) and it could be bad for Sony if this is a widespread issue. I hope that maybe all of this is BS. I'll find out Friday.

I think I might splurge on a $60 in-store warranty plan in order to get another console right away if something goes awry. Not like there are any games I'm dying to play right away.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:59:54 PM

glad they changed their headline. it first read something that it breaks displays or some misleading crap like that.

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Brighat
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:03:39 AM

Guess they wanted to be first with the news.

7000 comments now. At this rate, 20,000 by 1 A.M. EST

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firesoul453
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:08:35 AM
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1 year warranty from sony + 1 year warranty from credit card company = 2 years worry free!

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H8WL3R
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:18:43 AM
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Personally, I tend to wait it out when it comes to most hardware and software, in case of glitches (especially major ones), and eventually more compact redesigns and price drops. I do like the look and the size, from what I've read and seen online and print, it doesn't seem too massive.
What I'm thinking about doing though, which is what I've usually done and what's likely going to happen, is to start my PS4 collection when some of the games I really want go down in price and maybe get the actual PS4 after at least the first price drop or a good value bundle/sale is made available at an opportune time.... hopefully any hardware issues will be ironed out and functionality is increased and well established.

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H8WL3R
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:35:05 AM

Oh and besides as far as PS3 and I go, we aren't finished yet! I have many games, many unopened currently and still quite a few to add to my collection. They should keep me plenty occupied 'til I get started on my PS4 library and have a PS4 console.
I consider myself lucky in that regard. :)
Now if we were all astoundingly lucky we'd all have the games we want regardless of platform with corresponding console, but generally I've felt fortunate and well taken care of to be part of the PlayStation family, save for the few exclusives or games that I've read run noticeably better on competing platforms. :P
Still though, I shouldn't complain much gaming wise!

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:35:07 AM
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I cant see this being a major issues especially with the r&d time. Not only that but this would seem like a relatively minor thing what with this not being an issue with past consoles

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akmdpc
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:43:28 AM
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I'm not so sure. I'm on my 3rd Sony PS 3D Monitor. The first died within a year and was replaced with a refurbished one under warranty. It came with a 3 month warranty and died after maybe 10 months. I was otherwise very happy with the size and screen quality so I purchased the 3rd, which I'm using now.

I also had the first PS3 wireless headset and the mic SUCKED. I'm now using the Pulse Elite and it's 800x better.

It just seems different Sony products have varying levels of quality. I pray my PS4 is issue free but at this point, I wouldn't be surprised.

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H8WL3R
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:53:20 AM

Oh I understand, my 24" 3D Sony display didn't quite last 30 days if I recall correctly, although I did like the quality and thought the size was decent for the space. It was also a boxing week sale and it cost only a fraction of the original price at 100$ CA plus tax (which I thought was a near steal at the time) and I also added the PRP (Product Replacement Plan), which was used for it's return to the store. This was from Future Shop. Alas I ended up reverting back to my 27" Electrohome LCD TV again until the RCA 40" LED Full HD x3 HDMI TV I bought to replace it. I've had the RCA since August.

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Draguss
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:46:14 AM
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And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I never buy a console on release.

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H8WL3R
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:54:02 AM
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One of the reasons I'm likely to hold off too.
@Draguss, oops meant this as a reply to your comment.

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Banky A
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 1:06:43 AM
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Good jesus and the negatives keep rolling in

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Ignitus
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 1:11:59 AM
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That's why it is a bad idea to buy a console at launch.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 2:21:36 AM

Whys that? Theres a 1 year warranty from Sony, you can purchase extended warranties, and thats all assuming the worst. I dont see the downside in maybe not having it for a couple weeks rather than being without it for an unknown amount of time until one is finally purchased.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:27:58 PM

I never pay for warranties, I can barely afford the console ya know?

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 1:57:06 PM

The idea is that its there. You dont have to Sony has you covered for a year regardless.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 2:36:47 PM

I don't think it's a year.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 6:35:22 PM

My PS3 had a year from Sony, guess im just assuming. I think Amazon gave me 30 days too.

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Dreno
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 1:48:00 AM
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I just won't download Netflix on my ps4. (I've got a roku for that anyway).

And if it still happens, I'll hit Sony up and get it replaced from their 1 year warranty, but I'll probably also but the 1 year warranty from GAMESTOP.which is where my pie order is at.

I can't wait for tomorrow night.

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___________
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 2:50:56 AM
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nice to see $onys woeful history in reliability is living up to its reputation!
at least its not the optical drive though as it normally is........

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 3:17:03 AM
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Well that's a bummer. Glad I decided to wait. Hopefully they get it sorted out sooner rather than later. I don't want to wait too long before I get one. Launch problems seem common these days. Even the mighty Nintendo known for their uber reliability had issues with the Wii U. Sucker froze on me every play session at least twice. No matter the game or app. Took a few firmware updates to sort it out.

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Beamboom
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 3:47:32 AM
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Of all the things that could go wrong... The HDMI port?
It's borderline unbelievable. I'd rather think it is a software (system) failure that will be fixed with a patch. I mean... A malfunctioning HDMI port?!

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Crabba
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 3:27:32 PM

Yeah that's pretty crazy, how did Sony NOT see this problem WAY before release?!?

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PlatformGamerNZ
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 4:33:21 AM
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yeah that is a little bit worrying i hope my ps4's HDMI works properly other wise i'll have a ps4 and now screen and so i will be useless effectively

happy gaming =)

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Ishkur
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 5:21:26 AM
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It's all a conspiracy by Sony to show how useful their "background downloading" feature is. .. :D

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berserk
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 5:27:36 AM
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Look like i ll use my own hdmi cable ( just useless on my 360 anyway ) and won t download netflix ( already have it on ps3 anyway ) .

Not taking any chances . Hopefully it s one of those 2 things that broke it and not really the HDMI output of the system that is the problem .

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Xzer0
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 5:55:03 AM
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There is a method how to fix that problem.Turn off ps4, take out hdd from ps4, run the consloe it will automatically turn on in safe mode (it will ask to insert hdd), turn off console and put in hdd an then turn in it again , then in safe mode you can restore data, wait till it done after restart you can play your ps4 again.

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Beamboom
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 7:03:51 AM

If that's true then it's definitely a software problem, and not the HDMI port itself. Ergo, this can be fixed with a patch.

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BigT_1980
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 7:43:12 AM

I watched the guy who fixed his PS4 on a live stream do this. I wish Ben and other journalist would do a public service and update their articles.

This fix would save many people affected with this issue from have to send in their consoles. I wonder if the actual issue is related to the background firmware update not installing correctly, or a possible bug in it causing the system to lock up. Or maybe since some one claimed it happened while downloading Netflix, this could be a result of multiple background updates.

Either way as I stated shortly after the article posted this does appear to be a HDMI issue.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 10:02:26 AM

Journalists likely will not say any such thing, because it's not a fix-all. Just because one person fixed it doing this doesn't mean it's a fix, and Sony gets annoyed when people outside the company start telling consumers to how to fix their products.

That's because it usually just results in more broken systems.

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BigT_1980
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 11:04:32 AM

I understand this may or may not be a fix all. I'm curious to know if every person that performs these steps, if it corrects the issue.

I wonder if Sony will reveal the real cause for these failures. Based on what I personally seen I am curious if this issue has anything to do with background downloads.

Again I feel this issue is not related to the HDMI port.

I would also like to apologize for being accusatory. I regret my choice of words in my last comment.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 11:14:33 AM

Considering this "fix" doesnt involve anything extreme and only puts the system in a safe mode, and takes you through steps to restore data, its not anything Sony wouldnt do if you had them on the phone. Who knows maybe thats where the fox actually came from.

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Beamboom
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 4:54:41 PM

I agree with Big, I don't see how this can break anything either. It's just a "hard reset", sort to speak.
If I experienced these problems on my PS4 I'd not have any quarrels with trying this tip.

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Clamedeus
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 6:19:10 AM
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So far this is from a small sample size. Hopefully it's only in small isolated cases or so.

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Clamedeus
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 6:49:02 AM

Supposedly 22,000 PS4s are out in the wild. and 6 of them have issues.

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Solid Fantasy
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 7:10:43 AM
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This could prove extremely problematic. This brings back memories of the "disc read error" shenanigan. Maybe is M$ staged ordeal or bad fluke. Otherwise this could force a real left turn on the PS4s behalf.

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PC_Max
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 9:24:43 AM
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Yep, its unfortunate, but like others.. waiting has always been my policy.

BUT yes, I understand its to do with the HDD fragmentation. Something that probably happened in the building/testing process and it fixable. Some have already suggested the fix here, but I suspect Sony's patch MAY fix it so you will not have to go through the process of taking the drive out and such.

Hopefully for the launch buyers this will be sorted for you all, if you get the same problem, on the day of the launch with Sony's patch. Or at least an official step-by-step to fix it.

Keep playing and hope it works out!

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Brighat
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 11:14:24 AM
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Shuhei Yoshida tweeted that these cases are isolated and while I believe him, I'm still going to pay a 2 year $60 insurance policy at Future Shop just to cover my ass. I had issues with my launch 60 GB PS3 in 2007. I'd rather let FS deal with it for my sake.

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Clamedeus
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 11:40:40 AM

Agreed, you never know so be prepared is what i say. :D

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 3:31:03 PM

Absolutely. I always put extended warranties on new electronics products.

Those who deify such products erroneously believe that nothing will go wrong...and with new hardware of any kind, that's a big risk.

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Crabba
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 3:35:19 PM

Why buy a $60 insurance for a launch issue?? Anything related to launch issues will happen WELL in time to either just replace it at the store, and then you will still have the 1 year regular warranty period for any other issues.

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Akuma07
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 8:40:49 PM

Extended warranties are largely a waste of money. Unless you plan on damaging your product yourself, even then there are various things that the warranty company WON'T fix even if you have extended warranty. it is just a cash grab from the warranty company, and a lot of the time after a certain period of time, the warranty company will shut it's doors and then open up under a new name, voiding previous warranties.

It is largely publicised in Australia that consumer law protects us from most of the things we would worry about.

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Brighat
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 9:35:19 PM

When I show up Friday morning, I'll ask what options are available. I'd like to get a replacement machine as soon as possible if I end up getting a lemon. Launch consoles are like that, sadly.

45000 comments from hypocritical Xbots who owned 8 360s now. These brats are a joke.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 9:47:14 PM

Crabba: Not the point. If it breaks and it's still under manufacturer warranty, I have to send it out to Sony. I might get it back in 6-8 weeks, maybe. And maybe it'll be right.

If it breaks and I've got an extended warranty at GameStop or Best Buy or wherever, they give me a new machine immediately. It'd take less than an hour to change out the machine, and I'm guaranteed of getting a new one.

Akuma: Not sure what the deal is with Australia, but the warranties here are pretty clear. I'm not worried about GameStop "closing its doors" and being unable to provide me with a new replacement.

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Condemnedsoul23
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 11:24:54 AM
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Bummer

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 11:53:27 AM
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WOW, Xbox fans are really happy about this.

I wouldn't let it bother me if I was getting one on launch, the 30 day warranty will cover it if it's showing up so soon.

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telly
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:05:43 PM

To say nothing of the irony that early-gen 360s had a failure rate of nearly 100 percent, what is WRONG with the kind of people who take pleasure in someone else's highly-anticipated item not working? Good GRIEF the "console wars" mentality is twisted.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:16:10 PM

lol good point, they are like "Yayyy, Sony fans might possibly feel as awful as we felt!"

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Akuma07
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 8:38:16 PM

Xbox fans are acting like the PS4 is finished. Which just proves how pathetic they are. 0.4% failure rate so far, compared to the 30-50% failure rate of the 360.

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slow and smart
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:21:53 PM
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That's all in the game with new gen game machines,look at all the xbox 360 problems,so it can happen,luckily it's sony they will fix it fast and with great service,but when it happens to you well....shit happens


i will wait till about march i guess before i buy a ps4,i still trust Sony to have a great reliability,xbox on the other hand i will never trust after the 360 crap

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tes37
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 12:38:15 PM
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I hope there's nothing wrong with my PS4 or the ones that y'all end up with. I have four games that I'm ready to play and the only problem I want to deal with is which one to play first.

An extended warranty is going to be the next purchase I make for the PS4. Good luck everyone, even though I don't think you need it.

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wambo
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 2:05:52 PM
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just been on ign an the amount of comments on there i've seen saying ps4 is dead and a faliure, an also saying this is the end of sony is damn right disgraceful!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 3:32:04 PM

The IGN comment section has been a refuse heap for years now. If you feel like being embarrassed to be a gamer, read those comments.

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telly
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 3:39:56 PM

It's reached a point where their EIC has formally announced plans to start heavily monitoring and regulating comments. It's just out of control over there.

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Akuma07
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 8:37:09 PM

They announced those plans months ago. They literally did nothing. They know they can't police it. The article about the defective PS4's has received 40,000+ comments in 24 hours. 95% of it is trolls.

The main problem with the site is trolls. and Xbox fanboys.

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Crabba
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 9:10:40 PM

"The main problem with the site is trolls. and Xbox fanboys."

You're saying there's a difference?

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Brighat
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 9:45:15 PM

Don't click on any links on the comments section. You could get a nasty surprise...or a virus I reckon. IGN has a lot of little heathens hiding behind their PCs.

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Akuma07
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 11:15:51 PM

No, no difference at all. Ahaha.

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JROD0823
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 4:39:31 PM
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All of you negative Nancys on here need to change your tampons, and drop this doom and gloom BS. The damn PS4 hasn't even released yet, and you're all so ready to just write it off as being a rushed failure.

Are we still in elementary school, or are we adults?

If you fall into the latter category, then you better damn well start acting like one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 7:42:34 PM

You must be reading things wrong.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 8:19:51 PM

No, I think hes right to a certain degree. While most people are being objective, theres a high percentage still acting like this is some how affecting them. Or on a more dramatic level, the PS4 is failing and it hasnt even reached home doors yet. They are acting like the system blows up and cant be repaired.

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Akuma07
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 8:35:51 PM

He is right. I feel the same frustration as him. SOOOOO many people are about to cancel pre orders because of this news. Because literally a handful of PS4's are defective.

I can't wait to see how many Xbox Ones are DOA.

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Akuma07
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 8:34:36 PM
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This news has been blown way out of proportion, and it is really disappointing to see the news sites reporting on it asif it is the YLOD all over again.

Less than 0.4% of currently available consoles are defective in some way, as reported by Sony themselves. They are already aware of the problems, they are upholding peoples warranties and are looking into the problems.

This is WELL within expected margins for a product launch.

Also, to give some perspective. Something like 2000-5000 PS4's have been released. With only 5 reported to be defective.

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Crabba
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 9:16:23 PM

Well, don't you find it a bit odd that both IGN's test console and other gamenews sites consoles like kotaku and whatnot happen to be part of the .4%?

Seems to me according to the fixes some have posted that it's a general software issue that would then logically affect all consoles, but could also easily be fixed by a patch of course, maybe even on launch day?!

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Clamedeus
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 9:01:55 PM
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http://kotaku.com/good-news-about-our-once-broken-ps4-1464813671

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Crabba
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 9:27:35 PM

So apparently in their case it was actually a hardware issue, so I guess it remains to be seen how common that issue will be tomorrow...

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Akuma07
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 11:17:46 PM

Wow. THAT was the issue?

Kotaku could have fixed it themselves.

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Destino813
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 4:51:08 PM
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Unfortunately I was a victim of the HDMI problem I connected my console started it up and got no signal to my tv just got a pulsing blue light on the system...i call sony and they make me do a couple of trouble shooting methods they had (that did not work) they tell me I have to send it in for repair,so now I'm waiting for them to send me a box so I can send them the console!

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