PS4 HDMI Failure is user fixable

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  1. Tom Bombadildo
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    Upon Sony's launch of their new consoles, reports have been coming in about faulty HDMI ports, some not outputting signals. Sony had officially stated this only effects .4% of shipped consoles. As it turns out, this issue is self-fixable, and isn't a full-console failure. The culprit? A tiny piece of metal that was supposed to be fleshed with the console.


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    EDIT: The article also mentions what the "Flashing Red Line" means as well, it's an indication of overheating and is meant to protect the console. If you happen to come across this indicator, be sure to move your console to a better ventilated spot (something you should be doing in the first place :teach: )
     
  2. Clarky

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    So some ps4s come with a free puzzle game? Nice
     
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    I don't understand why this always happens like this. The way you are supposed to orient things usually covers all the heat exhaust areas. Why do they not design the heat exhaust to go to places that when the console is set the recommended way, that they aren't covered?
     
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    I'm shocked! A launch day console has a launch day defect? :o Now, in which universe does that ever happen
     
  6. Snailface

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    Terribly misleading picture. Here is a semi-competent pic from my very own functioning ps4:

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    If you notice, the tab is way in the back of the port and would be extremely difficult to bend without damaging the connector tab above it. Anyway, it doesn't matter cause mine works fine. (I used my own cable though)

    PS4 manufacture data.
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    Date: Sept 2013
     
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    Before the 360, a console having problems at launch would've been something unthinkable.
     
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    At least this one is easily fixable.
     
  9. Snailface

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    People, before you start bending that tab down, think twice. That tab is made to stop your hdmi cord head from going too far. I don't think its the problem unless people are shoving it in so hard it pushes over the tab and presses up on the connectors, breaking them.

    Look at my previous post. I have a working PS4.
     
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    And ofcourse, people will never forget about this issue, much like the RRoD and the DVD drives scratching DVD's on the 360.
    Problems which are already have been resolved years ago...
     
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    Err...I'm pretty sure the tab you (and T-Hug) were referring to isn't the tab that's causing the issue, the picture in the OP isn't of the problem tab, was just a random picture of the back connections that was posted in the source link.
     
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    I have wondered the same thing, part is looks I think.
     
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    That's exactly the point I am trying to make, the tab Thug circled in his second post is supposed to be there.There is the implication the circled tab is the problem -- its not.

    Just trying to inform people before they start mutilating their PS4.
     
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    Looks like the metallic frame/border of the HDMI port was installed in reverse for the consoles with issues. So the tab is at the front instead of at the back.
     
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    sony are even copying mics RROD now!! :glare:
    who do they have assembling these things...a bunch of chimps?? :lol:
     
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    I saw a story on a chinese worker purposely sabotaging some PS4's in august... and more than a few reporting that their august manufactured PS4's weren't working. D:
    Buy japan-made PS4's I guess!
     
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    It's basically the same for any console. It doesn't have anything to do with covered exhaust areas, since there basically never is the case. It's because when it's lying down, it has a larger area "insulated" by the surface of whatever it's standing on. And when it stands up, it has a larger area for air to cool it down. No matter if there are vents or not there.
     
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    sadly the same solution cannot be applied to broken ps3 hdmis