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ps5 consoles are reportedly getting bricked at launch

Posted 3 Months ago by Q


PlayStation 5 consoles are reportedly dying on the first day of launch, which will probably be a real scare for those who have already placed in their pre-orders.

Posting on ResetEra earlier today, user “Creepy Woody” stated that he used his PS5 for a few hours to play Astro’s Playroom and install some games before turning the console off for a few more hours. He returned to find his day-one purchase refusing to boot and pretty much dead.

“When I come back I go to turn it on via the Dualsense. Nothing. Okay, try the power button. Nothing. Maybe I’ve had a power trip, check the breaker, is fine. Everything else in the house is fine,” he said.

Why his PS5 died remains to be verified but it does not appear to have anything to do with overheating. He confirmed that before turning off his console, he felt the ventilation grills on the back to be barely warm. There was also no noticeable noise except for the disc whirling in the drive.

This is not the only case. There was a YouTube reviewer from a few weeks back who reported that his early unit had died but which was brushed off to be a rare happening. Earlier today though a third case surfaced on Reddit where another day-one purchaser confirmed that his PS5 died within hours. He too was playing Astro’s Playroom when his DualSense suddenly disconnected. Rebooting caused the console to turn off but has since then been bricked.

“Then I just pressed power again to turn it back on… at first it beeped once like it should… but then nothing else at all,” he said. “No lights, no fan, nothing. It just beeped. It just seems completely dead.”

Purchasing a new console at launch always carries a degree of risk. There are always going to be a few defective units out there. Xbox Series X has been seeing similar cases where the console just dies within hours of gameplay. These though have nothing to do with the recent vaping scare that proved to be nothing but a hoax.
https://segmentnext.com/2020/11/12/ps5-consoles-bricked/


Another set of bricking stories:
https://gaming.ebaumsworld.com/articles/how-to-brick-your-brand-new-ps5/86448152/
This is one of the reasons why I don't try to get a console on luanch.

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This is one of the reasons why I don't try to get a console on luanch.


*360 launch flashbacks*



A few other reasons: expensive entry, launch titles are mostly cross gen, by the time games are optimized a sleeker, smaller, more affordable version of the console is released.

3 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

i finally have time to set mine up so i'll let you all know if mine dies

3 Months ago
poptart!
 

*360 launch flashbacks*


The 360 atleast waited a couple months before RROD'ing and MS didn't blame the consumer for the problem unlike SONY with the PS2 disc read errors.

i finally have time to set mine up so i'll let you all know if mine dies


Better make sure you read How to Brick your PS5 lol

3 Months ago
Q
 

wow lol thanks for the heads up. it looks like spider-man: remastered is causing problems lol time to buy another game

3 Months ago
poptart!
 

Can you let us know what you're impressions are of the PS5 once you've gotten some time with it?

3 Months ago
Q
 

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