PS4 Red Light Of Death Issue Fix Already Available, Its Overheating Issue Indicator

According to Sony, most of the retail Playsation 4 units that gamers have gotten their hands on worked perfectly without any issue, however there are rarest of rare cases less than 0.4% where PS4 retail unit doesn't work due to some issues.

Sony stated that they are already aware of faulty HDMI port issue, PS4 firwamre 1.50 download and install issue and Red Light flashing on console which is termed as "Red Light of Death", blinking red Light flash and followed by PS4 console shuttign down.

This Red light flashing is not RLOD, as per the official details from Sony, blinking Red Light on PS4 indicates overheating issue and in no way it means that console is bricked and is not unusable.

All you need to do in this issue is Keep PS4 ON for sometime for cooling and restart it. We have already covered a topic on this: How PS4 Indicate Overheating Issue.

PS4 Overheating Indicator

The exact cause of PS4 overheating issue is low ventilation, so we advice our readers to keep their pS4 console in open area where it can have proper ventilation, and not to worry at all about Blinking Red Light.

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Bell (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-11-17 11:47
Wow, damage controlling much? Consoles are breaking and overheating and just turning them off for a while is a fix? Talk about biased, console are breaking, your doing a disservice to consumers by downplaying it.
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ldenfun (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-11-17 06:18
I cant believe that u spend 400$ + games and the solution is to just do nothing but wait and let the PS4 restart. Who would want a brand new product that worked like that? What is the long term stability of a machine that is getting hotter than what the sensors indicate it should?
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ldenfun (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-11-17 06:13
What independent sources?
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Reason (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-11-17 02:04 when Windows had a Blue Screen - it was called Blue Screen of Death even though it didn't totally kill your PC - but it did make it inoperable. PS4 has red lines that makes the console unusable - - but this isn't a red line of ITS THE RED LINE OF DEATH - SORRY
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Ryan (not verified) posted on Sat, 2013-11-16 22:05
This statement is so far from the truth it's not even funny, mine doesn't stay on for longer than 3 mins, it's over heating cause the stupid fan doesn't work. Got my through Amazon
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D man 6285 (not verified) posted on Sat, 2013-11-16 13:23
Love how all the ps4 fanboys keep using that 0.04% number. Where did that number come from?....Sony used that number in a tweet. Great journalism fanboys. How about someone check on that number please.
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alexander (not verified) posted on Sat, 2013-11-16 21:40
the 0.4% has come from independent sources not just Sony. but actual units effected its a very very small number 400-500 units total. all amazon units.
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vic (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-11-17 05:12
Removing the 4,3, and 2 star reviews, its actually 35%. Still quite high. I know 3 friends who purchased local and their units are DOA.
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vic (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-11-17 05:06
Not sure how you think that number isn't high. If total reviews are about 1370 and about 450 are 1 star because its defective, that about 40% rate!!! That's really high.
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Dude (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-11-17 21:54
Yeah, but how do we actually know that the 1 stars are just trolls as well? That and most people who have working PS4's won't bother giving a review as they're to busy playing the console where as the ones with bricked ones will review as they're upset about it. However, from what I've heard from my friends, most PS4's are working fine.

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