Although the PS4 is a lot less problematic than the PS3, PS2 and various other Playstation consoles, that doesn’t mean this model is free from issues. Sony has taken steps to solve problems with the PS4 by updating the hardware in later versions and allowing people to digitally update the firmware.
However, even this doesn’t completely eliminate the various problems that come with the console. Especially if it is a 2013 version.
So, this article will explore some of the most common problems PS4 owners come across, and how to solve them.
1. It’s Too Noisy
PS4s have fans inside to prevent the consoles from overheating and not working. If your PS4 becomes blocked with dust, the fans will have to work harder to keep the console functioning.
This then causes the fans to work into overdrive and become a lot more noisy and disruptive than they normally would be. And, on top of that the sound indicates your PS4 is overheating and close to permanent malfunction.
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2. It Won’t Connect
To play online games on the PS4, you need to be able to connect to the PSN, or the Playstation Network. However, a lot of players have difficulty connecting to the PSN.
Some of the most common error codes PS4 users with connectivity issues experience include:
There are several ways you can go about fixing this issue:
- One way is to get your PS4 to ‘forget’ your main at-home WiFi network and then get it to reconnect.
- Another way to fix this issue is to update your router’s firmware – you will usually have instructions on how to do so on the back of the router.
- You could also do the classic ‘turn it off and on again’ method: switch off and disconnect cables from both you router and PS4, wait a couple of seconds, and then reconnect.
Another common error code users come across is CE-33991-5. If you get this error code, there’s no need to panic, as this means that the server has just gone down temporarily for maintenance. All you need to do is wait for it to come back online.
3. Blinking Blue or Red Light
If your PS4 emits a blinking red light after turning on, this usually is due to the console overheating. The overheating might be a build-up of dust, a faulty fan or some other manufacturing issue.
If this happens, your best bet is probably to contact a console repair service. However, before you do this, you could always try cooling down your PS4 manually and see if that ends up making a difference.
You can try switching off your PS4 for a few hours with the vents facing upwards. To help further it’s cooling during this time, try taking it to a more well-ventilated area with no heat-emitting appliances.
Meanwhile, if your PS4 emits a blinking blue light, this means that your PS4 is failing to send a stable signal to your TV. To fix this you can try checking your HDMI cables are in place; perform a PS4 controller update or check the power supply for any connection faults.
These tips can go a long way towards making you PS4 operate in like-new condition. While you can solve a lot of these issues yourself at home, you can always get your console repaired professionally or speak to Sony’s c