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PlayStation 4 Red Line of Death (PS4 RLOD) Overheating, Sony Responds


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49w ago - We've all heard of the dreaded PS3 YLOD (Yellow Light of Death) syndrome, but today a photo surfaced showing a demo PS4 console overheating and displaying what has been dubbed the Red Line of Death (PS4 RLOD) followed by Sony responding.

To quote: The picture was taken at a PS4 event in Spain and posted by Elotrolado member Homer J. Simpson in his report (via elotrolado.net/hilo_playstation-4_1864860_s36130#p1733944694) of the event. Here are his complete updated comments (roughly translated from Spanish):

“In terms of sound, practically none, you can hear the fan if you listened closely but nothing exaggerated. they had ventilated consoles and others put in enclosures completely closed that were running from 9am without stopping (we got there at 18:00 in the evening). they were running fine and were quite warm on the surface but nothing like our current generation consoles.

The only exception to that was one console that was completely enclosed in an acrylic case, it was showing a red light (where there would typically be a blue light) and there was a message on the screen that said the console’s temperature was too high. the Acrylic case was opened and within minutes the error message went away and the light went back to its normal color.

These consoles were test units, they seemed fully capable in every way.”

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has responded via Twitter, as follows:

  • Joshua Eldridge (JoshEldridge016): yosp is the red line of death on the PS4 true
  • Shuhei Yoshida (yosp): JoshEldridge016 not true

We’re not entirely sure why he would deem the story “not true” since there is photographic proof. Maybe only devkit models of the PS4 contain the temperature monitoring features. We stand by this story and, hopefully, there will be further updates forthcoming.

Finally, below are some PS4 RLOD (Red Line of Death) videos via YouTube:


















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fuhq's Avatar
#4 - fuhq - 48w ago
Just had to replace my PS3 so quite glad this thing shuts down.

Natepig's Avatar
#3 - Natepig - 49w ago
Great to see that the new console has this kind of protection to protect any heat related damage.

niwakun's Avatar
#2 - niwakun - 49w ago
that's what they call brutal stress test, to be honest the test done in this device is much lighter than brutal stress test done in PS3 (where they put it on Sauna while playing a game) fortunately PS3 was able to survive that 24h test.

tilla's Avatar
#1 - tilla - 49w ago
Locking game consoles in airtight cases is the WORST possible use case, never do this. They need to breathe to stay cool. Really this is like putting it in your fishtank and then wondering why it's not working

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