A television game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, first announced February 20, 2013 and released November 15, 2013.

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The device will turn on for 3 seconds and turn itself off

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I am having tons of issues with a Playstation 4, when I turn the device on it beeps the blue light then comes on flashes and turns itself off immediately.

Nothing happens on the TV the device will also not go into recovery.

Everything that I have read is very very fragmented, some people say that it is a bad power supply, some people say its the thermal paste, some are even saying the CPU needs to be "reballed". I was hoping someone might have some more insight as this seems to be a very common issue. Thank you for any help.

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UPDATE#1 Tried to replace the Power Supply, Still having the same issue.

Tomorrow I am going to try some Thermal Paste. Will keep updating this until I have a fix.

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Update #2 Thermal Paste did nothing also tried to "drop" it while being vertical that did nothing as well.

Going to send console in to be "reballed" will update when we get console back.

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Update #3 The "Reball" was unsuccessful, as far as I know if a ps4 suffers from this issue it is unfixable. I hope that this helps someone, if anyone does discover a fix please share as I am sitting on it.

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The reason you are finding so many different answer is for several reasons:

1) Everyone has their own opinion about what is wrong with PS4's when they do this...many of them are wrong!

2) There are several different things that can cause this problem and there is no way to know which one it is until you just start trying stuff.

Things to try:

1) The first thing to try is simply to put it up on it's side (vertically) and give it a bump on your knee or something else...I'm not saying to drop from 1ft high onto the hard floor, just give it a good bump. Sometimes this will get it working for a while but it probably won't last.

2) Sometimes this type of problem is caused by a faulty power supply. This is not common but it does happen. The only good way to test if this is the problem or not is to replace it with a known good one.

3) Probably the most common cause of this problem is faulty solder on the motherboard and bad APU chips. Some of the consoles that have these problems are fixable and some are not...the only way to tell is to try fixing.

I'm sorry I can't give you a precise answer but there are just too many variables with this common problem.

I hope it's helped

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If it still has warranty I'd send it back to Sony. I had the same problem and they replaced it within 3 days, expect mine just had a white light and I bought it that way.

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I sent mine in and they couldn't fix it.

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I guess warranty expired when he opened the console.

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Did you do this simple things?

1) change the power cable

2) change the hdmi cable

3) check the hard disk

4) did you start the ps4 in safe mode?

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I sure did.....

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