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ellsworth004

Has anyone else had any problems with the ps4 pro power cord staying plugged in? If I move my ps4 pro the smallest amount sometimes it will come unplugged enough for the power to go off. I've pushed it in all the way but it just seems loose. Anyone else noticed anything like this?

ellsworth004

PSN: ellsworth004

unionjack3rd

ive had this...and the ps4 throws a hissy fit if you unplugged power before its switched off.
got to be really careful!

unionjack3rd

kyleforrester87

@ellsworth004 Seems to be the socket itself and not the cord from what I see, not sure if some ps4s are worse than others. I do recall a bit of popping and cracking on mine when plugging it in, like you get when plugging the kettle lead into a PCs PSU. But I never need to touch it when it's running.

The power cables are standard though and easy to replace so might be worth a go! (Arnt they the same as the original PS3s??)

Hard to suggest anything else unless you want to get into opening it up and checking contact clearances and stuff. You'd need to look into that. Obviously it's hard to recommend that when it's under warranty.. It's so annoying having to send your console away for 6-8 weeks or whatever though!!

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

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I haven't had that problem but I never move my Pro.

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ellsworth004

No they are a new type of plug in, seems maybe a little more heavy duty. I think what I'm goin to try is putting some electrical tape around the part that plugs in to ps4 and see if that tightens it up some. Hey I'm from West Virginia u know what we say...if u can't duct it...

ellsworth004

PSN: ellsworth004

Woogy

Ah right, I've stumbled across this thread looking for another problem.

At the moment my pro is mounted on the stand & the lead comes form the floor upwards to where the unit sits. I'd say it is under a little pressure going up & then turning into the machine sideways. The first time I plugged it in the lead made horrible noises, exactly as described here.

I've taken to cable tying (lightly) the lead to the unit it sits atop of in order to take the strain & keep it in situ .

The problem I was trying to research, rather than start a new thread, is my pro often hangs when entering rest mode. It just flashes amber, doesn't shut down properly or respond.

I don't want to go off topic & pee anyone off, is anyone aware of a dedicated thread on the problem you can point me towards please? I tried search with 'hang' & 'flashing amber & yellow light'.

Otherwise I will put it to all in a new thread .

Cheers.

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kyleforrester87

@Woogy i had this problem with my Pro.. was a bit annoying. Do you have your Ethernet enabled while in rest mode? Try disabling that and see how it is.

Also try rebuilding the database if you haven't already.

http://www.gadgethelpline.com/rebuild-sony-ps4-database/

Turning off the Ethernet fixed it for me, but I always meant to go back and try other stuff coz I like my downloads to happen while I'm sleeping but I've gotten used to it now tbh.

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

Woogy

Thanks for your prompt reply @kyleforrester87.

With or without ethernet, it still does it. I was using wifi & only recently hard wired it.

And rebuilt the database a couple of times already. Hence why I'm reaching out as I don't know what else to do. And to be fair, it happened with the PS4 before I got the pro too.

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kyleforrester87

@Woogy That's a bummer but yeah disabling the Ethernet while in rest did it for me, I did read to try disabling the USB sockets too because that worked for some people apparently. Not sure if you tried that.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

Woogy

@kyleforrester87 Cobblers! Nope, I didn't think of the usb power thing. Will try that, cheers amigo .

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kyleforrester87

@Woogy Oh also this is weird but apparently certain games cause the problem too. Don't know if you've looked into that but terraria is apparently one of them. It's odd because I installed this around the time I started having problems. It might be worth clearing some of the software off.

Edit: sorry not Terraria, it was Stardew Valley. That's why I uninstalled it, I remember now.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.playstationlifestyle.net/201...

Weird.

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

Woogy

@kyleforrester87 I had a combination of the two problems yesterday. First, the system hung when entering rest mode after a couple of hours on H:ZD. I don't have a switch on the socket so I went to pull the power lead & got the feedback/electric noises.

They don't sound healthy at all.

Did a clean install of the system software today as a matter of course (don't you just love autosave to the cloud!) & the only thing back on it at the moment is H:ZD. I thought I'd come looking for an answer on the hanging system & found the loose lead problem too.

These leads are IEC C17 (two pinned). I would have rather they used a C13 or better still, C15, both are three pinned & would give a better purchase on insertion.

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