For others around the world, the wait for the new Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) is finally over. While a good number of owners are enjoying their new Sony-made next gen console, some have faced certain issues with their units. The worst case scenario is that the PS5 ceases to function entirely.
According to several sources, some owners have reported a loud buzzing and other noises omitting from their brand new console. The actual cause is still unknown for now, although some attributed the sounds came from the PS5’s disc drive. However, owners of the Digital Edition have noticed it on theirs as well, which debunks the theory.
@PlayStation @AskPlayStation @cerny when the when the ps5 isn't running a game the ps5 doesn't make buzzing sound but when I'm playing a game its making a buzz sound please help me solve this issue @cerny pic.twitter.com/wgUGhpv6Ao
— andres Magana (@andrewmagana94) November 14, 2020
It is quite possible that this isn’t an issue at all, and may just be the console’s cooling system doing its thing. Twitter user @andrewmagana94 says that the buzzing only occurs when he’s running a game, and goes away when the PS5 is idle or when used outside of gaming. This is also apparent on the PlayStation 4, where its fans whir louder when running graphically intense games. Regardless, the buzzing or humming sound heard from the next-gen console is mostly distracting rather than anything worth worrying.
Seems like putting a PS5 into rest mode while Spider-Man Remastered is running crashes the whole system, forcing that "repair your external drive" process when you start back up. At least that's how it's been for me the few times I've done that today.
— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) November 11, 2020
However, not all owners are lucky. According to Giantbomb’s Jeff Gerstmann, the PS5’s Rest Mode has caused issues when playing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, where he noted it will cause the console to freeze – requiring a complete restart of the system. This in turn will activate the PS5’s storage restore process after restart, where in some extreme cases, such as YouTuber Jeremy Penter’s (aka ACG) case, resulted in a glitch that bricked his unit.
P.1. At this time my PS5 is 100% dead. I was having the storage rebuild issues others reported but mine escalated to full errors and network issues/boot. Sony and I were working through troubleshooting when it died completely. So at this time I will be moving content around…
— 🎮 ACG 🎮 (@JeremyPenter) November 10, 2020
Other reported problems include a download queue bug, and instances of the DualSense controller getting disconnected when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Sony has yet to acknowledge or comment regarding these issues, so it may be a while until the company decides to release any sort of fixes for their newly launched video game console.
The only recommended course of action for PS5 owners right now is to fully utilise their warranty for hardware replacement or fix. This applies to those who’ve experienced any form of unexpected console-breaking issues, of course.