Category: Common Issues

Understanding the PS4’s Blue, Red, and White Lights of Death

When you fire up a healthy PS4, the indicator light on the console will be illuminated in blue, and then change to white as the system boots. When a PS4 is suffering from a malfunction, however, you may see the light behaving strangely to signal there’s a problem. The most well-known of these error signals… Read more »

Why Early PS4s Came With the Blue Light of Death at Startup

All in all, the PlayStation 4 has been a rousing success for Sony. Earlier this year, leaked sales figures revealed that it has outsold its chief competitor, the Xbox One, by a wide margin since the system was launched back in 2013. Ask most PS4 owners these days, and they’ll probably tell you that they’re more… Read more »

Common Causes of the PS4’s “Blue Light of Death”

With its impressive library and powerful hardware, Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has been remarkably successful since it launched in late 2013. For all the good things we can say about the PS4, however, it has had a few technical hiccups along the way as well. The most notable of these is the infamous “blue light… Read more »

Is it Time to Upgrade to a Solid State Drive?

Just a few short years ago, purchasing a Solid State Drive (SSD) was a prohibitively expensive proposition for most consumers. Unless you were a power user who demanded exceptional performance from your computer, a traditional hard disk was the way to go. Nowadays, however, SSDs have become affordable enough to be included as a standard… Read more »

Maximizing the Life of Your Battery

We’ve all been there at some point: You’re nearly done with a project you’ve spent hours working on. Then, just as you’re about to put the finishing touches on everything, your screen goes black and your laptop falls silent. You panic, wondering how you could have forgotten to plug it in and hoping that you… Read more »

Troubleshooting Your Slow WiFi Connection

There are few things more frustrating than a wireless internet connection that suddenly comes to a screeching halt. Whether you’re working, gaming or just surfing the web, a slow WiFi connection can render your internet connection functionally useless. Before we start troubleshooting, however, first we need to make sure that the WiFi is really the… Read more »