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Sony confirms rare PS Vita overheating issue

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 26 Jul 2012 7:04 User comments (6)

Sony confirms rare PS Vita overheating issue Sony has responded to the reports that their PlayStation Vita handheld has been experiencing overheating issues in Japan.
In some extreme cases, the Vita would even began actually burning.

A few gamers in the nation reported the issue, and Japan's independent National Institute of Technology and Evaluation began looking into the situation.

Sony has since responded: "SCE confirmed that a small number (23 in Japan) of PS Vita's and USB cable's multi-use port were damaged during recharging, and have reported them to NITE (National Institute of technology and Evaluation). The cases were caused by partial short-circuit on the multi-use port of PS Vita and USB cable due to small particles or liquid attached to it. We believe this is not product oriented issue. The short-circuit damaged the multi-use port, resulting in being unable to boot the system."

There will be no recall of the handheld.

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6 user comments

126.7.2012 08:39

Of course there won't. This is SONY not Kenmore.....

226.7.2012 09:36

Another case of the consumer being held liable for corporate oversight

logic is an enemy and truth is a menace

326.7.2012 11:56

How about those PS3's over heating? :P

Tho 8 times out of ten its just clueless owners using the system poorly.(IE give it no ventilation)

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

426.7.2012 12:19

29 Vitas out of how many sold come on this is silly.

527.7.2012 22:19

Originally posted by brockie:
29 Vitas out of how many sold come on this is silly.
Yeah, 29 out of 30 ain't bad! </sarcasm>

628.7.2012 00:09
Unverified new user

Someone just has to complain about everything.. I dont think its a major issue unless 80 percent of people is experiancing this.. like microsoft with the 360 problem..

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