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PS5 Might Leak Liquid Metal, Overheat if Left Vertical


Sony made that clear the first time it unveiled the console hardware and the system includes a stand that can be oriented horizontally or vertically, as the user prefers.

Here’s what we know so far: Reports from several different repair shop owners suggest the PlayStation 5’s thermal interface material can ooze out from under the CPU under certain circumstances. The PS5 doesn’t use a conventional thermal pad or even high-end thermal paste. Instead, it relies on a liquid metal compound. These compounds transfer heat more effectively than conventional thermal paste, but they come with some drawbacks, too.