Just like previous Sony consoles, the PlayStation 5 can be used both vertically and horizontally. However, it turns out that it is not wise to place the console in an upright position next to your TV, because technical problems may arise. This was previously reported by a French repair shop, but it didn’t get much attention.
Now the technical experts on Wololo.net are reporting the same thing. Liquid metal is used to cool the APU and this can become unbalanced, which then affects the cooling. This can happen with consoles that have been upright for a long time and will affect both models.
Although this method of cooling is good in itself, stories from repair shops and specialists More than once they’ve seen fluid run off the tyres. This may be because the seal between the APU and the cooler can shift or become damaged, reducing the amount of liquid metal.
This in turn has an effect on cooling ability and can even run into components it shouldn’t come into contact with. In the extreme case, the console will break. For more information you can here Or watch the video below.
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