If an unnamed NPC is killed after the Sole Survivor talks to Father, but hasn't officially agreed to join yet by choosing the "Don't Know" option, the quest updates to "Exit the Institute" however it becomes impossible to leave. Furthermore, the quest will not update should the Sole Survivor change their mind and tell Shaun they will join.[已核实]
This can be fixed by killing a named NPC and becoming officially banished from the Institute. Otherwise, an earlier save must be reloaded.
When you finish the goal of "speak with the department heads", and the notification comes up on screen that you may now fast travel to and from the Institute, the game freezes and crashes.[已核实]
You will not be able to speak to the child if you are wearing a power armor helmet with the targeting mod. Go back to an earlier save, remove that mod or item, and the scenario should run normally.[已核实]
Dr. Madison Li may not start a conversation with the Sole Survivor. This can be fixed by forcing the quest to the next stage (setstage mq207 200), which will then grant you fast travel access and start the next quest. The same can happen to other staff members. For PS4 and Xbox One, reloading a previous save and trying to initiate dialogue again with the doctor may help fix this.[已核实]
Father sometimes never shows up. On PC you can use the console command 5c337.moveto player to move Father to your position.
The script is waiting for you to talk to the child - so you don't really need to use the console code.[已核实]
Also Clayton Holdren will not be able to speak to you for some reason. Maybe because you went somewhere else while you were supposed to meet him. He shows up on the Pip-Boy HUD as being in the Synth Retention Bureau, but his location is not reachable.[已核实]
If you kill Father after he talks to you, you may not be able to use the elevator to leave.[已核实]
This can be fixed if you kill Father as soon as you are done talking to him.
If you find that Shaun doesn't deactivate after hearing Father's shutdown code, load a saved game from before talking to Shaun, and this time instead of talking to Shaun you can open console and type setstage mq207 40. Father will walk in and Shaun will shut down.[已核实]