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Introdução

This step-by-step procedure will allow the reader to get to and replace the optical drive responsible for reading the disc. Be aware that any replacement or teardown beyond the hard drive voids the Sony warranty.

  1. Flip the PS4 over on its top.
    • Flip the PS4 over on its top.

  2. Remove the four stickers on the back of the PS4. Despite the scary-sounding warning on the sticker, Sony cannot legally void your warranty for removing it—only if you damage your device.
  3. Remove the three 9mm TR8 Torx Security screws on the back of the system.
    • Remove the three 9mm TR8 Torx Security screws on the back of the system.

  4. Remove the bottom panel by lifting the front piece up and sliding the panel towards the back.
    • Remove the bottom panel by lifting the front piece up and sliding the panel towards the back.

  5. Remove the three 9mm TR9 Torx screws.
    • Remove the three 9mm TR9 Torx screws.

    • Remove the two 4cm Phillips head #1 screws.

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  7. Lift straight up on the power supply.
    • Lift straight up on the power supply.

  8. Remove the 5 wire plug that is attached from the power supply to the motherboard. You can now fully remove the power supply from the system.
    • Remove the 5 wire plug that is attached from the power supply to the motherboard.

    • You can now fully remove the power supply from the system.

  9. Disconnect the ribbon wire from the optical drive by pressing down on the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire. This should not require force.
    • Disconnect the ribbon wire from the optical drive by pressing down on the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire. This should not require force.

  10. Disconnect the same ribbon wire from the motherboard; making sure you're pressing down on the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire.
    • Disconnect the same ribbon wire from the motherboard; making sure you're pressing down on the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire.

  11. Remove the wifi antenna cable attached to the motherboard.
    • Remove the wifi antenna cable attached to the motherboard.

  12. Remove the optical drive four wire plug from the motherboard by pulling straight out.
    • Remove the optical drive four wire plug from the motherboard by pulling straight out.

  13. Remove the four 9mm Torx T9 screw attached to the wifi antenna and optical drive.
    • Remove the four 9mm Torx T9 screw attached to the wifi antenna and optical drive.

    • Remove the 5mm Phillips head #1 screw.

  14. Lift up and remove the wifi antenna.
    • Lift up and remove the wifi antenna.

  15. The optical drive can now be lifted straight up and removed from the system.
    • The optical drive can now be lifted straight up and removed from the system.

    • Be aware that the optical drive is "married" to the motherboard. If you need to replace your optical drive you must remove the motherboard on the original optical drive and install it on the drive you intend to install in your PS4.

Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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This was a great help after my 2 yr old put a coin in my PS4. However when following the steps backwards I got to step 7 which says 'Remove the 5 wire plug attached from the power supply to the motherboard' & couldn't see how to reattach it. I then noticed it looks like I've pulled the whole plastic white casing/plug holder (within the orange rectangle) off the mobo rather than just the plug from the casing. Although the pic looks like the plastic casing does come off the mobo as it's at an angle (maybe why I pulled the whole thing out or maybe I did it right).

I'm thinking I've made a mistake is because now I cant see anywhere that I can 'plug' the 5 L shaped wires on the bottom of the plastic casing back onto the mobo. Plus where they used to be attached there's now 5 tiny silver rectangles on the mobo (2 opposite 3), so I guess these 5 wires were some how adhered to those mobo rectangles by a conductive adhesive of some sort.

Any suggestion for the best repair method would be appreciated.

Thanks

doc browejnn - Responder

If you've pulled the female end from the motherboard the it need to be resoldered to the board, most likely gonna need to pull the motherboard. It's a very simple connector, sounds as if you yanked the whole thing off.

lynx2069 -

Is anyone there who try to change the optical drive without change the Motherboard in the same time ? And does it run ?

Thanks for your help.

Frederic Morelli - Responder

How about a guide for replacing just the laser unit instead of the whole drive?

david.walker52 -

Would this fix the disc ejection issue?

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