A television game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, also known as PS4. First announced February 20, 2013 and released November 15, 2013.

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Playstation 4 Bluray Drive Repair, can't find where this gear goes

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Ok I put my PS4 back together and it reads a disc but gives unrecognized disc upon launching. Opened the drive to see this part just laying around. Can anyone help me find its home so I can finally play my PS4. Its been a long trip replacing the HDMI port and the PS4 works great from downloaded games form PSN. It will even detect which game is in the drive but once I execute loading I hear a noise and get unrecognized disc. I know it is just this simple gear but images haven't helped nor the guides here help me find its home.

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It is the manual eject gear. Big shout out to TronicsFix!!!


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Anyone got ANY idea where this goes Here's a link to another person who had this same question. It will show a pic of the area in which this part goes.

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I recently had to rebuild my Blu-Ray drive after it fell to pieces when i opened my console to clean it.

This little bugger of a screw just landed on the table in front of me, no idea where it came from or where it went. So left it out and put it all back together again.

Didn't work, surprise surprise.

The console took the disc, tried to read it normally and failed. You could hear it trying again, along with a HORRENDOUS noise like my disc was being ground against something inside the drive.

Eject button worked fine though.

After some internets. I found that this screw is part of the emergency eject function that lets you unscrew a disc to eject it if it's became stuck for any reason. This also resets the drive to be in the proper position for the next use, loaded or unloaded.

After making sure the drive was as it should've been with everything in the right place, rebuilt the console and tried a disc.

Everything worked again.


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