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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How does the power button work?

I've pulled apart a PS4 to replace the case with a custom one, now I'm wanting to use custom buttons but upon looking at how the PS4 power and eject buttons work it appears that just touching them with a piece of metal (like it does in the case) works.

I'd like to use a momentary push button to turn it on - how can I do this?

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The buttons on these older model PS4's are touch buttons. The newer model of PS4 1215A (1200A) has mechanical buttons. You can touch them with metal or your finger or most anything that conducts well.

While theoretically possible it would likely be very difficult to convert this touch sensor over to a mechanical one. There are several common touch sensor circuits that can be used so you would first have to figure out which one is used in the circuit then you would know whether it would even be possible or not. I know that's not much to go on but hopefully it helps.

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many thanks - suppose I best get my hands on a newer PS4 to see how that button works then :)


...Good luck!


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