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A television game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; the PlayStation 4 Slim (CUH-2000 Series) is a thinner replacement model for the original PS4. Announced September 7, 2016.

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Unrecognized disc, even after replacing optical drive.

So my PS4 stopped reading discs. Games, DVDs, etc.

So I took to the internet and read that the optical drive is to blame. Well, I took it apart and cleaned the laser. Long story short.. that didn’t work. So I figured hey, the next thing would be actually replacing the laser. I got the part in the mail today and put it in. Put the console back together and booted it up. After about $20 and a while of troubleshooting and updating.. im back at square one. The console STILL won’t read discs. I’ve done everything from updating firmware to physically replacing the optical drive laser. I give up for the moment.

does anyone have any suggestions to fix this problem?

has anyone successfully fixed this problem?

No, I’m not sending it to Sony.

No I’m going to go buy a new one.

thank you to anyone who took the time out of their day to respond.

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Since you have replaced the disc drive with a new one, I would suggest checking the daughter board for any damaged diodes or even scratches on the board. make sure all of the leads are intact to ensure proper operation.

This may be a moot point, but the daughter board is linked to your motherboard and a new drive will not work unless you switch it over from the old one.

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