Introduction

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.

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

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Remove the four stickers on the back of the PS4. Removing the stickers will void your warranty with Sony.
  • Remove the four stickers on the back of the PS4.

  • Removing the stickers will void your warranty with Sony.

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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.

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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.

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Remove the three 9mm T9 Torx screws.
  • Remove the three 9mm T9 Torx screws.

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

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

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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.

Where can I buy a replacement power supply? Been ps4-less since march.

Danny Mulato - Reply

You can't, i'm in the same boat. The only option is to buy a used ps4 that perhaps won't read discs or has some issue other than power, and use it's PSU as a replacement. But good luck with that as the Sony warranty period is still active.

Lycaon OfArcadia - Reply

whats the number on the ic unit of the power supply? it ends with 015

Sanjay Lewis - Reply

You can buy it in aliexpress

Fede - Reply

My PS4 has a 4 wire plug that is attached from the power supply to the motherboard not a 5 wire plug..... What do I do? Half way through the replacement and I can't go forward with it.

Nate Beck - Reply

Try visiting one of these repair shops for spare parts http://www.trustedrepairs.co.uk/electron...

Damian - Reply

If the five wire plug connected to the motherboard break off can you fix it back

matthewcooper422 - Reply

Lol i just broke mine so if someone can tell me too if i can fix it you would be a life saver

Charles flack -

Can somone help me? The pin connector won't budge for $@$*, any harder I'll tear it apart... My friend tols me ina a hurry to place something thin underneath it ( dunno what ) ... So underneath what? What is so thin? Not even paper can fit anywhere... So... Help please?

Arman Delalic - Reply

I just had this problem and i broke the connector.

The problem is dont pull on the base or you'll pull it off the motherboard, pull the wires and a small plug will come off

Hopefully this got to you in time :)

Charles flack -

Hello a little confused as to which tr 9 or 8 I need i know what it says here is was looking on the playstation community site and they have the 8 listed please help

roxanne corona - Reply

Hello, I pulled the connector of the mobo. What options do have if any to reconnect the connector? Thanks in advance.

Mike - Reply

Same thing .

Breia Turms -

Hab jetzt ausersehen das ganze Kabel entfernt wie auf dem Foto und jetzt merke ich das dass falsch war Danke jetzt kann ich meine ps4 wegschmeißen

Breia Turms - Reply

Ich Broke the connector from the motherboard. How Can i fix it

Breia Turms - Reply

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.

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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.

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

You may not have to unplug the antenna to remove the drive

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Hassan Sinanan - Reply

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.

What is the part number of that cable? Please I need it!

Matias KAPLAN - Reply

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.

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

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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.

Is the motherboard the drive is "married" to the board that is shown on top of the drive and what is entailed in switching it out?

paulk128 - Reply

I need to know as well does it require soldering or just connecting the cables back up to it

Chrystal Allen YGX Themes - Reply

Though I have not replaced my optical drive yet. I will. I have worked on many laptops. Looking at this guide, I see that the logic board (The Mother board is the main board of the machine.) on the optical drive is connected to the drive with Z.I.F. (Zero Input Force) connectors like those disconnected in the above instructions. It should be noted that these connectors have a release. Note the brownish 'flap' at the back of the 'socket', it will either flip up, or slide out. this will make replacing the ribbon cable much easier.

manterdg - Reply

Can you replace Just the flex ribbon or do you have to replace the entire drive

dseit609 -

How do you know when switching the drive that it's not a fault on the drives motherboard causing the problem

willofmason - Reply

I'd say you cannot know with certainty, until you test it!

If a fault on the drives motherboard was a common failure, then you'd have more reason to believe said theory.

Kyle Andersen -

I'm confused by Step 14. By "Motherboard" do you mean Logic Board? If so, is the Logic Board married to the Optical Drive or to the Motherboard? If it is married to the Optical Drive then the new Optical Drive should come with its own Logic Board correct? If not then replacing the Optical Drive and using the original Logic Board would not work? Should this actually read "the Logic Board on the Optical Drive is married to the Motherboard in the PS4"?

Keith - Reply

The logic board on the disc drive is married to the PS4s motherboard.

Bradley Goode -

Where is this logic board located because I don't have a long narrow board on the bottom outside part of the blu ray drive in my PS4 as the picture above illustrates. I have this 1and1/2 inch by 2 inch board that is inbetween both the top and bottom of the drives Casing located on the top right corner of the casing as you look at the PS4 in the upside down position with the front portion facing me.

Carlos Inesta - Reply

I realize that these might be foolish questions but, is that 1-1/2"by 2" board the logic board to my blu ray drive, and, do I have to swap it out with the one that will come to my house when I recieve my new blu ray drive? I don't want to have to take the PS4 apart for a second time because the logic board on my new blu ray drive wasn't recognized. Also, Would rebuilding the PS4 database by powering up the PS4 in safe mode help the PS4 motherboard recognize the new logic board if the logic board on the new blu ray drive wasn't replaced.

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Conclusion

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 - Reply

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 - Reply

Would this fix the disc ejection issue?

Tim - Reply

No, as the issue isn't attributable to the drive itself. The issue is the capacitive eject button and the rubber foot on the bottom of the console. The foot expands with the heating and cooling cycles of the machine, and can set off the button just by making any contact at all. I suggest removing it, cutting off the front 1/8", then reinstalling it. That's what worked for me.

Nathan Rice -

This is very useful, however in order to play a new Optical drive a married motherboard must be installed also. Since the these are not plug and play drives.

Fueled by Rage - Reply

Thanks for your help.

Frederic Morelli -

I don't know which one of these to fix my Playstation 4 works fine until I put a disk in it it just says corrupted data it turns on fine the Internet works fine but games movies nothing works please someone tell me how to fix this

Samantha price - Reply

Sounds like the connector fron the disk drive to the motherboard may not be fully connected.

James Harvey -

I recently got a PS4 form a relative that was a busted disk drive because he spilled water on it. the repair man said that the drive controll board is dead bacause foo water damage. What do i do? buy a new whole dirve or will that not work because of MARRage

Daniel Anishchenko - Reply

I wonder what I could damage. I used tutorial from yt.

Console works, games are running without problems, it is silent after new thermal paste.

But blue ray is dead: - not responding when pressing bottom eject button. - not reading already inside cd. - not accepting any cd - no option to eject from controler options

I wonder what could go wrong. Some cable? Something wrong with this small board that is next to blue ray?

I see small board, 1 4-pin connector, 4 tapes( 1 from motherboard, 3 from blue ray). Everything connected but not working.

Anyone has some clue how I can fix this or investigate?

Lukasz Z - Reply

I have the exact same problem, I cleaned my very dirty PS4, applied the arctic MX-2 thermal compound, put everything back together. When I fired the PS4 back on the Blu-ray drive doesn't do anything., won't take any discs, the eject button does nothing.

Were you able to fix yours? How did you do it? what was the problem? If not.... can anyone help us both?

Haris -

I have the exact same problem :((((

my Blue ray drive is dead

Ali -

When you remove the blu ray drive one of the most important steps to replacing it (and one that most instructions fail to mention) is the two metal tabs on the drive that hang over the back and left side. Starting withe the rear of the drive make sure the silver tab that hangs off the back slips over the plastic ridge and do the same with the other silver tab on the left side. The first time i tried to clean my optical drive i just popped it in without making sure these two tabs were in the proper position and it was as if there was no power being supplied to the drive.

Casey Jonason -

Hi! My son put a coin in the optical drive, how can I put the coin out doing this? sorry for my english im from spain, i need help

Diana M Da Silva Henriques - Reply

when i am trying to find an optical drive for my ps4 its says there are 2 types which do i need and hwo would i know which one i need

kerim pala - Reply

this s the same problem i am having can somebody help us. it would be muchly appreciated tnx

LEEDS -

Changed my ps4 blue ray disc drive with mother board cause my son put multiple games in. Ordered and installed new one but now it will not recognize cd or game when inserted. Do i have to sync new disc drive to ps4 or does it automatically do it? Please help

dagucc - Reply

I installed new optical disc drive and now my ps4 will not recognize any disc or game. Wat to do?

dagucc - Reply

Okay, why is the system automatically flagging my reply to someone as spam?

Nathan Rice - Reply

I had this problem where I didn't press the release tab on the mother border and the flex ribbons ends got cut off . could this be the reason why my drive doesn't even accepttdisks anymore ?

claudio - Reply

I went step by step replaced the drive and now there is no power. It was working fine when I took it apart now nothing... I've gone back over it 3 times... Power supply's just don't die like that do they?

Mike - Reply

I'm in this same boat. Bought two optical drives, and when installed the Playstation 4 won't turn on, with the old one it turns on but the disc sensor doesn't work and won't receive discs...

Did you solve your problem?

RobertoLL -

I NEED HELP!!!

I TOOK APART MY PS4 TO REPLACE MY FAN, WHICH WAS SUCCESSFUL. BUT THEN ALL THE SUDDEN MY DRIVE WILL NOT WORK. IT JUST GIVES KE AN ERROR MESSAGE. WENT BACK THROUGH AND MADE SURE EVERYTHING WAS CONNECTED PROPERLY AND IT IS. I FEAR SOMEHOW THE DAUGHTERBOARD GOT MESSD UP. I NEED TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE FAMILIAR WITH THE ISSUE AND IM WILLING TO COMPENSATE SOMOEN WHO CAN POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

I CN BE REACHED AT chooseloveorfear@gmail OR TEXTED AT 602#429#9236. THANKS!!!

Paul - Reply

I have a problem! i bought a bdp-020 wich is the one that was inside my console! but when i try to play something i got this error "CE-35888-2" and when i tried to update i got this one "e-ffffffff " help me please.

i follow the step by stem video on youtube. but isnt working!

Mauri Rios - Reply

Your bleuray board is married to your motherboard if you want to Let it workshop again you have to place your old bord frame your bleuray

Ws -

Ook nl mensen hier?

Ik had problemen met mijn bleuray hij accepteert geen disk meer. Reset ect gedaan restore data ect. Niets

Heb een nieuwe bleuray gekocht en oude printplaat omgezet op mijn nieuwe bleuray. Nou hij is 5 dagen goed geweest en krijg het zelfde gedonder weer reset niets werkt iemand een idee?

Ws -

Thanks i was trying to find my model optical drive for so long as a replacement for my current one but after seeing your awareness comment at the end then i'm guessing that i can just buy any new replacement optical drive i just need to take the motherboard off of my current one and put it on the new one is that right ?

Reaper666 - Reply

Do i need to find my model optical drive and put the motherboard off of my current one onto that one or can i buy any model optical drive and put the motherboard off of my current one onto that one ?

Reaper666 - Reply

Yeah that's what I need to know does anyone have the answer?

zane akhter -

So quick question. By married motherboard do you mean the board that is on the optical drive itself or are you referring to the whole system board of the PS4? If I bought a new disc drive online and swapped out the disc drive motherboards would that work? Any soldering required, or simply remove some screws? Thank you for your help, just need a quick answer!

Jabran Shakil - Reply

My PS4 is doing the thing where it's constantly trying to eject a disk that isn't in there. It had been doing this for a long time so I tightened the manual "eject" screw, turned it on it's side, removed the rubber foot, unplugged it from the way and let it sit for 10 mins, etc (pretty much everything on the interwebs) this worked for a a few months but it's back to it's old habits. Am I able to just removed the optical drive? All my games are digital copies anywho and having the optical drive has just been annoying (it's now at the point where it ejects every 30 seconds) due to the ejection noises and the beeping.

Harrison - Reply

Yeah I'm with you. I've tried all that and more. Turning the manual eject screw seemed a temporary fix but even that doesn't work now. Still beeps and ejects. That's why i'm here. Will it help to replace the drive entirely or not? Seems not. I'm mostly digital but I still do have a need for the optical drive.

shabznet -

So the motherboard that is on the old blue ray disk drive do you need to put that on the new one or do I have to buy another one?

zane akhter - Reply

Hi how do I determine which disc drive I have to replace with the same as there are different ones out thrre

stevec5238 - Reply

I bought the new bluray drive, switched over the mother board, and now I can't insert a disc. It's almost as though there's no power to the drive.

James Brogan - Reply

Could anyone help me.

I tried to change the drive board and somehow broke the big ribbon cable.

Now the disc won't spin anymore.

AlessioM - Reply

I removed my old disc drive because it wouldn't accept discs at all. It wouldn't even make a noise....almost like it was just DEAD. So I bought a brand new blu Ray optical drive for the PS4 and I removed the old one and installed the new one. I removed the motherboard from the old and screwed it onto the new one. I am sure I've installed everything like it should be but when I go to insert a disk.... I GET THE EXACT SAME RESULT!!!! No noise and it won't accept the disc. Please help if anyone can think of something I might have forgotten to do or overlooked.

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gilleytopher - Reply

Hello I have a problem I have damaged my optical disc drive and the logic board is there anything I can do

Jason - Reply

I just don't underatand, I bought another optical drive with a new laser installed and I took out the optical mother board from the new drive replacing it with the original one and I still get un recognized discs and I know for a fact it's the optical drive mother board because I tested the new optical drive with it's mother board and I could play blue rays but not ps4 games which gave me an error pretty much saying not compatable. I swapped back to the original optical mother board and pretty much back to normal again, not recognizing discs and I checked everything, even the rollers. I just don't get it, I always had back luck with play stations. I don't think anyone had changed it before and therefore the optical mother board should still be original, so what's happening here?

Deeb - Reply

If you bought a married drive and mother board, would they then run together?

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