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Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the Wi-Fi antenna on your Sony Playstation 4.

Unplug your PS4 before beginning any repairs.

  1. Flip the PS4 upside-down with the back side facing towards you.
    • Flip the PS4 upside-down with the back side facing towards you.

  2. Use tweezers to remove the two stickers in the center of the back of the PS4 exposing two case screws. Use tweezers to remove the two stickers in the center of the back of the PS4 exposing two case screws. Use tweezers to remove the two stickers in the center of the back of the PS4 exposing two case screws.
    • Use tweezers to remove the two stickers in the center of the back of the PS4 exposing two case screws.

  3. Use tweezers to carefully remove the plastic screw covers in each corner, exposing two more case screws. Use tweezers to carefully remove the plastic screw covers in each corner, exposing two more case screws.
    • Use tweezers to carefully remove the plastic screw covers in each corner, exposing two more case screws.

  4. Remove the four 7.2 mm Torx security screws on the back of the PS4. Remove the four 7.2 mm Torx security screws on the back of the PS4.
    • Remove the four 7.2 mm Torx security screws on the back of the PS4.

  5. Use your thumbs to lift the lower case up and off the PS4. The lower case is held into place by plastic clips. You may need to use significant force to release the lower case.
    • Use your thumbs to lift the lower case up and off the PS4.

    • The lower case is held into place by plastic clips. You may need to use significant force to release the lower case.

  6. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the power supply cable straight out and disconnect the power supply unit from the motherboard. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the power supply cable straight out and disconnect the power supply unit from the motherboard.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the power supply cable straight out and disconnect the power supply unit from the motherboard.

  7. Remove three 9.7 mm Torx security screws. Remove two 41 mm Phillips screws and brackets.
    • Remove three 9.7 mm Torx security screws.

    • Remove two 41 mm Phillips screws and brackets.

  8. Lift the power supply straight up and out of the PS4. The power supply is held firmly in place by prongs on the left side. It may take multiple attempts to get it free. During reassembly, ensure the prongs are aligned, then press the power supply into place.
    • Lift the power supply straight up and out of the PS4.

    • The power supply is held firmly in place by prongs on the left side. It may take multiple attempts to get it free.

    • During reassembly, ensure the prongs are aligned, then press the power supply into place.

  9. Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard. Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard.

  10. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grab the antenna cable and move it out from the cable guides. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grab the antenna cable and move it out from the cable guides. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grab the antenna cable and move it out from the cable guides.
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grab the antenna cable and move it out from the cable guides.

  11. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to thread the antenna cable out from underneath the optical drive cable. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to thread the antenna cable out from underneath the optical drive cable. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to thread the antenna cable out from underneath the optical drive cable.
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to thread the antenna cable out from underneath the optical drive cable.

  12. Remove the 9.7 mm Torx security screw securing the antenna. Remove the 9.7 mm Torx security screw securing the antenna.
    • Remove the 9.7 mm Torx security screw securing the antenna.

  13. Remove the Wi-Fi antenna. Remove the Wi-Fi antenna.
    • Remove the Wi-Fi antenna.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

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Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

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Took me about 10mins with this guide. Super easy. New parts in and working wonderfully. Ty ifixit!

luckycha87 - Reply

My wireless controlers wasn't recognised. I change the WiFi connector but this problem is not resoleved yet.

Frederic Morelli - Reply

Hi Frederic! Have you tried resetting the controller? Have you tried any other controllers to see if they work? Also, are you sure the battery in your controller is good and it's charged up?

TronicsFix -

Hello my controller has a hard time working from 4 feet away from my console and disconnecting. Im thinking of doing this hopefully it works. Is the bluetooth and wifi part the same thing because my wifi doesnt seem to pick up my wireless router.

ludracing - Reply

Yes, the wifi and bluetooth antenna is the same.

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