My system had fallen from a shelf and then the front corner were the Antenna sits was damaged. It caused a wire to break at the solder point on the antenna. It caused input lag and you had to be right in-front of the system. Literally direct line of site . The controller would work for a minute then lag out. The X button wouldn't work or anything. How I fixed it could also fix a factory defect if the antenna wasn't put together right.

  1. Using a dental pick or something similar, remove the three stickers on the bottom casing.
    • Using a dental pick or something similar, remove the three stickers on the bottom casing.

  2. Remove the three black screws in the bottom case using a T9 security torx bit.
    • Remove the three black screws in the bottom case using a T9 security torx bit.

    • Pull up on one side of the case, then the other then slide the case back. It will then be free from the rest of the console.

    • Remove the five screws that secure the power supply. There are two PH1 and three T9 torx security screws.

    • First pull up on one side of the power supply, then pull up on the other side. Gently but firmly wiggle it out.

    • Be careful as you pull up on the power supply as it is still connected with a connector from the motherboard.

    • The power supply can lifted out and rotated down and set on the workbench.

      • Be very careful not to pull on the power supply as it will still be connected to the motherboard.

    • Use ESD-safe tweezers to carefully disconnect the wi-fi antenna by pulling it straight up.

      • Be be careful not to apply too much force on the WiFi connector as it can break off.

      • Do NOT use pliers as shown in this hastily taken photo.

    • After the WiFi cable is disconnected, de-route the cable from the two clips and under the optical drive cable.

    • Remove the one torx T9 security screw from the WiFi antenna located at the front of the console.

    • The WiFi Antenna can now be fully removed from the PS4.

    • As you can see there are 2 solder points . the wire must run through the first point to the second point. But when the system fell it broke that connection and Antenna got bent. If at factory the solder points were not correct it will cause the same lag issue with controller and WiFi.

    • This is the easy part. Remove the antenna. Move the wire inbetween the two solder points so it is connecting to the second point. Once there take your soldering Iron and heat up the solder and drag it over the wire to make the connection.

    • Just remember to leave the gap here. Do not bend the antenna to make the points touch your self. The gap that runs through it is there by design and changing that has adverse effects on controller and WiFi . But its that easy. My PS4 now works fine with controller and WiFi . No need for further tear-down and extra parts. Put bottom on. GTGo


To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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My console was giving me the same problem aft lots of research i came across ur guide and today i fixed the wifi antenna and its working awesome Thanks alot

Muzaffar - Reply

I've run into a similar problem (PS4 won't recognize controllers) but wifi works fine. Is it possible that bluetooth doesn't work but wifi does?

gustavo - Reply

I replaced my antenna with a new one. But im still experiencing input lag. What else should I do?

angellom90 - Reply

Me too man same problem really wanted it fixed but no luck :(

Ahmd -

I am having the exact same problem as you, if by any chance you are reading this and you fix it after 2 years pls help me

Matias Fernandez -

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