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Introduction

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. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell, Remove the Wi-Fi antenna: step 1, image 1 of 2 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell, Remove the Wi-Fi antenna: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard.

  2. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 2, image 1 of 3 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 2, image 2 of 3 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grab the antenna cable and move it out from the cable guides.

  3. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 3, image 1 of 3 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 3, image 2 of 3 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to thread the antenna cable out from underneath the optical drive cable.

  4. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 4, image 1 of 2 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the 9.7 mm Torx security screw securing the antenna.

  5. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 5, image 1 of 2 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the Wi-Fi antenna.

  6. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell, What is Wrong?: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  7. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell, Solder it back: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • 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

Conclusion

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

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bdcallen69

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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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