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Inspired by yesterday’s PlayStation VR teardown we went ahead and cracked into the PlayStation 4 Slim. Smaller and more interesting than ever before, but how does this slim stack up to its older brother? Watch and find out!

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your PlayStation 4 Slim, use our service manual.


Sata ii? or sata iii?

James casner - Reply

My PS4 slim literally just stopped playing video game CDs, I was able to eject my Fifa 17; but since then I've been trying to put it back in and it's simply not working. This is really strange for me. Please what do you think is the problem and how can i solve it?

P.S. When I put my head close to the console, I hear a continuous clicking sound.

michael enearu - Reply

The same as my console , my PS4 Slim didn't read disk games before 3 days ago. When I turned on my console,I can hear the dick spinning but after a short while it stopped. And the screen showed "Unrecognized disc ". I also found only one way can made my console read disk : turned on the console for about 10 minutes then restarted it.But I think the most useful way is change the disk driver.

dds2005 -

I had the same issue with my Original Day One PS4, and the repair shop swapped out all the Blu Ray Drives with brand new drives to try to correct the issue… After swapping out the original Blu Ray drive with multiple Blu Ray drives which still didn’t correct the issue than I was told to buy a new PS4 console since it was a motherboard issue as I was told by the repair shop that not even restoring the system software to factory defaults fixed the issue either….

millenium_outrider -

The laser reader is jammed

akil deberry - Reply

agreed this was common even in the ps3 console look up ps4 bluray drive alignment

ROBERT Romero -

When i us headphones connected to the dualshock 4 to listen all the sounds it usually have some problems of continuity... sometimes i cant hear nothing

Loris Carrara - Reply

You need to take out the disk drive and there's this little plastic circle that hangs under that's probably not up on the way

Ricky Rios - Reply

I have this issue, could you elaborate?

J P -

I have a question do you guys have an extremely specific part that i need. It's the ribbon cable that goes to the power button... i bought the PS4 slim on craigslist and the guy said the only thing that is needed was the power core.. i got that cause the PS4S was 50 bucks and the core was 80. I watched your video but the only thing that I noticed that was missing was that power ribbon cable and was wondering if you had any in stock

mattd64 - Reply

Do you have to remove all of the ribbon cables to remove the top panel. I am looking to custom paint my PS4 and I don't want to mess around with the cables if I don't have to.

Luke Raynsford - Reply

i dont see anything

Edward Littman Jr (Ed) - Reply

I got alittle water in my ps4 now it wont read disc plz help

Kareem hallug - Reply

I would like a picture teardown instead of a video teardown which is a waste of time and data. These video teardowns are getting very annoying. I remember when ifixit only had picture teardowns. I guess they're just getting lazy.

Moofficer - Reply

Agreed picture teardown these videos are horrible

Sam Garesche -

This is just a quick fun teardown. Its just to see what it looks like inside. The real guides that your talking about take a lot longer to make and you can see them in the guide section now that they are completed.

Reed Deemer -

Hi this video is cool and all but does anyone know where they might have a normal teardown like the rest of iFixits?

Sam Garesche - Reply

My controllers keep disconnecting from the ps4 idk what to do I’ve used a brand new controller same problem

William Santizo - Reply

How do i replace the old rj45 port on my playstation 4 slim 1 tb? I did all the steps i needed to do to check if it was the cable or the router but it was none of those.

Javier - Reply

What do I do if my PS4 just suddenly popped and stopped working, this has happened with my other PS4’s and all of them have have had the same problem, I think its the spark plug but I don’t know for sure

Miguel Gomez - Reply

I think you may be confused since i’m certain that the console do not contains “Spark Plug”, and that is a component/part for automotive vehicles only so you might be mixing it up.

David Peck -

Hi while doing mine one of my screw has been ruined and I can’t get it out. Can someone please help thank you

Deelan - Reply

This sounds wierd but in allot cases the PS4 Slim or Pro will read the disk when you put the PS4 on its side or upside down. good luck

Eric Boer (De pspdokter) - Reply

Its actually a motherboard issue as it turned out at least thats what I was told by a repair shop when my Day One Original PS4 just stopped reading Blu Ray movies and game discs completely, and not even swapping out the drive with multiple brand new drives fixed the issue either…

millenium_outrider -

My PS4 Slim overheats after 30 mins of playing games or watching YouTube on there. This did not affect the overall gameplay quality but just makes me worried about the console itself. Do I need to take action s? If so, how and where can I fix this problem?

Thank you very much

jack qiu - Reply

Really? A tear down video without subtitles? SMH.

Daniel Powers - Reply

My remotes won’t connect to the device. They work on my friends but not mine.

Justin Webb - Reply

My ps4 slim came from japan and it says that its only 100 volts but i search on the internet and its says that all ps4 is auto volts but I don’t have the guts to try it plugged in into 220 volts

ismayli14 - Reply

I had a PS4 launch model before, which I maintained (as well as I could after it fell while cleaning the room) and got a TR9 screwdriver (from iFixit, of course) for. I now have a ps4 slim, which is still within warranty, but once warranty runs out in september 2021, I would like to give it a proper cleaning. Am I going to be able to use my TR9, or am I going to need a different TR screwdriver?

Robin Lemstra - Reply

I've lost some screws my PS4 Slim. Does anyone sell replacement screws?

marklinenfan - Reply

Is there a PS4 Slim revised edition teardown on ifixit site? The revised edition has black caps as replacement for some screws and it is more complicated to clean the heatsink and fan completly.

Denis Țiboca - Reply

Did you make any progress here? I’m stuck on the black caps

kyleshike -

I’ve been having internet connection issues, every time I try to connect to the internet, it keeps giving me the error code CE-33984-7. I have tried a LAN cable and that works but I can’t use the LAN cable all the time. Can anyone help?

WiRed_S3r9ant - Reply

So I got cold tea inside my ps4 slim I turn it off for 4 hours then I turn it on but it right off right away…. What does it mean and what can I do

Cris Lee williams - Reply

What is the name of what was taken out at 1:02

Liam Sherry - Reply

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