HOW TO: PS4 Fix for auto disc eject problem

HOW TO: PS4 Fix for auto disc eject problem

If you’re still having trouble with your PS4 auto ejecting discs randomly and have tried Sony’s “fix” to no avail, here’s a PS4 fix you can do without having to pay Sony to repair it for you. In my case, Sony’s PS4 fix seems to work for a day or two and then I’m right back in the same mess. Not only would my games eject right in the middle of playing, but sometimes I would have my PS4 in standby mode and all of a sudden I’d hear the dreaded beeping sound of the system ejecting; whether a disc was inserted or not. What made it more frustrating was that I never had the problem until the 1 year warranty ran out and of course, I didn’t purchase the extended service.

The PS4 Fix

The solution is rather easy, but it comes at a small cost. You simply need to disable the eject button on the console itself. This forces you to eject discs from the options menu when the PS4 is on. For me, this wasn’t an issue since I rarely touched the physical buttons (power included) to begin with.

When you tear down the PS4, you will see how the button works. It basically touches a thin piece of metal that is already touching the logic board inside. However, after looking at it for a few minutes, I still can’t figure out why the system thinks the button is being pressed. Since the eject button is touch enabled, my guess is that something in the equation is emulating the touch of a finger, thus closing the circuit. I wouldn’t doubt if small vibrations from the game spinning is causing the metal to touch prematurely.

Opening your PS4 will void your warranty. If you still have warranty coverage, there’s no reason not to send it to Sony and let them repair it for you.

Repair steps

Tools: You will need a Torx® T8 security bit.
  1. Remove the 3 screws on the bottom panel. (You’ll have to remove 3 black stickers to find the screws.)
  2. Remove the bottom panel of the system.
  3. Locate the connection point for the eject button.
  4. Apply a piece of electrical tape over the connection point.
  5. Put the bottom panel back on and screw it in.

As I mentioned before, you will no longer be able to use the eject button on the console, but you can easily eject discs from the controller itself. I find that this is such a small price to pay (literally) versus always worrying if you’re going to be in the middle of a game and all of a sudden your disc gets spit out.

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  1. Mike November 4, 2017

    Question: what exactly is a Torx TS18 security bit and where can I find one?

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