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Use this guide to remove or replace your Playstation 4 Slim’s disk drive.

Note: If your replacement disk drive did not come with flex cables, you will have to transfer the cables from your original drive.

  1. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Locate the plastic warranty sticker next to the three ports on the side of the console.

    • Remove the warranty sticker by peeling it off with any kind of spudger.

    • Removing the warranty sticker will NOT cause your warranty to be null and void.

  2. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the 5.0mm screw that was behind the sticker using a T8 security Torx screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

  3. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Place the Playstation 4 Slim upside down with the side of the screw you just removed facing you.

    • Pry up on the two corners that are facing you with your fingers.

    • This may take a bit of force to open up and you will hear a fairly loud click when the bottom cover detaches.

    • Remove the bottom cover by sliding it towards the back corners and lifting up.

  4. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement, Power Supply: step 4, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement, Power Supply: step 4, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement, Power Supply: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Place the Playstation 4 Slim right side up, with the PS logo on top and the side with the words "SONY" and "PS4" facing you.

    • Pry up on the two corners that are facing you with your fingers.

    • This may take a bit of force to open and you will hear a fairly loud click when the top cover detaches.

    • Remove the top cover by sliding it towards the back corners and lifting up.

  5. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew and remove the two screws (left one 31.0mm and right one 24.0mm) using a T8 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

    • Unscrew and remove the 3.0mm screw using a Phillips #1 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

  6. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 16mm Philips screws holding the power supply in place.

  7. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the metal sheet from the top of the power supply by grabbing and lifting up with your hands.

  8. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the antenna from the top of the power supply by guiding the wire with your fingers through the groves underneath the metal panel.

  9. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Flip the Playstation 4 Slim onto its back.

    • Unscrew and remove the 4.0mm screw using a Phillips #1 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

  10. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Use a plastic opening tool to make space between the power supply and console by wedging and wiggling it in-between the two.

    • Lift the power supply up and onto its back on the metal sheet using your hands.

  11. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Disconnect the wire connection from the power supply by firmly gripping it with your fingers or tweezers and pulling out.

    • Remove the power supply completely by grabbing and lifting up with your hands.

  12. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement, Disk Drive: step 12, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement, Disk Drive: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the 31.0mm screw using a T8 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

    • Unscrew and remove the 10x 5.0mm screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

  13. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the metal plate by grabbing the edges and lifting up with your hands.

  14. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the two 3.0mm screws using a PH000 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

  15. PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Disk Drive Replacement: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the disk drive out by pinching on either side of the two black plastic "claws" and lifting up with your hand.

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

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incomplete guide, what replacement? the last step is taking the cover off but what about the disk drive?

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Yeah, where's the ending to this?

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To remove the complete drive you have to remove the motherboard. with the motherboard removed some of the above steps may not be necessary.

This guide is useful if you just need to remove disc or clean laser.

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when replacing do you have to swap a board like the PS4’s of the past?

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Nope, on the ps4 slim the optical drive is not married to the motherboard so any drive as long is the same model will work with any motherboard

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