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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.

    Remove the screw directly to the left of that one in the picture as well. Should be silver.

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  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.

    Are you SURE that it’s counter-clockwise?

    The Stuff - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    T8 fits like a glove for me

    Daniel Henderson -

    Is there anything else you can use

    randomweeb - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    A small flathead screwdriver will work

    shawng6363 -

    There is a small metal rod in the middle of the screw that isn’t allowing my t8 inside. Any insight on this?

    gavinstoutconner@icloud.com - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Some T8 bits have a hole in the middle that will allow that rod to go through; some do not. If you have a set of multiple bits, check if there are any others labeled T8 or TR8 with that hole in the middle.

    Nicholas -

    There is a metal thing inside of the screw slot any insite on this?

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  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.

    It says to place it upside down, but didn't you do so in the previous step? I've been trying to unscrew the screw with my screwdriver that I got from here and if I had to had the system right side up, I'm afraid I might've stripped the screw from all the force I tried to use to get the screw out that will NOT budge. It didn't even move the slightest after removing the warranty sticker.

    Vidal Santos - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    There is a single clip on the left side about 5cms in, and another clip on the right side equidistant to the one on the other side. Jamming a spudger in there first, and lifting those clips helped, and then I had to slide down to lift a total of 4 clips on each side (each about 4cms apart). Then push the cover away from you, if that makes more sense than “sliding it towards the back corners”, since the back corners are technically facing you.

    Emil Fisk - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    It would be easier if you just lifted the top cover of the PS4.

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  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.

    Undo 4 clips on each side by using a spudger. And then lift the front corners up and pull towards you to undo them.

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  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.

    UK model seems to be different here. There's no Philips screw where there is on your image.

    MaFt Morley - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    This regards EU models in general, i think. My danish version is the same.

    William Villadsen -

    The screw on the left was 31mm, and the one on my right side was only 19mm.

    Emil Fisk - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  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.

    Es gibt diese Schrauben bei meiner Ps4 Cuh 2116A nicht und ich bekomme das Teil so nicht raus. Kann mir jmd helfen?

    Julian S. - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Only 2 Phillips actress here on my UK

    MaFt Morley - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Only 2 phillips screws on the US one as well.

    Sean Douglas - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  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.

    Is this metal sheet required for the unit to power on?

    AlexT - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I think the metal sheet protects the rest of the console or something from heating too much.

    BloodSpark22 -

    Kann man diesen Metallblech einzeln kaufen? Finde im Internet nichts

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    A quoi sert la tôle métallique qui recouvre le ventilateur et l’alimentation svp

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  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.

    What does this mean for part do? This part is not present in my console nor is the space where it's supposed to reside as shown in the picture above.

    The Hondo - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Me neither, guess they are different models.

    Daniel Henderson -

    There was a longer clip 8mm long on the left side which had to be pulled straight out. However, be careful when pulling out the antenna. My cable was soldered to the metal plate.

    Emil Fisk - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    It is easier to wiggle the cable out from the plastic power supply housing in step 10.

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  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.

    Forgot to mention to remove the hard drive.

    The Stuff - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  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.

    Your guide is good but detail. Could be alot better for a start you forgot to mention the screw on the other side that must also be removed to let the power supply out of ps4 slim

    Chicky Boy3 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Could you replace a ps4 slim model CUH-211B with a N16-160P1A power supply

    Aiden Thrash - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Just because I feel like this needs to be stated clearly, “Do no attempt to pull the plug out by the wires!”

    Pull from the plastic, male end of the plug or you’re going to end up have a very bad day.

    Matthew D. H. - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Literally no way I can do it by the plastic, the only way is wires. Gotta risk it I guess

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  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.

    I have a ps4 model CUH-2215B and all the orange screws were replaced with molded plastic pins. They don’t come out. I could rip the heads off with pliers or something, but idk how it would go back together.

    Reed Deemer - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I have the same model as you and was stopped by this discovery, what i would try to do is remove them with pliers anyway and just use some spare small screws in the holes and see if that works, but I think no harm would happen if you just leave them out since it’s just a plate being held on and no important components are being held in place exclusively by the black pins.

    Anurag RB26 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Many of the screws were replaced with plastic rivets. Just use a straight head jewelers screw driver or very small chisel to shear off the head of the rivet by hitting the screw driver or chisel with a hammer. Be sure to keep the screw driver or chisel on a steep angle so not to place force down into to console. No need to replace them when re-assembling, They are not needed.

    bsey60@yahoo.com - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Anyway of ur gonna clean ur ps4 , it's better to remove the bottom one , u can get the motherboard without even touching that cover , it's not so necessary

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  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.

    Naja, etwas unvollständig, das Laufwerk ist ja noch drin.

    Alex - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Where is the part number so I can order the exact fit? I have a older ps4 not the pro

    Neto Rosas - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    This guy is incorrect unless you plan on breaking off all of the rivets, and replacing only half of the disk drive. Proper replacement requires full disassembly

    Ender - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    How do I identify the part no’ for replacement please?

    Pete B - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    This guide is only for replacing the disk loading system not the entire drive.

    Drew B - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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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?

Yegor Ilchuk - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Yeah, where's the ending to this?

Ben Baptist - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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.

Freddie Parsons - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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

Frank Ferrante - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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

Joshua Sites -

What drive is used for replacement? Anyone have a link?

Matthew Silliman - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Newer ps4 slim has some black buttons on the drives instead of the 10 screws I’m stuck on getting the plate to the disc drive any suggestions????

Hakeem Baksh - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I had to shave off the tops of those black buttons with a pocket knife to get the plate to come off.

Elizabeth Soltwedel -

The screw behind the warranty is not a T8 , it’s a TR8 (Tamper Resistant) screw. Just so you know which screwdriver to ACTUALLY buy/use.

Manuel Guzman - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

T8 works fine

Dakota Ryder -

hi guys, is it possible to replace a ps4 slim disc drive with a standard ps4 disc Drive?

thank you

Gaby Cove - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Nope i’m afraid you’ll have to buy the same model of ps4 slim disc drive with same one.

David Peck -

Hi.

I have the ps4 slim, the optical drive stopped working. I been through the process here and replaced the drive with a new one but the new one won't work either. Any suggestions?

Andrew Turner - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

this will help me get my PS4 repaired

Jonathan Davis - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

i just need to get a new disc drive online

Jonathan Davis - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I have installed a new drive and it is not taking in disc, any suggestions ?

Fabio - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Thanks for putting this up. I was wondering how different it was going to be, compared to tearing down the Pro.

Matthew D. H. - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

This guide is incomplete.If you want to actually replace the disc drive,then refer to the fan guide. The entire system let's be taken apart to get to the disk drive and or the fan. I also Ordered a replacement drive and installed it properly and it does not work

Quintin Harbin - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I replaced the optical drive but it only accepts the disc part of the way in. It's like something is blocking it because I can hear and fell the pull of the feed on the disc. I've taken it apart several times to check. What am I missing?

Elizabeth Soltwedel - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I'm having the same problem

Antonio Rivera -

So I replaced it but it want take any discs at all? Im not sure what to do

Antonio Rivera - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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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