in some of the most severe cases, whether it was water damage or physical damage to the drive and the board, we are equipped to do a complete Blu-Ray Drive replacement. This means replacing the drive and Re-marrying the chips on the board.
Troubleshooting of a bad Blu-Ray drive:
While your PS4 is powered off, Use a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray disc and insert it into the Blu-Ray Drive. The system should power up. a good sign.
The Motor should start spinning to try to take your disc in... Wait for the drive to finish taking the disc in. another good sign
The drive should do sudden moves, and the CD should spin inside the Blu-Ray drive. Drive is almost there reading your disc.
on your TV, you will see a spinning / flashing CD logo wait for it.
A game should load the icon image.
Then you can press start to load the game.
Wait a few seconds and if your game is running. then nothing to worry about your drive. It most likely does not need a full Blu-Ray drive replacement.
If you have failed at any of the above steps. Please fill out a repair ticket and let us know which step it is that your Blu-Ray disc drive fail on. We will be glad to help you
How do we replace a Blu-Ray Drive on a PS4?
There are a few steps into the preparation of a replacement Blu-Ray drive. For models 1215A Replacements do not require re-marrying the chip, and repairs are considerably different. The drivers and chips are on the motherboard, and if you have issues with the hardware it is a different repair.
You will need a donor board or the driver chips for replacements on the daughter board.
First, we need to disassemble the PlayStation.
Remove the first drive, and replace.
Remove both Blu-Ray boards.
Desolder the Main Chip (encrypted) ** main step
clean host board, and solder Main chip to new daughter board
Test and you should be good to go.
If these steps seem cumbersome to you, don't worry they are actually level 8/10 difficulty for an experienced professional. No worries though. we can help you. Check out the video below to see how we do the repair.
Do all PlayStation 4 drives that are broken have to be replaced?
Not all hav eto be replaced or can be replaced. If you have Error CE-35888-2 and you try to remarry you wills till have that error, becuase you do not have the original chip. Now you still do not neeed to remarry drives that have daughter boards that can be repaired. Most boards are repairable and only in extreme cases do we have to remarry drives.
Disc was stuck and not ejecting. It turns out that the disc holder magnet was completely dislocated. And the joints where not in place. we have reattached the magnets and tested the gears. and It seems like this was a ps4 dropped damage as things have moved out of place and needed re-alignment.
The PlayStation had water damage! And needed to be inspected, after the water damage oxidization was cleaned we noticed burnt pads on the board. At our motherboard repair center we were able to the pad patched, and a new controller chip installed in the PS4.
We received a PlayStation 4 system with a broken blu-ray. We disassembled The entire drive and found out that there were foreign objects stuck inside the drive not allowing the mechanics to work properly. After removal and retesting the drive worked though some of the gears were broken so It is fully functioning but noisy .