Solved – External Optical Drive for Ps4
PlayStation 4 (PS4) is a gaming console developed by Sony. It comes with a built-in optical drive and does not support any external DVD/CD drive. However, it supports external hard disc drives (HDDs) to store your data.
It supports the following optical drive formats:
- Blu-ray Disc
- Hybrid discs
The PS4 does not support these types of playback disc formats.
- BD-R/RE XL
To use the supported CD/DVDs, you have to enable the disc playback feature over the Internet. Once you have enabled this feature, your PS4 system does not have to connect to the Internet to play your Blu-ray disc or DVDs. If your PS4 optical drive has been damaged and you plan to use an external optical drive, it will not work. Instead, you can replace the damaged optical drive with a new one. Follow these detailed instructions to replace your PS4 optical driver easily.
- First, turn off your PS4 console. Unplug the power cord and cables from the console (if any).
- Flip the console and remove the four stickers located at the rear of your PS4.
- Remove the three 9mm screws from the console to open the case.
- Take out the bottom panel and front piece by sliding the panel towards the back.
- Remove the three 9mm screws and two 4cm Philips head screws.
- Lift the power supply control and remove the five-wire plug attached from the motherboard’s power supply.
- Gently, unplug the ribbon wire from the optical drive.
- Also, unplug the ribbon cable from the motherboard.
- Pull out the Wi-Fi antenna cable and the optical drive’s four-wire plug from the motherboard.
- Remove the four 9mm screws attached to the Wi-Fi antenna and optical drive.
- Also, remove the 5mm Philips head screws.
- Remove the Wi-Fi antenna and take out the optical drive assembly entirely from the PS4.
- Once you have removed the existing optical drive, fix the new External Optical Drive for Ps4 and complete the assembly by following the steps in reverse.