I need help I have no clue what to do you may be my last chance
I have a ps4 pro. It freezes at the ps logo on boot up 99% of time.
Weird thing is sometimes it also shuts down at this stage instead. When it does that you hear a kind of a snap or zap. It is almost like something component in the ps4 blew. Sounds like a electrical shock.
Once it shuts down. I try to start it up again and the ps4 beeps but doesn’t start up. Eventually I get it to boot up again. It freezes or shutsdown again like before. The led typically goes white.
So originally I thought it was a hard drive issue.
I reinstalled OS and it worked but the ps4 would not shutdown. I had to hold the power button for 10 seconds to shutdown.
Great! What’s next.
Eventually it started to freeze at the ps logo again. Nice back to square one.
I reinstalled OS again same exact weird result. ( it works, won’t shutdown then eventually freezes at ps logo then shuts down at ps logo.
I checked the hard drive. Did read right tests the whole 9. Hard drive is fine!
Deleted all partitions and reformated NTFS with a specialty program on my pc. Then reinstalled os on ps4. I Experienced the Exact same issue as before.
I Replaced Hard drive with a newer tested drive. Again exact same cycle of problems.
It can’t be the hard drive or OS. Seems safe to say.
I cleaned the system and the fan works so it can’t be over heating.
Could it be the power supply? The sound it makes does lead me to believe it’s a real possibility.
Is it the Apu?
Sata controller chip?
I honestly have no idea where to go from here Or if this even a fixable issue.
I got ripped of buying this used ps4 pro and I can’t even seem to fix it even after buying a new hard drive and spending days on this.
I spoke with technicians that do this kind of work all the time and they r baffled too.
I need help or this ps4 is going to learn to fly from a 2nd story window.
But if anyone has an idea on how to fix this its you.
I’ve watched many of your videos and you are a genius at diagnostics and repairs.
Please if there is anything you can do even if it is the advice that I should quit its not worth it please let me know.
I do minor repairs for fun as a hobby to keep console electronics out of the junk pile i do it for free for freinds, family and people that seek my help. I don’t make money at this and now as it turns out it looks like I am loosing more money.
The ps4 pro is in good shape otherwise I hate to just throw it away after all this time and money.
My Appologies for the super long description. I’m just at my witts end on this issue. i am sure the frustration is odvious.
This group may be my very last hope. I even tried several you tubers and so far either they don’t know or have not responded as of yet.