I’ve had a problem with my PS4 slim optical drive, so I disassembled it according to a guide in order to fix the aluminium plate above the disc so that it doesn’t make this horrible grinding noise. I then reassembled it and I noticed that the drive is not working at all anymore. I can power up the PS4 and everything else works just fine, but the optical drive seems powered off. There’s no reaction to disc inserts (I can’t even insert it a bit). If I click on the eject button, it just peeps 2 times and nothing else happens. I reopened it a second time in order to remove the top cover of the optical drive and then I powered on the PS4. There’s no light coming out of the laser and the parts are not moving at all.
To me, it seems to be a power issue. I checked all the white ribbon cables on the backside of the PS4 slim, and they seem to be solidly connected to the ports. The only cable that got a bit folded during the opening process is the ribbon cable that starts from the power-on button region, but it’s still not torn or anything. Anything else that I could check? The drive worked before I opened it in order to fix the grinding noise. I’m not sure what I’ve damaged so bad that it doesn’t even turn on anymore…
PS: This little thing came off during the reopening:
imgur dot com/674ktDI
Any idea where this is from on the PS4 slim?
This is how my drive looks currently with the top removed:
imgur dot com/qTBuoz5