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well i always buy the extra protection plan, i havent needed it yet this generation thankfully. but you can protect it through psn in the store buying the extended warranty, so the option is there. i cant blame sony on this.



 

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Bring it to a repair shop, or use USB wireless controllers.

Also, how old is the PS4?



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Cerebralbore101 said:

Just trying to be honest. First time wasn't their fault. But a console simply shouldn't break in under three years. That is silly. Maybe I'm one of the unlucky few. Maybe most PS4's keep working well into their teens like the PS2 did. But having this experience makes me want to not even bother with a PS5. 

Many consoles can break in under three years, specialy depending on how much you play and how you care for it, even a PC can easily break in under three years, Id say a PC is even more probe to break. Also the PS4 is out of its warranty they are gona charge to repair it, its how it goes. 



I once got an Ylod on my PS3, but I think the PS4, and the pro are rather durable. But mine got plenty of breathing space.



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I hope you change your title because it's click bait title, you should add " if my warranty are expired " or " If i am breaking my warranty ".



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Nintendo has service fees too, so that whole ultimatum you gave makes no sense. Every company charges service fees, but most people don't take care of their shit.



Ganoncrotch said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Wired. 

Damn. Even replacing a simple bluetooth antenna fix needs you to solder over 20 microscopic pins? I think I'll just try to hunt down a wired secondary controller, and then sell it for $150, with the defect intact. Thanks for all your help. :D

Edit: Also I can see how just one of those little pins melting from overheating would cause an issue. This whole thing is my old roomate's fault for sure. Now if only I could get money from his jobless butt. Oh well. That would be like getting water from  a stone. Dude hasn't had a real job for longer than three months in several years. Glad I no longer live with him. 

Yeah look the wired pads from Amazon would turn it back into a functional console at the very least for watching stuff on , just gotta watch out for people running passed in front of you.

And yeah heat on solder points weakens them, you could try opening it up yourself and seeing if you could physically put something into the case to press the bluetooth chip down into the PCB but it could be tough, to open a Ps4 you need to slide open the side panel on the left side and use I think it's a Torx 8 to remove the screws to take off the right side. but it's not an easy job because on a base PS4 you need to also remove the heatsink from the board which could lead to other issues if there is any extra damage been done by the original overheating issue which your mate caused.

 

Good luck sorting it though.

I can't remember which size it is but they are security torx.  Without removing the heatsink about all I think you can get to is the power supply, the hard drive and the disc drive.  I was lucky enough to get to take mine apart when I bought the GF a physical copy of GOW only to find out her 2 year old had fed the drive a little plastic star that prevented discs from being read.



It saddens me to see how many people here are so eager to let companies get away with not fixing stuff not broken by user-fault 'fairly shortly' after getting the product. I'd personally expect a console should last at least 3-4 years and probably more, and I think if the product happens to break during its expected lifetime, the manufacturer should absolutely be required to fix or replace it for free, warranty or not. That's actually the legislation we have here in Finland, although 'expected lifetime' can be shorter than you'd think. And just for the record, I'm talking about the general attitude here without any relation to this case.



The_Yoda said:
Ganoncrotch said:

Yeah look the wired pads from Amazon would turn it back into a functional console at the very least for watching stuff on , just gotta watch out for people running passed in front of you.

And yeah heat on solder points weakens them, you could try opening it up yourself and seeing if you could physically put something into the case to press the bluetooth chip down into the PCB but it could be tough, to open a Ps4 you need to slide open the side panel on the left side and use I think it's a Torx 8 to remove the screws to take off the right side. but it's not an easy job because on a base PS4 you need to also remove the heatsink from the board which could lead to other issues if there is any extra damage been done by the original overheating issue which your mate caused.

 

Good luck sorting it though.

I can't remember which size it is but they are security torx.  Without removing the heatsink about all I think you can get to is the power supply, the hard drive and the disc drive.  I was lucky enough to get to take mine apart when I bought the GF a physical copy of GOW only to find out her 2 year old had fed the drive a little plastic star that prevented discs from being read.

That last line made me actually cringe reading it.

I would really not recommend the OP attempt to repair this on his own having seen the videos on youtube of it being done, it's something I wouldn't be confident with... and just this week I replaced the analogue stick in my Switch controller and the battery pack from an old DS3 that was knocking about and wouldn't charge.

That said.... no more Ghosting to the left in all my switch games for the sake of a €3.40 replacement stick and about 45 mins of squinting to see the tiny damn board connections in the joycon...

unrelated I know... but seriously think about how tiny the joycon is and those ribbons are crazily light, would really recommend caution if anyones planning to replace one of these sometime! Cool to see inside though, just needed a small philips and the Nintendo tri wing screwdriver to save 50e replacing it.



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Ganoncrotch said:
The_Yoda said:

I can't remember which size it is but they are security torx.  Without removing the heatsink about all I think you can get to is the power supply, the hard drive and the disc drive.  I was lucky enough to get to take mine apart when I bought the GF a physical copy of GOW only to find out her 2 year old had fed the drive a little plastic star that prevented discs from being read.

That last line made me actually cringe reading it.

I would really not recommend the OP attempt to repair this on his own having seen the videos on youtube of it being done, it's something I wouldn't be confident with... and just this week I replaced the analogue stick in my Switch controller and the battery pack from an old DS3 that was knocking about and wouldn't charge.

That said.... no more Ghosting to the left in all my switch games for the sake of a €3.40 replacement stick and about 45 mins of squinting to see the tiny damn board connections in the joycon...

unrelated I know... but seriously think about how tiny the joycon is and those ribbons are crazily light, would really recommend caution if anyones planning to replace one of these sometime! Cool to see inside though, just needed a small philips and the Nintendo tri wing screwdriver to save 50e replacing it.

Good work after using a small standard screwdriver for taking apart the PS4 i bought this in case I needed to do it again.

 

Torx Screwdriver Set, T4 T5 T6 T7 Torx Security T8 T9 T15 T20 Hex Nut Pentalobe Flathead Triwing Triangle Square Bit Tool Kit with Flexible Shaft Extension for Precise Repair Maintenance (45 IN 1)

not sure if the link will work outside the US or not

 

The set is decent, I already had one that had most of this stuff outside of the tri-wing and security torx