Whether you are a PS4 owner or not, chances are that you’ve heard about the HDMI port issues, but it’s not a problem, we can fix your PS4 HDMI port no matter what PS4 model you have.
The symptoms of this issue can vary from your screen having no picture at all to just partial sections of your TV being displayed onscreen.
This blog post will cover how to diagnose why your HDMI port is not working and where to get it repaired.
Why is my PS4 HDMI port not working
You will want to start by checking your HDMI cables for any damage, as this can cause connection issues to your PS4.
The next step is to check if you are having trouble with a particular HDMI input port on the TV, try another HDMI port on your TV, or try a completely different TV or screen that has an HDMI input.
How can you tell if PS4 video problems are caused by a broken HDMI port?
The only way you can really tell if the HDMI port is the problem on your PS4 console, is to look inside the HDMI port itself, after plugging out the HDMI cable.
If you see any pins that are bent, or if you can see the pins are pushed in, or even if you wiggle the HDMI port slightly and it looks lose, then the PlayStation 4’s HDMI port will need to be replaced.
Fix your PS4 HDMI port in South Africa
The best place to fix your PS4 HDMI port repaired is here at Console Service Centre, as we keep stock on all the HDMI ports for all the PS4 models.
And we only use quality new HDMI port for the PS4 consoles, we don’t use second hand ports we stripped from some other poor customers PS4!
There are many places online that offer cheaper repairs, but they may not be able to fix the issue completely or it could come back within a short period of time or worse cause further damage to the PS4, or they tell you it’s your main board and strip your parts to repair another customers PS4.
You’ll want to avoid these types of companies that claim they can fix your PS4 HDMI port and instead go with a company like us that is the highest most rated gaming company today on Google Reviews, Hello Peter and Facebook reviews in South Africa today.
What causes the PS4’s HDMI port to break?
The reason most HDMI ports on the PS4 consoles fail is from either pugging in a faulty HDMI cable, or from plugging the HDMI cable out and back in when moving the PS4 around.
The more you keep plugging out the HDMI cable and plugging it back in again, the higher the chances are that you will damage the HDMI port in your PS4 console.
Items needed to Fix your PS4 HDMI port replacement
Firstly, you will need to open the PS4, very carefully, and I really mean carefully.
To replace the HDMI port in your PS4 console, you will need the following items:
For that you will need a T8 and Philips screwdriver or bit.
A new HDMI port, and it must be the correct one for your specific PS4 model, there are 2 different types.
A hot air station to remove the HDMI port, do not use a soldering iron or hot air gun, you will cause damage to the tracks on the main board, or other components around the HDMI port area.
A soldering iron with a small flat tip to redo the solder on the main board where the HDMI port connects with the main board again.
You will need solder wire, to fix your PS4 HDMI port to the board.
You will also need some solder flux to get the old solder to melt faster and the solder flux will also help the new solder bond and flow better.
How much does it cost to fix your PS4 HDMI port on PS4?
A new PS4 HDMI port replacement including parts, labour and free collection and delivery will cost R1270.00, if it is only the HDMI port itself, and not the HDMI encoder IC.
Can an HDMI port go bad?
Yes, if your HDMI cable is damaged, when you plug it into the PS4 console, it can either bend the pins in the HDMI port, or push the HDMI port or the pins back into the PS4 console.
If this happens, you will need to replace the entire PS4 HDMI port.
It will also cause your screen to go black with no video output after turning it on, and the power light on the PS4 will go to a white colour.
How do I know if my HDMI port is broken?
Either the pins in the HDMI port on your PS4 side will be bent or pushed back, or the HDMI port might feel lose, or the inside of the HDMI port might be pushed into the PS4 console itself.
PS4 HDMI port repair near me.
There are a few places that can fix your PS4 HDMI port. If you live in South Africa, we here at Console Service Centre offer PS4 HDMI port repair services.
You can visit our contact us page by Clicking Here, to find our address and office hours.
Or book a free collection and delivery back to you again by Clicking Here.
Fix Your PS4 HDMI port under warranty.
If your PS4 console is still under warranty, you can get your PS4 console replaced with a refurbished one that comes with a 3 month warranty.
Please note that you will lose all the data on your current PS4 as they will take your broken PS4 from you.
This is why customers rather get it repaired by us, then they get their own PS4 back again, and they don’t lose any data when we just replace the HDMI port.
To start the warranty process, Click Here to go to the PlayStation support website.
Get a free estimate to fix your PS4 HDMI port
Click Here to select the PS4 model you have, and the system will send your an immediate estimate cost to fix your PS4 HDMI port.