If your PS4 is not reading you games or discs you insert, it’s most likely your laser that will need to be replaced.
The laser in any gaming consoles only really last between 3 and 5 years, and can easily be replaced and the console will work perfectly again.
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How much does it cost to replace a PS4 laser?
The cost to replace the laser in your PS4 console will be from R950.00, including the laser and drive alignment, parts and labour.
How long does the PS4 laser replacement take?
The laser replacement takes anything from 1 hour to 7 working days to do, it will all depend on how many repairs are in the queue before yours.
We generally take between 1 and 3 days to do most gaming repairs.
Why do PS4 lasers give problems or need to be replaced?
PS4 lasers and other gaming consoles laser only have a life span of between 3 and 5 years, it all depends on how often you use discs inside the PS4 and how often you service your PS4 console.
The laser unit itself has a small laser diode inside it, and can be though of like a light bulb, the more you use it the more the life span gets shorter.
Eventually the laser burns our or gets weaker over time, and this causes the PS4 to either stop reading discs, or it will start struggling to read the discs.
This is a very common problem and can be repaired.
When it comes to servicing your PS4 console, if you don’t service it regularly or even blow out your PS4 console with air, you run the risk of the dust going inside the laser unit and you will not be able to get the dust out.
The unit is a sealed unit with tiny mirrors that redirect the laser light onto the disc itself, if these mirror or laser diode get dust inside or on top of them, it will not reading discs anymore.
Can the problem be something other than the laser?
Yes, if your PS4 doesn’t read games or other discs that you put in the PS4, it can be the disc drive itself that needs a proper service, or the disc drive or laser needs to be re-aligned again.
If you get an error when you put a disc inside your PS4, it could even be something wrong on the main board itself, or if your PS4 has a drive board on the disc drive, it could be the drive board that’s faulty too.
Lets repair your PS4 not reading games or discs problem.
Bring your PS4 to us or lets collect it from you so we can take a look what the problem is and give you a free estimate/quote.
We don’t charge assessment or quotation fees like other gaming companies.