Sometimes the PS4 will constantly eject the disk, even when there is no disk in the drive. If you try to insert a disc the PS4 will not accept it, and eventually spit it out and continue trying to eject a disk that isn’t there.
We’ll explain how to fix a PS4 ejecting a disk when there is no disk in, including how you can fix this PS4 problem without opening up your PS4 or sending it back to Sony.
We ran into this PS4 problem when re arranging our home theater and turning the PS4 vertical for a few minutes while attempting to clean the dust off the device without scratching the surface.
When plugging the PS4 back in it ejected Assassin’s Creed Unity and continued trying to eject a disk over and over. Turning the PS4 off did not fix the problem, but there is a quick fix for most users.
Fix PS4 Eject Problems No Disk In Drive
If your PS4 keeps trying to eject a disk, here is how you can try to fix the problem without sending it in to Sony for repair. This is not the same issue as unexpected disk ejects that are a problem for some users, but it is still very annoying.
- Unplug all the wires from your PS4. This includes HDMI, Ethernet, audio and power.
- Now, count to 10 and then press the power button until the PS4 lights up for just a half a second.
- Yes, this works with the power cord unplugged.
- After this happens, count to 5 and plug the PS4 back in and get back to gaming.
It doesn’t sound like this will work, but it saved a frustrated call to Sony and got our PS4 back up and running in a few minutes. There is a chance you’ll hear a click and not see a light, but overall this should fix the PS4 constantly ejecting a disk problem.
For users who experience this problem more than once, it is a good idea to check out a full repair from Sony, so you don’t run into this PS4 problem after your warranty runs out and get stuck with a big problem you can’t fix on your own.
There does not appear to be any specific disc that causes this, but you can take steps to avoid this. Make sure you shut down the PS4 properly before unplugging it and remove all disks before you move the PS4 unit. This includes simply lifting it up to move and dust it, which is what broke our PS4 for a short period.
The PS4 warranty lasts one year, but you can buy an extended PS4 warranty for $49.99 that adds three years of additional coverage to the PS4. The only catch is that you need to do this before the first year of coverage is up. Once that passes you will need to fix the PS4 yourself or pay Sony to fix the PS4. If your PS4 warranty just expired you can try to convince support to help you out, but that’s not a sure thing.
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