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How to Fix PS4 Eject Problems (No Disc Inserted)



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.

Use this trick to fix a show-stopping PS4 problem.

Use this trick to fix a show-stopping PS4 problem.

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.

  1. Unplug all the wires from your PS4. This includes HDMI, Ethernet, audio and power.
  2. Now, count to 10 and then press the power button until the PS4 lights up for just a half a second.
  3. Yes, this works with the power cord unplugged.
  4. 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.

Read: 3 Common PS4 Problems & Fixes

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.



  1. Benjamin

    11/26/2014 at 5:46 am

    Thanks a lot!

    • D-Jasutin

      06/13/2015 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks bro this is very very helpfull

      Greetings from Holland

      Playstation 4 Ever

  2. trash

    11/26/2014 at 12:44 pm

    Sounds like a great console ! I hear tge overheating is starting also as quite a few units breaking down. Sony and ps4 are trash….bankruptcy soon ! Xbox one is so superior to this overhyped indiebox.

    • rodthegod

      02/01/2015 at 4:42 pm

      Shut up! Nobody care about your opinion

    • Mike

      02/26/2015 at 11:43 am

      This article was quite helpful, but you are what your subject line is.

    • Spoobydoo

      12/04/2015 at 10:21 am

      Wtf u mean indiebox sony has been around way longer than your prescious SHITBOX cant even change the color of your home screen unless you are connected to the net .

    • Macaulay

      02/05/2016 at 12:26 pm

      True worst console ever made

  3. Nathan

    12/28/2014 at 12:35 am

    Really usefull, I was terrified for a second then.

  4. Andres

    12/31/2014 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you so much ! 😊

  5. Troy

    12/31/2014 at 7:44 pm

    This works! Thanks man

  6. Jack

    01/01/2015 at 10:37 am

    I didn’t actually manage to get a light or hear any click when I was pressing the power button whilst unplugged, but after I plugged it all back in and turned it back on, it worked fine!

  7. Troy

    01/04/2015 at 11:26 pm

    When I encountered this, I believe the PS4 was in standby mode and my flatmate and I were in the room. He had not long turned it off after playing Dragon Age: Inquisition (disk still in the console) and it started by itself, ejected the disk and periodically ran the motors to eject what wasn’t in there.

    • James

      06/18/2015 at 7:38 pm

      Yeah that happened to me, but mine was turned all the way off after playing Evolve

      • Special Sony

        02/22/2016 at 3:37 am

        I heard a strange noise coming from the tv and when I went looking to check what was making the noise I found my ps4 and turned itself on (from being completely shut down the night before) and had ejected the disc and the motor was just ejecting over and over again! It happens about ones a week now very randomly, I heard talk about the small rubber feet putting pressure on the ejection button and let’s be fair it’s not like Sony have a great track record for great console design remember the large PS3 units if left on for extended periods would melt the solder and the CPU would fall away from the mother board cause it was mounted upside down….. Special!

  8. Vernon

    01/09/2015 at 5:21 pm

    Wow that really does work thanks alot

  9. Chris

    01/10/2015 at 2:33 am

    Thank you so much. This worked for me. So grateful.

  10. Jay

    01/10/2015 at 9:48 pm

    Worked like a charm, thanks!!!!!

  11. Arjun Ghose

    02/06/2015 at 9:23 pm

    It works! I can’t thank you enough, my friend.

  12. Asykar

    02/07/2015 at 2:38 am


  13. Asykar

    02/07/2015 at 2:43 am

    it came back and now its not working

  14. Martinslds

    02/07/2015 at 8:16 pm

    Awsome Quick Fix!
    This error happened last year on my console and I took it back and got a replacement,
    Now this Successfull fix has obviously saved me a lot of mucking around again, I wish I had of found it before,
    Much appreciate these Error Quick fixes that are made available from you guys, great work,
    kept this Gamer smiling :)
    Until we meet,,,

  15. bob

    02/21/2015 at 4:21 pm

    Maybe its a coincidence that I had unity in mine when it did this…

  16. Chuck

    02/21/2015 at 6:04 pm

    Got damn u are the best my dude

  17. Korriey

    03/04/2015 at 9:07 pm

    You are a God amoungst mortals. I could not stand listening to the damn eject noise any longer.


  18. Hashslingingslasher

    03/07/2015 at 6:20 am

    Glitch ! , This worked

  19. Connor

    03/11/2015 at 12:12 pm

    This works really well thanks :)

  20. fella8080

    03/15/2015 at 10:36 am

    U guys are freaking awesome!!!

  21. Ben

    03/16/2015 at 9:37 am

    Worked like a dream thanks alot !!

  22. mick

    03/20/2015 at 10:29 pm

    I found that taking the button off simply by pushing up from underneath the system with a screwdriver softly it just unclicks…problem solved still eject using the controller options

  23. Brady

    03/21/2015 at 7:54 am

    Worked for a few minutes. Than messed up again.

  24. Fabrini

    03/21/2015 at 11:10 pm


  25. Dre

    03/23/2015 at 4:31 pm

    Might sound dumb but it work for me

  26. Andrew

    03/23/2015 at 5:34 pm

    Worked, thanks!

  27. peteb

    03/27/2015 at 12:13 pm

    Worked. I’ve managed to fix this problem before by messing around for ages but this nailed it in seconds. Thanks

  28. Deak

    04/11/2015 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks a lot!!

  29. Deontae

    04/18/2015 at 10:20 am

    I hope it work !

  30. roxlie

    04/22/2015 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you so much! You are awesome. I almost cried because I thought my precious is broken!! lol!! Thank you!!!!

  31. andrew

    05/06/2015 at 12:03 pm

    I just slapped the top and it restarted its self by force shutting, havent done it since

  32. Elayne

    06/14/2015 at 5:34 pm

    Thanks Man! I love you. You really saved my life!!!

  33. James

    07/13/2015 at 2:45 am

    I didint get the light but it worked Thanks!

  34. Rush

    07/14/2015 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you! This works!

  35. Carlos

    07/21/2015 at 3:28 pm

    This was very helpful, thank you so much !

  36. Hannah

    07/27/2015 at 1:06 pm

    Dang, I can’t believe that worked! Mine spit out the disk while in rest mode and when I turned the game on to play later I realized it was ejecting nothing over and over. Its healed now, thank you!

  37. sergio

    07/28/2015 at 5:00 pm

    That incredibly worked!!! Thanks for the trick!!

  38. tiffany

    08/01/2015 at 6:06 pm

    Crisis averted!! I could hear the panic in my bf’s voice, grabbed my phone, found this page right and we tried it immediately. Thank you for sharing!!!!!

  39. James

    08/06/2015 at 9:33 am

    Quality! Massive help thought I had ruined it.

  40. [email protected]

    08/22/2015 at 10:27 pm

    thankyou so much! i was just gonna cry i thought i cooked up my ps4

  41. Josh....aka Corderpounder83

    09/12/2015 at 12:00 pm

    OMG i was about to shit my self and shot my ps4 in its face…. but THANK YOU very much it really did work…i didnt see a light buthey got hot as shit and it worked anyway….many thanks….and to the guy up top talkin about ps4 and sont it trash….well wasnt the xbox called the frying pan for awhile…(i dont think it was really called that) but they would get hot enough to shut the hell off and RED LIGHT…then u dumb bastereds had to go and buy ur lil fans for the back of them and keep shuting them off like every two hours……. im SONY for life

  42. jordansamosa

    10/03/2015 at 5:48 am

    Wow, I honestly didn’t think this would work. Many thanks!

  43. Mudassar

    10/06/2015 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you its alive after death

  44. George

    10/09/2015 at 6:27 pm

    thank you so much!!

  45. Mac

    10/31/2015 at 11:54 am

    i don’t know why, but this worked like a charm

  46. kev

    11/02/2015 at 12:53 pm

    just done it and it works

  47. Ricky

    11/13/2015 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you but why does this happen?

  48. Reo

    11/16/2015 at 7:58 pm

    It works perfectly..

  49. martin t.k

    11/19/2015 at 1:25 pm

    it works so thank you so much :D

  50. Ricky

    11/25/2015 at 4:35 pm

    Worked for a little bit now thou it has stopped working

  51. cairesr

    12/05/2015 at 3:56 am

    Thank you very much! Now the ps4 works again!

  52. Nathaniel

    12/09/2015 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks! It worked

  53. Delilah

    12/10/2015 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks so much 4 real. Saved us many troubles and pains. Whew! Smh, lol.

  54. Macaulay

    02/05/2016 at 12:25 pm

    Can’t wait to swap my rubbish ps4 for Xbox 1

  55. Will

    03/04/2016 at 9:02 am

    It worked amazingly.. I’m just a poor gay boy from Jamaica… Me and my partner been having problems… Thanks.. For making a gay couples dream come true

  56. Daniel Betancourt

    03/11/2016 at 3:00 pm

    U guys are the best i freaked out and u helped me out i owe u 1

  57. Liam

    05/22/2016 at 7:33 am

    It actually worked! I love you! #no homo, though

  58. Troy Downs

    10/03/2016 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks, this worked for me right away!

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