Archive for July, 2019

PS4 Pro HDMI Port Repair

Posted: July 20, 2019 in TouchTech

PS4 HDMI Port Fix 2019.

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We are often excited to play our favorite video games on our favorite console,
to the point we hurry and plug the power cable into the back of the console, grab the
HDMI cable to wiggle it up and down, left and right until we get it to seat properly.

There has been many cases online whereas these ports break loose from the mainboard due to the constant pushing N tugging. While often times the pushing N tugging causes the small pins inside the port to bend, Sony has been known to have multiple repairs on the PS4’s mainboard due to this 4 pinned port attached. However, majority of consumers fall out of warranty before this failure occurs.

Do we know and understand how fragile these components are? We must know that the PS4 console is merely a computer, while understanding that its mainboard and peripherals are only protected by plastic and metal with minimal shock resistance, we must be careful. Often we become careless and don’t heed to the fact that these parts are fragile and the computer/system/console is expensive.

At the end of spring just days before summer, a neighbor had an issue where his little brother plugged in the Power and HDMI cables to find the “NO SIGNAL” system error on the screen. Well I told them that i could troubleshoot it, therefore i began the repair.

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Before you attempt to open the console yourself, try going to Sony’s website to solve your issue. According to Sony website these steps might help Reset Video Settings and Manual.

If you changed televisions or changed the type of cable you are using, you may need to reset the video output on the PS3. Perform the following steps to reset the Video Output Settings.

  1. Before changing cables, make sure the PS3 is turned off and the power light is red.
  2. Unplug the power cord of the PS3 and television (or display) from the wall socket.
  3. Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the [HDMI OUT] port on the back of the PS3 system.
  4. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the [HDMI Input] port of the TV or display monitor.
  5. Plug the PS3 and television (or display) back into the wall socket.
  6. While the PS3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the On/Off button on the front of the system for at least 5 seconds until you hear a second beep. The Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

OK! lets begin.

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Service Day 1:
A. Removed Hard Drive, torx bit screws and opened the console to remove the metal support/protection shield.
This allowed access to the mainboard. I then carefully removed the heatsink, the WIFI
antenna, the main power connector and all Data ribbons.

B. Viewed and recorded the mainboards model number and HDMI type and ordered the corresponding HDMI port online.
I removed all the torx bit and small phillips screws holding the metal shield and placed them in a small glass jar.
I then set the console, the jar holding the screws and the case covers aside on a wooden palate to minimize friction or sliding of any kind while waiting on the port to arrive.

C. Played the waiting game.
Three day priority shipping for Gamers.

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Service Day 2:
A. Removed old port.
I used a soldering iron, heat gun and Small pliers to remove the old port.

B. Installed new port.
I used a heat gun and pliers to install the new port.

C. ReAssembled the console in reverse order.
Storing the screws in the glass jar helped.

D. Did Not get too excited but Carefully connected the HDMI cable and power cord.
After turning on the machine, the console started to update.
After the update completed the system prompted to connect the controller to proceed,
but realized i didn’t have one(controller).

E. Allowed system to run for about 1hr.
Wishing i could play a FPS round, i finally shut it down.

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Service day 3:
A. I powered on the system and it Displayed the previous message of connecting a controller, therefore I shut it down and returned it to the happy neighbor.

Day 7 after return to happy neighbor:
Happy Neighbor says “They haven’t stopped playing since he got it back”.

Tools used:
Torx bit 8.
Small Phillips Screwdriver.
Soldier Iron.
Heat Gun.
Small Clamp Vice.
Cardboard piece to protect the mainboard from the vice.
New HDMI Port.
Container to hold screws.
Wooden palate.
Patience!

Hope this helps!

datroubleshooter.