At some point between climbing Mount Fuji and buying a Nintendo Switch my PS4 either got lonely or jealous and decided to stop working. If I am realistic though it prolly was the heat of summer or maybe an electric surge because the damn thing stopped working. From doing research it seems it was the power supply – a common problem in PS4 consoles apparently – so I sent it to Sony Japan thinking they would fix it right? Wrong!
Fix it yourself!
They sent it back and said they can only fix PS4 consoles from Japan but seeing that I brought mine to Japan from the “West” their repair center couldn’t fix it – I was so angry. So I went about doing the research to see how I could fix it myself. Couldn’t be that hard right? Although I haven’t fixed any gadgets recently, I used to for extra cash over a decade ago.
PS4 Power Supply broken?
So what do you do if your PS4 starts acting up like mine? You press the power button it lights up but turns off after a few seconds or doesn’t respond at all?
- Find out your PS4 Model – at the back
- Buy the corresponding model’s power supply – I got mine from Amazon
- Follow a tutorial on Youtube and replace the power supply – I followed this one
- Hope that it works! – it should
- If you have questions contact me, leave a comment or Tweet me
Watch me play games on Mixer
Now I can enjoy the last year of my PS4’s life as I look forward to grabbing he PS5 Day one next year. There are some amazing games coming out between now and next year and I already am missing out on Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Lets get back to some gaming. Join me as I stream on Mixer at mixer.com/jamaiplays and I’m always tweeting @Jamaipanese.