Most of the PS4 users face disc issues, and one of them is the disc keeps ejecting itself. Before we get to fix this problem, let me explain to you the cause.The older version of PS4 uses a rubber foot just under the eject button. When you turn on your PS4, the console gets heat up, making the rubber expand. The expanded rubber can often hit the eject button, and your PS4 keeps ejecting the disc even while playing the game.
After searching for so long, I have found these three fixes that might help you stop these issues and run your PS4 smoothly. If your PS4 randomly ejects discs, try these three troubleshooting steps. Also, these fixes work most of the time. But if you are still facing the issues after using the troubleshooting methods, you might have to contact the nearest Sony shop and fix it.
Fix 1: Turn your PS4 off and on again.
You will need to reboot the power cycle of your PS4. To do this, follow the below steps:
- Hold the PS button on your controller to open the quick menu and select Power > Turn off PS4.
- Unplug the PS4 and hold down the power button for 30 seconds until you hear two beeps.
- After ten minutes, plug the console back in and switch it back on.
Fix 2: Update PS4 system software.
There are two ways you can update your PS4 one is an Automatic update, and another is a Manual update. If you have already turned on the Automatic update, then you are not required to worry about it. Your PS4 will be updated when not in use if the Internet is connected.
To opt for Automatic update, follow the below steps:
- Go to select “Settings” from the controller.
- Select “Power Save Settings.”
- Select “Set Features Available in Rest Mode.”
- Make sure you stay connected to the Internet and enable “turning on PS4 from the network.”
To opt for a Manual update, follow the below steps:
- Go to “Settings.”
- Select “System Software Update” in the settings.
- Select “Update Now.”
- If the updates are available, you will have to select “Next” and wait for the download to complete. Once done, it will show the license agreement.
- Select “Accept.”
- While installing the update, your PS4 may restart once, and it’s down.
Fix3: Tighten the manual eject screw
Every PS4 has a manual eject screw; when the eject button does not work, technicians can lose this screw, and the disc comes out. So it might be possible that the eject screw may be loose; that is why the disc keeps ejecting. Well, this method is quite complicated, but worth trying. Follow the below steps or if you feel you can’t do it, leave it to a professional.
Follow the steps below:
- To reach the eject screw, you need to remove the glossy panel.
- Unplug the PS4 console and keep it on a table so that the shiny side faces upward and the eject button is on your left side.
- Grasp the glossy panel with your hands and slide it upwards so that it gets detached.
- You will find the screw below one of the PS4’s interior sides.
- Once you see the screw, tighten it clockwise with a screwdriver.
- Put everything back together and turn on the PS4.
These troubleshooting methods can solve the issues, and you can play without any interruption. If your PS4 keeps ejecting the disc, it might be a bigger issue that needs the professionals’ help. So please take it to the nearest store and let them handle it.