Restoring TRASHED PS4's - From Boxes of Parts to Working Consoles

čas přidán 13. 03. 2020
Restoring TRASHED PS4's - From Boxes of Parts to Working Consoles - I bought 2 boxes of PS4 parts on eBay for $122. After separating out the parts and doing some testing I work on repairing what I can. I'm able to clean corrosion off the motherboard, replace some parts such as a midframe and disc drive, straighten a top plate, solder on a new power button ribbon cable connector, replace a harddrive, solder on an HDMI port (including repairing some of the traces), and replace some covers. It took a while but I ended up with 1 working PS4 Original and 1 working PS4 Slim!

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About This Video: I bought two boxes containing the parts from three PS4s. After sorting through everything and doing some testing I was able to get to work restoring the consoles. Using parts from all the consoles (plus some additional parts I had already) I was able to get two of the consoles working again!


  • Would you like to see me do more restorations on this channel? If so what would you like to see me restore? Thanks for watching!

  • Yeah, I need to see you restore the controllers so I can see how hard it is to replace the battery in those things.

  • Somebody caught a bat to a PS4 slim....just saying.

  • What do people do to these consoles,drown them and beat them with a hammer?

  • What the heck they do to these console?

  • Where we can find a new midframe? Mine got a little broke on the side.

  • destroyed by girlfriend

  • This is so satisfying

  • whats the best way to put in the thermal paste?

  • This is an older video, so he probably won’t see this comment, but I wonder how much he’s willing to replace before calling it a new PS4? If you replace everything but the motherboard, is it still the original PS4?

  • how do people even manage to do this, i already go ballistic seeing a smudge on my ps5.

  • Thanks sir, your videos help me sleep better

  • I dont know man looks fine to me.

  • That slim looks like the result of a tantrum by an angry parent

  • Dude, you are next level!!!

  • With a box of scraps!

  • you should do a step by step PS4 controller stick replacement. Every single person I talk to all say the same thing. "I have to replace my controller every three months due to stick drift". If I could watch that and learn how to do it, I could start making a few bucks on the side to supplement my SS. "Feed a man a fish, you have fed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime!"

  • If There’s someone who could Resurrect Jesus , it’s this guy

  • Just discovered your channel about a week ago and have watched a lot of your videos. This one has me the most intrigued for sure, hoping you are successful. Let's find out!

  • Great work man

  • If only repair shops know stuff like you do, all they know how to do is literally replace stuff, like the harddrive and that's it. Any work on the motherboard and they're lost. 95% of repair shops would regard that last ps4 as unrepairable and wouldn't know what to do with the hdmi port and the damaged circuit lines.

  • Simply amazing. Keep it up

  • If there is a human to fix the world after covid19 are the one! :))

  • would i be able to buy spare parts and make a ps4 from scratch

  • Blue light of death.

  • homie really bought some IKEA PS4s

  • This was a fun video

  • Hey do you think you can fix my ps3 it no longer registers that it is receiving power

  • How didn't you notice the Apple sticker on one of the top covers at 0:44?

  • People who play FUT FIFA Their PS4:

  • This man will never run out of PS4's.

  • Love seeing these repair vids: Taking something that was broken and making it 'live' again. It's just humbling to see and all the delicate effort it takes to make it happen and playable.

  • Tbh that ps4 slim looks like a very angry gf happened to it 😂

  • 60, - per piece? wrong calculated? is your working time free? earned nothing i think.

  • Looks like someone lost in 2nd place at Fortnite.

  • I like it

  • Awesome 😀👍

  • Where do you get the ps4 slim top cover replacements?

  • This is so satisfying 😁

  • 0.02 who noticed a broken xbox 360 controller in the box

  • You're the best, dude..

  • technically it's not called restoring it's called replacing or repairing 🤣

  • Just looking at it made me go crazy

  • ♥️

  • Please keep these types of videos coming!

  • *It’s the best when it comes to ZELLHACK1 on instagram no doubts here he got mine fixed perfectly*

  • This video is motivating me to rebuild/restore/fix my old Xbox 360 Pro. It's a first gen machine from 2005, bought new and without the HDMI port. It had the RROD in 2009 and I took it apart to repair it... but then gave up and just got a new console instead! It needs new thermal paste and some washers adding under the heat-sink backplate to stop it ever happening again. Not that big of a job really.

  • Was that person using their playstation like a trampoline

  • Or just take another console

  • Hope u didn't pay too much thats trashed

  • The apple logo sticker on a ps4 ☠️☠️

  • remember Jesus and God loves you ❤ 🙏 💖

  • aye can u fix my ps4 i’ll mail it to u?

  • I have a backwards compatible PS3 the disc drive dose not work . but everything else dose work. Where can I get that fixed?

  • What is the black ribbon that pops out of the hdd?

  • Awesome video :)

  • I want to have these but...

  • I don't have any playstation befor but I still watch this video, is playsation good? so sad

  • Hi where did you get the case

  • do you turn on a ps4 without having connected the blu ray bed? because I assembled one but I miss the blu ray player

  • I loved all the care and love you put into that poor PS4s, thank you, they needed it.

  • Looks like they went through a dozen and gave you the parts they think arent salvagable

  • 😎👍

  • I'll pay a 100 for original

  • have a video on how to do simple repairs and troubleshooting

  • How do you tell if a hard drive Is bad

  • Very well done on that repair of the HDMI port mate! Major props! Keep up the good work mate!

  • Its highly possible pchooly owned these ps4's and smashed them in a rage

  • Wow i dont know that watching someone fixing console was this fun

  • When you rebuild traces, are you just using solder? Or is it a specific gauge of copper wires? I'd love to hear.

  • If there is evan a chance, i would work for you man.... Love your works

  • Looks like repairs from Psyco dad series :-D

  • He probably bought these from plainrock 124

  • You can seriously fix anything lol I have a disc drive that went bad in my slim and I want to upgrade but I can’t because I can’t get a 5 and don’t want to spend it on another 4, how about I send it to you and you perform you miracle and keep the money from the views 🤣😂

  • i love his confidence with the thermal paste. i swear everyone else puts it on and then is trying to justify or explain the amount they put on

  • Well tbh im so interesting on how to repair console but i got to ask where to start exactly on repairing because im just a nobody that has this interest ito in.

  • 11:35 what is the name of the music

  • I loved this video, but did wonder about the new traces crossing for the new HDMI port.

  • I love these style videos

  • 플스4

  • Hey, do you do console repairs by commission or contract? Have a twitter to talk business or anything? I have a PS4Pro 7215B that tried to melt itself and the PSU connector socket broke OFF the mobo during an attempted repair, wondering about repairs and cost. Wondering how hard it might be to do it myself also.

  • Gamer rage

  • 3:40 I'm curious how you immediately know that patient no. 1 is beyond salvation?

  • Your be rich

  • Talks too much, go check out “odd tinkering” dont ask me questions, dont say anything just go.

  • Did you do a full ps controller restoration?

  • where do you sell them?

  • Looks like someone named Kyle lost a game of Fifa XD

  • Love your recycling to save Money and the planète thanks IT would be all in the Garbage bin

  • How do people even break ps4s this bad?! Shows video of angry grandpa smashing it

  • Totally amazing jobs. Talk about brilliant work

  • what exactly flux does

  • Wow I am very impressed by your knowledge and skills .I am having a problem with my ps4 blue light of death .I tried the washer and it did not work

  • I did that exact same thing with the apple sticker

  • 4:27 the reflection lol

  • How can people purchase the referbished equipment?

  • They were probably playing fortnite and lost

  • Some loves to break, some love to fix.

  • Why would you put the crapple logo on your PS4? that's probably what broke it, take it to the "genius" bar and get charged a thousand dollars to repair it.

  • Was it profitable in the end? Excluding your own labor costs.