The PS4 is a wonderful console from Sony, but unfortunately it looks like it may be prone to one or two issues that users only discover after frequent use. One of these is a PS4 disc ejecting problem, with the PS4 disc always coming out no matter how many times you put the disc back in.
We had heard some whispers that this may be one of the issues with the PS4 after launch and sadly we can confirm that it is also happening to our review unit, which is a little scary to say the least.
First of all, we are aware that this is not a major problem with the PS4. Many of you will come back to us and say that your console is perfectly fine and has been since you picked it up at launch.
We thought our console was too, until the last few weeks when all of a sudden and out of nowhere, the PS4 switches itself on and the Battlefield 4 disc comes out by itself. Putting the disc in may solve the problem for mere moments, but soon after the same issue keeps happening again time after time.
We switched our console off for a while, whilst the disc was out but then during the night it happened again. PS4 beeping noises haunting our ears, with the console constantly trying to eject a disc that was no longer there.
Again, we’re unsure as to what is causing this problem – it could have actually been the air conditioning inside the room which is affecting the temperature of the PS4 and causing it to activate by itself. The only solution at the time was to completely unplug the console so it wouldn’t keep beeping.
We’ve done some digging and realized that a fair number of other PS4 users are also having the same problem. There are two notable threads that stick out, one from the official PS forums and the other from Reddit. Both detail the exact same problem, with many users admitting that they had to send their console in to Sony for a replacement.
There are some other problems attached to the PS4 disc problems though, as in some cases we have also heard that the PS4 won’t accept discs at all. Some solutions that we have found to temporarily fix the PS4 disc eject problem though is to 1) either perform a full PS4 format, which most won’t want to do, or 2) try using the PS4 in a vertical position.
Aside from now having our PS4 in a vertical position, we are also treating it as a lesson not to leave a PS4 disc in the console overnight, in hope that it will eliminate the problem – we will report back with our results soon.
For those that are curious, we picked up a PS4 HK launch edition, which was available as of December 2013, not the November US launch edition which reportedly shipped with some other nagging issues.
Have you had any problems with PS4 discs ejecting or not reading on your console? Get in touch with us on what happened and which console model you have.