The PS4 is a great console, yet it has some weaknesses that make it far from perfect. The HDMI port of PS4 is a common hardware weak point that can be damaged easily. Sony received a lot of complaints and repair requests which led to improvements in newer versions. If your console has a fault as minor as an HDMI port, you are better off getting it repaired unless the console has a number of other faults.
In this article, we will discuss what are the reasons that end up damaging your PlayStation’s HDMI port, how you can avoid this situation, and recommend actions in case you have already fallen victim to this curse. We will also provide a generic cost estimate of the solutions.
Problem with my PS4’s HDMI port
There can be a number of problems with your HDMI port resulting in unclear or no display output. Some of the common reasons are
Most of the time, the problem is in the wire, and it is just as easy to resolve by changing the wire. You can get a new wire or borrow it from someone for the sake of testing. If this is not the case and your HDMI wire is functioning correctly, the issue must be with the hardware port, and it will be a bit more challenging to resolve.
Loose HDMI Port
If you force an HDMI cable in the socket, it can damage some of the 19 pins in the HDMI socket, and you might need to change the port entirely in order to resolve the display problem. You can confirm by either counting the pins or seeing if the plug-in port is loose. A loose wire is due to the missing pins, and there’s no good solution other than changing the port.
How to avoid damage?
The HDMI socket is intact on the motherboard directly, and we should be very careful with it. If you have a single cable and you use it on multiple devices, plugging and unplugging the wire constantly, then you must get a new wire. Always pace yourself while plugging in the HDMI cable as extra force can be fatal for the port. You can easily avoid hardware damage by taking good care of the console.
How to fix HDMI port on PS4?
Now that you have an idea of the PS4 HDMI port, you should know that it does matter if the port is very cheaply available in the market; it is still not easy to resolve. The HDMI socket is directly fixed on the motherboard, and the whole motherboard must be freed for this solution. It can require significant action and cost you a fortune.
If your PS4 HDMI port is broken, you might need to invest in fixing the display, which is why the best way is to avoid repairing the port and use the console with care.
Finding a store near you
If you are willing to change the HDMI port, you should know that the port only costs around 10 dollars at max, but the total fixing charges can be about 150 dollars if you visit a Sony outlet around you. At other workstations, you might find a better deal, but consoles opened at other workstations are not prone to warranty replacements.
It is the best way to take care of your console as small changes such as changing the HDMI can cost you a fortune. If you want to get something fixed on your console, go for the permanent fix instead of alternative solutions and visit experienced professionals in your area. The better option is always Sony’s Outlet.
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