PS5: Eject a stuck disc

PS5: Eject a stuck disc

If a disc gets stuck in your PS5™ console, you can manually eject it by following these steps.

Before you begin, you will need:

  • A well-lit room with a table to work on. 

  • A #1 Phillips or Cross Hatch screwdriver. 

  • A small torch (optional). 

Note: Don't turn on or play on your console while the cover is off. 

For step-by-step instructions, please visit Fix & Troubleshooting.

How to manually eject a stuck disc from a PS5™console

  1. Turn off the PS5 console and disconnect the AC power cord. 

  2. Place your console on a soft cloth on a flat surface.  

  3. Disconnect all cables from the console. 

  4. Remove the base from the console. 

  5. Place the console on its side with the disc slot facing you. The top cover that has the PS logo on it should be facedown on the table.

  6. Place your palms on top of the cover, near the back-right corner of the console, and grip the edge of the cover with your fingers. Gently pull the corner of the cover up away from the console until the cover lifts slightly (about 2 cm or 3/4 inch). You’ll hear a click, and the cover will lift a bit more (about another 2 cm or 3/4 inch). 

  7. Carefully lift the cover off, starting from the right side. 

  8. Once the cover is removed, look for four circular pieces on the optical drive. Beside these is a small, circular dust cover made of black plastic. 

  9. Carefully peel the dust cover away to reveal the screw beneath. Set aside the dust cover for now. 

  10. Use a screwdriver to turn the screw clockwise. After several turns of the screw, the disc will begin to emerge. Keep turning the screw until the full disc is almost completely visible. Do not forcibly pull the disc from the optical drive.

  11. Gently remove the disc from the disc slot by hand. 

  12. Replace the dust cover over the screw. 

  13. Replace the bottom cover by positioning it over the exposed side of the console, slightly away (about 2 cm or 3/4 inch) from the edge. 

  14. Slide the cover back into place until it clicks into position. 

  15. Reconnect all cables and the AC power cord. Turn on the console to check that everything is working properly.

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