If you are a PS4 fan then I can be 100% sure that you love your PS4 madly. Many of us PS4 lovers have prepared a small tool kit for our beloved PS4 in case of emergency. We almost know every tool that is required for PS4, but in this article, I am going to tell you the screwdrivers that are used in the opening of PS4, PS4 controller, and PS4 hard drive.
Screwdriver plays the most vital role in the opening of the PS4 and its equipment. The reason for this is that the PS4 is completely assembled with the help of very tiny and variable screws that is why they need specific screwdrivers and must be handled very carefully.
What Screwdriver To Open PS4?
You cannot take any screwdriver for unfastening the screws of your PS4. When you will look at your PS4 you will observe screws that should be technically handled. For these screws, we use a Torx TR9 screwdriver.
If you are planning to repair or cleaning the dust from your PS4 then the TR9 Torx security screwdriver is a perfect choice. It comes with great features such as, it is durable, it is tip-resistant, it is precision screwdriver, you won’t face any hassle, it fits accurately, and you won’t face any strip.
This TR9 Torx is not letting you miss any of your screws because it comes with the Magnetic tip that is going to hold your screw so that you don’t drop it or misplace it. It has a comfortable grip that will not let you put pressure on your PS4 without causing any damage while unfastening the screw.
How To Open Your PS4?
The procedure of opening the screws of the PS4 is very simple. You just need to follow few steps. I am precisely going to mention the steps that can help you.
- You need to completely shut down and unplug your PS4 before you plan to open it.
- You need to remove all the stickers from your PS4. The reason for removing the stickers is that on PS4 the screws are placed behind the stickers. So, for reaching out to the screws you need to remove all the stickers.
- Once the stickers are removed you need to use your T9 Torx screwdriver for removing the screws. The screws are very short and delicate so you don’t need much effort. You must take care that you should not strip them and once you have removed the screws keep them aside in a secure place.
- Same screwdriver the T9 torx along with a careful procedure will be followed by you to place the screws back to their places.
What Screwdriver To Open PS4 Controller?
No controller, no gaming. The controller is a core part of a PS4. Many of us get comfortable with one controller and we love to use it whenever we are playing a game. But if this controller is not working properly, we all try to fix it first before going for another. So, for fixing it we need to open the PS4 controller. But the question is what screwdriver must be used to open the PS4 controller.
You cannot use the same screwdriver for opening the controller that you have used for opening the PS4. The screws on the controller are very tiny and specially made. Thus, you need Philips head screwdriver #0. The screwdriver is easily available and you must make it a part of your PS4 Toolkit.
You can easily find this screwdriver but you need to make sure that it offers certain features such as; the grip of the screwdriver should be cushioned so that you don’t put more effort and pressure on the controller, it should give you precise control and optimum rotation, and the tip should be magnetic and heat treated.
Points to remember:
You need to be very careful while you are taking the controller apart. The screws are very soft and you need to be very careful while unscrewing them so that you don’t strip the rest of the screws.
- When you are unscrewing you need to push the screwdriver in the middle of the screw and start twisting slowly.
- You need to keep twisting until you feel any resistance but if you feel that you need more pressure then don’t force it much.
- You can use pliers for a good grip and the removal of the rest of the screw once you have slightly unscrewed the screw.
- It might be a pressurized task for unscrewing the screw of the controllers but putting them back is quite easy and you will only need the screwdriver for doing it.
PS: The controllers pop open so you need to be very careful when you pull the two halves apart.
What Screwdriver To Open PS4 Hard Drive?
Most of PS4 lovers always tend to upgrade or replace their hard drives. This task is done from time to time thus it is very important to know which screwdriver to be used for unscrewing the screws for getting to the hard drive. For the screws for reaching out to the hard drive the screwdriver, Phillips Head #0 is required.
You won’t find many screws for unfastening to reach the hard drive thus this task is very easy. Philip head screwdriver #0 is very easy to find and it is a must addition to the PS4 toolkit because the same screwdriver is used for opening the PS4 controller. You need to make this screwdriver an essential part of your toolkit if you are a PS4 lover and you often tend to upgrade or replace your hard drive.
A simple guide to open a hard disk:
Here I would like a small step-to-step guide that will help you in opening your hard drive.
- Next to the Ethernet port, you will find a plastic panel that must be covering your hard drive. You need to remove this plastic panel first.
- You will find one large screw and you need to use your crosshead screwdriver while holding your hard drive caddy in one place.
- Once the screw is out you need to use your fingers for pulling the caddy out of the PS4.
- You will find four small screws that should be unscrewed for driving the hard drive out of the caddy.
- After inserting the new hard drive, you will fasten the small screws back into their place and put the caddy back where you took it out from.
The pro gamers always take care of their PS4. Many of the Gamers have prepared their special toolkits for repairing and upgrading their PS4. But always make sure that you use the right screwdrivers for all of the screws in your PS4 because once the screw is stripped it is very difficult to put it back as it gets loose.