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PS4 Disc Drive Broke. Get it fixed or upgrade to Pro?

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Poll: Fix or Upgrade?

  • Total votes: 24. You have voted on this poll.
Get it Fixed
 
4
17%
Sell As Is, Get a Pro
 
17
71%
Get it Fixed, Sell, Get a Pro
 
3
13%
[OP]
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Oct 20, 2006
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PS4 Disc Drive Broke. Get it fixed or upgrade to Pro?

So my optical drive makes struggling noises and eventually spits out any disk I put in. I tried various reset methods online and nothing has worked. As far as I can see, my options are:
1.Send it to Sony for repairs ($111)
2.Get it fixed it a local electronics store for around $150 (anyone know any good places in the midtown Toronto area?)
3.Sell for maybe $150-200 (it's a glacier white console, if that makes any difference)? Then use those funds to go for a Pro (net cost after selling old PS4 = $360-$400).

If I go for the repair route, I'd like to have it back before FFXV comes out on the 29th. So I'm wary about sending it to Sony.

I don't have a 4K TV yet, but I may get one in the next year or so (or if I see a really good deal on Black Friday). But it's not a huge short-term priority right now.

Thoughts?
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None.
Go all digital with your games
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Seems to be the going rate for some of them on eBay. Even if it isn't fixed, it can still play digital games, access online streaming services, etc
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C-Bacon wrote: Seems to be the going rate for some of them on eBay. Even if it isn't fixed, it can still play digital games, access online streaming services, etc
With the PS4 Pro out, some people will try to upgrade, so there might be an abundance of working used PS4 on the market
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CFRTim wrote: None.
Go all digital with your games
Considered this. But I have a bunch of physical games in my backlog, including the end of Fallout 4. And the 500GB hard drive is a factor.
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I'm not sure I'd pay to fix it. Actually, I doubt I would. I would flog it or use it as a digital only box.
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everyone who used to repair/mod consoles on rfd quit so... you may have a hard time getting a good rate on repairs, i'd sell as is and get a pro
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Got a quote from Gamerama at Yonge/Eg for $89-109. Not bad
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sell and upgrade to a Pro bro
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Its not hard to swap the bluray drive yourself and you can get a compatible one for $60
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Sell it and buy another regular PS4.

Or, youtube how to fix it yourself.
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I would sell/trade it in. I would take it into EB Games and try and get your $210 towards the Pro. They will more than likely just make sure the system powers on and can select through with the controller. If they ask just say you want to upgrade and be ahead of the game. Cause the $210 is is also tax free credit and so you are really getting $237.30 off your Pro system from them.
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Invader Gir wrote: I would sell/trade it in. I would take it into EB Games and try and get your $210 towards the Pro. They will more than likely just make sure the system powers on and can select through with the controller. If they ask just say you want to upgrade and be ahead of the game. Cause the $210 is is also tax free credit and so you are really getting $237.30 off your Pro system from them.
Exactly this. When I traded mine in, they basically just made sure it turned on. (Not that there was anything wrong with my disk drive) I'm sure you can do this as well
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