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My system had fallen from a shelf and then the front corner were the Antenna sits was damaged. It caused a wire to break at the solder point on the antenna. It caused input lag and you had to be right in-front of the system. Literally direct line of site . The controller would work for a minute then lag out. The X button wouldn't work or anything. How I fixed it could also fix a factory defect if the antenna wasn't put together right.

  1. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell, Remove the Wi-Fi antenna: step 1, image 1 of 2 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell, Remove the Wi-Fi antenna: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard.

    dumb question but I’m very new to this. when reconnecting the wifi antenna, does it just click back on? I'm hesitant to try this procedure if I need to solder anything since I have zero experience.

    cliodhna - Ответить

    Yup! Hold it in place and press straight down on top of it with your finger or a spudger. If you have any other cable/connector questions see this guide.

    Sam Omiotek -

  2. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 2, image 1 of 3 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 2, image 2 of 3 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grab the antenna cable and move it out from the cable guides.

  3. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 3, image 1 of 3 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 3, image 2 of 3 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to thread the antenna cable out from underneath the optical drive cable.

  4. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 4, image 1 of 2 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the 9.7 mm Torx security screw securing the antenna.

    This does not work on the newer 12 series

    raseemhassan123 - Ответить

  5. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 5, image 1 of 2 Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the Wi-Fi antenna.

  6. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell, What is Wrong?: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • As you can see there are 2 solder points . the wire must run through the first point to the second point. But when the system fell it broke that connection and Antenna got bent. If at factory the solder points were not correct it will cause the same lag issue with controller and WiFi.

    What’s the metal made of?

    Hamza Ali - Ответить

  7. Repairing PS4  Bluetooth Antenna from Defect or System fell, Solder it back: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • This is the easy part. Remove the antenna. Move the wire inbetween the two solder points so it is connecting to the second point. Once there take your soldering Iron and heat up the solder and drag it over the wire to make the connection.

    • Just remember to leave the gap here. Do not bend the antenna to make the points touch your self. The gap that runs through it is there by design and changing that has adverse effects on controller and WiFi . But its that easy. My PS4 now works fine with controller and WiFi . No need for further tear-down and extra parts. Put bottom on. GTGo

    Hi, I think I have a similar problem to you, although my wifi/bluetooth doesn't work at all. Do you think this is the problem or could it be a problem with the module instead?

    spotty plays - Ответить


To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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My console was giving me the same problem aft lots of research i came across ur guide and today i fixed the wifi antenna and its working awesome Thanks alot

Muzaffar - Ответить

I've run into a similar problem (PS4 won't recognize controllers) but wifi works fine. Is it possible that bluetooth doesn't work but wifi does?

gustavo - Ответить

I replaced my antenna with a new one. But im still experiencing input lag. What else should I do?

angellom90 - Ответить

Me too man same problem really wanted it fixed but no luck :(

Ahmd -

I am having the exact same problem as you, if by any chance you are reading this and you fix it after 2 years pls help me

Matias Fernandez -

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for making this with great pictures and everything. This was exactly the fix I needed for my bad reception and disconnection problems. For everyone that will try this. It is very important tho have those spaces in the metal. There are two parts to the cable. The silvery thread like wires,and the solid wire covered by yellowish insulation rubber. The threads needs to be sodered on one side, and the solid wire on he other side/tab. Don not have the soder from either wires touching. Hope this further helps,and thanks again bdcallen69,and two other contributors. You are my heroes today.

Nathaniel - Ответить

Thank you all for the comments. Im glad I could help you all out.

bdcallen69 - Ответить

I appreciate the point in the right direction, thank you for that. I just stripped about an inch off and tossed the antenna, works great even lose in the system. Went from barely two feet to over 40. Maybe I'll attach it to the antenna and see if distance is increased.

The Mad Hater - Ответить

Great guide! You saved my 4day weekend. Kid tripped over Ethernet cable and controller started wiggin' out. Followed the guide and even cleaned my fan, so it was really a blessing in disguise as my console runs quietly like in the before time!!!

Hardest part was getting through Walmart on Black Friday (actually Thanksgiving evening around 6pm... c'mon people) to get a soldering iron. Anyway, was afraid I wouldn't get to raid and help Guardians in Destiny get to the lighthouse by getting rekt in Trials of Osiris! Thanks again!

thunderdon79 - Ответить

To be frank I am not particularly clear on this. The reason being is the wire is a Shielded cable.

So, is the Shield soldered on the first piece and the inner wire soldered on the second piece


is the Shield removed and only the inner wire soldered ??

Mark - Ответить

Thank You for the awesome fix, first time I did not realize their were 2 wires and of course the fix didn't work. After I realizedthere were 2 wires like a coaxle TV antenna wire the fix worked great! Again Thank You Very Much! Also tried it like someone posted about not using the metal at all just stripped 1" of wire & 1/8" of shielding wire so two wires aaren't touching, this worked also, No Solder Needed! Unbelievable Son & I lived with this nightmare for 3 years, mostly he did. Unit took a fall His Freshman Year at College. I had thought maybe a broken PC board(green board)!

Timothy Oliver - Ответить

This guide was a %#*@ lifesaver, if you're having connection problems with your ds4 controller to the ps4 this guide will more than likely solve your problems, in my case it wasn't the solder point, it was the opposite end of the wire that was disconnected from the little round fuse under the power bank, I simply had to attach it on! Thank you to the creator of this guide !!!

OhhMarx _ - Ответить

So I did this and now my controller can be used across the room, which is &&^&^$^ awesome. BUT now every few minutes the screen will randomly go black or have white/gray static lines going through the screen for a brief second. Which isn't the worst, but still a bit annoying. Is it possible I did anything wrong, and if so how could I fix it? It's not impossible that it's something unrelated to this guide, like my HDMI cable, or something.

Timithy Smith - Ответить

Hi ! I verify thee antena and its fine but my controller disconnects when I plug on headphones! Please HELP! And also disconnects randomly …..what can I do????!!!

dragotasergiu - Ответить

My controller sometimes just shuts off and lags if i is connected by usb cable the problems get worst. I just checked my antenna and it looks fine so is there anyone who knows what coulb be wrong and how to fix it? (Iknow my english isn't the best but it's my second language so forgive me for that one)

Matthijs Arends - Ответить


I have the same problem my controller randomly shuts off and sometimes lags for like 1 minute and then everything works correctly again. When i connect it by usb cable the lag get's worst. I just checked my antenne which looks fine to me. So if anyone has a clue what's going on please tell me.

Matthijs Arends - Ответить

Its probably the bluetooth chip if this fix is not working. I cba to even try this because ill probably have to order a new chip instead.


Gustav Eurenius - Ответить

Thanks for the guide.

My controller can't turn on my PS4 but works fine when it is on. Also my PS4 can't find any routers via WiFi.

Would it be the antenna that I need to change?


Marco Polo - Ответить

Dude this happened to me yesterday..im hoping i can fix it with this here otherwise the repair people are telling me i need a new ps4 due to my motherboard having problems

Gabriel Rubio -

Just did this and and it worked! I’ve abandoned my PS4 after it fell a year ago because controller would lag, disconnect, give random commands etc. I went to Sony they said they would do it for like 150$ I was like &&^& no and I did it for free now so thanks author.

jalal ali - Ответить

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! IT REALY WORKS!!! After re-soldering my antenna, the controller working perfectly

Hansendt Gaming - Ответить

do I need to strip the wire first at all? i just re soldered and it still has a lag issue. is there anywhere in the UK I can order a new antenna from?

:Luka Stavrou - Ответить

wondering if this will help my controllers from not working if the light beam is covered up from my legs being crossed. no physical damage has been done to the ps4 but it is an old version. the destiny 1 edition that was just the game and the white console XD. i may have to try this

Krysstofer Pigott - Ответить

Thank you, you saved me a lot of money and time, had to buy only the soldering iron. Had this problem for six months till I decided to open the ps4 myself. To others, bear in mind that the cable is coaxial like, only a little tiny, and one end should not touch the another, because it is an antenna! With patience, you'll succeed. Thanks again!

Retr0 - Ответить

Nice writeup. Very well done. I was getting issues with my controllers. If I was withing 4ft it was okay, but further than that it became very poor, laggy and disconnecting. Never been dropped, took it apart following the guide, great information on tools required.

My antenna was fine, no broken wire at the end. However the plug that goes to the main board was a bit discoloured and tarnished. Cleaned up and reseated. Works like a dream now, far end of the room still working great.

Dan Potter - Ответить

Disgusting that a new console would require rework to repair crappy workmanship a low level QC person could have caught and obviously there is no engineering in these pieces of $@$*.

bduce2001 - Ответить

I would try this but the issue only occurs when I connect MY hotspot to the PS4, everyone else has a hotspot and they work fine, but mine specifically does not work, leading me to believe that there is an issue elsewhere l. Any suggestions?

Daniel - Ответить

Hallo leute, gleiches problem!! habs angelötet und gleicher scheiss!! weiss wer, ob die ps4 alle bluetooth sticks kennt?? ihr müsst euch nen bluetooth stick ab2.0 mindestens besorgen und mitm cotroller verbinden!! gibts a anleitung auf youtube!! ich brauche bitte hille bei meinem problem!!!

mfg. Sip

Josip Stjepanovic - Ответить

Is it safe to do it by your self?… cause I have this problem that my ps4 can't recognize the controllers and I can't connect them with the console.. I want to fix it by my self cause I can't sent it for fix to someone that knows how to do it because of quarantine

evaggelia_sisi - Ответить

I don't have a solder iron, and I got a new antenna, and my controller is STILL disconnecting at random.

Did I do something wrong when installing it, or is the new antenna not new at all.

midnightprince750 - Ответить

Yeah. I’ve rebuilt a few of them and the main issue a lot of people have is the antenna gets separated between the two points. You can either clean it up and resolder it or order one on Amazon for $10. Repair is super simple and quick, disconnecting the power supply is the only tedious task (but once you disconnect it the first time it’ll be easy going forth)

I demolished mine the other day by opening it up to apply thermal paste and new pads to my PS4, no fan sound at Least but now my audio headset works like crap when I’m playing games and my controller gets disconnected.

so whichever comes in first, the flux or a replacement cable.

if it does not work, look at your solder job or look at the replacement cable. Cheers

Don Mcgregor - Ответить

It was my controller battery malfunctioning causing my lag i guess as the only thing that fixed it was to rebuild system data and to sync a new ps4 controller to my ps4 after replacing the wifi antenna

deathmilk - Ответить

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