How to Manually Eject a Disc From PS5

December 16, 2023
David Sunnyside

If you got one of the disc-based PS5 consoles (not the digital model), you probably appreciate the value of being able to play your games from physical discs. They’re cheaper than buying the games on their own, they look better than 4K Netflix streams and are much easier to trade with friends or at video game exchange shops. But if a game gets stuck inside your console, it’s not always easy to get it out of there without risking damage to the disk or to the PlayStation itself. In this article, we’ll show you how to manually eject a disc from ps5.

First, make sure the console is powered off and not in the middle of running a game. Then, press the eject button on the console. It’s the shorter button on the top of the console if it’s vertical and the longer button if it’s horizontal. If it doesn’t eject the disc, move to the next step.

Next, locate the screw that’s covering a disc-ejecting hole in the back of the console on its side. The hole is surrounded by black rings and may have a circle of black plastic film on it that you can remove or push through to reach the screw underneath. Using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver, turn the screw clockwise until it’s clear to eject a disc. When you’re done, slide the cover back over the disc drive. You should hear a click when it’s secure.

David Sunnyside
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