Don't Have Kids

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So for the last two weeks, my PlayStation 4 hasn't been working.

To be more precise, it was refusing to play discs.

Everything else was fine: downloaded games worked, apps worked. But the PS4 wouldn't read any disc at all. Most of my games are on the hard drive, but there were a couple of games I was hoping to finish (The Last Guardian, Titanfall 2).

Also my copy of Overwatch was on disc.

So this shit wouldn't fly. I decided to have a go at fixing it.

I'm not very good at fixing things. I've never built my own PC and I generally make things worse when I try and solve techy problems, but whatevs. I decided to have a go. After watching a few YouTube instructional videos and borrowing an intense screwdriver set from my brother-in-law, I got to work.

But before I opened anything, I gave my PS4 a gentle shake.

RATTLE RATTLE.

What the hell?

I broke warranty by removing some stickers on the back, allowing me to unscrew certain parts of the PS4 and open it up for the top. After a bit more work I managed to take out the Blu-ray drive.

That's when I noticed.

What the fucking fuck?

I've got a healthy number of screws sitting next to me, but I decide to take this one step further. I took apart the Blu-Ray drive.

Yep, that's exactly what it looks like. Zelda: Triforce Heroes wedged in my goddamn PS4 Blu-ray drive.

And that's when it clicked. I have two kids. One just turned four and the other is 12 months old. The oldest has a 3DS but he's a bit careless about leaving the games lying around. My youngest likes to put those games in his mouth. Why? I have no earthly idea.

My youngest has also developed a habit for putting things into other things.

You don't have to be Columbo to work out who the culprit is here.

Insanely, once I removed the 3DS cartridge, and put the PS4 back together again, it worked perfectly. Problem solved.

This isn't the first time they've pulled shit like this.

DON'T.

HAVE.

KIDS.


Comments

    Your previously mentioned Brother in law who lent you the screw driver set, had a BAD HABBIT of posting in the VHS Video recorder slot. It was pulled apart many times to remove all manner of stuff from Lego to Paddle Pop sticks and EVERYTHING that would fit! Go Ben!

    Maybe you must explain kids that PS4 does not run good games like Zelda, only shit like Overwatch.

    Hmm a 4 yr old with a 3ds and not blocking a 12mth old from access to anything near a TV. Zero sympathy.

    Don't tell me what to do! You b... baka Marky!

    I gotta say, I haven't had any problems with PS4 whatsoever. No update bricking, no blue screens. It's a well made machine. And I'm actually using it as envisioned by the PS3! As an entertainment hub: Netflix, Stan, Crunchyroll, Animelab, YouTube AND BluRays! What an age we live in! :)

    It's sad to hear that your gaming is more important that you can bash your own kids on the internet!! I agree that you should not have kids, stop being stupid!!

    My son has decided likes reading the manuals that come with DS games. He gave me a heart attack the other day when I assumed he was in his room reading books, but had instead locked himself into the study to read game manuals. o_O

    This article must get a lot of hits on google or something, some angry guests really missing the point here..

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