Nope, on the ps4 slim the optical drive is not married to the motherboard so any drive as long is the same model will work with any motherboard
about to do my 2nd screen replacement on one of these at my shop. if i have time today ill try and photo the process of lifting out the display as it is not documented here, or anywhere else that i can find :)
Did This Repair using some waterproof pvc playing cards, a syringe squeeze bottle with 99.9% isopropyl and a black stick. Took about 15 minutes to free the battery, just watch out for the flex cables on the trackpad and its no problem. No real need to gut the entire frame. Would of been a bit easier with some heat applied to the outter most cells.
all the lil cable thing things that go between the board and the connectors have been examined and look perfect too, even tried swapping the one with the battery and the dock cable since they are the same part. might need a mobo replacement but just cant understand what went wrong, ive replaced many of these screens, battery was discconnected as soon as the screen was up and was set to the side until the new housing arrived.
Ive fixed tons of these guys, now im stumped on one. Had a customer come in for a screen replacement, but his frame was also so badly bent there was no way a new panel would ever seat correctly, and his volume buttons were completely jammed due to the bend. Found a replacement housing for around 30ish with most the smallish parts still intact i replaced them with the orginal parts by now tho, I got the battery out perfectly clean with a islack, patience and lots of heat and alcohol battery tested on multi at nominal voltage but i cannot get the motherboard to power up! putting my ear right up to the copper heat sink paper i can hear a faint ticking noise from the board, holding power/volume i even hear the ticking noise pause a moment before continuing. Removing the motherboard went very smooth nothing was forced. device was booting at check in. any thoughts guys?