PlayStation 3 Fan Replacement
Replace your PS3's single cooling fan.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace a burned-out fan on your PlayStation 3.
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- Smart Plate 4 steps
- Top Cover 2 steps
- Blu-ray Disc Drive 3 steps
- Motherboard Assembly 6 steps
- Fan 4 steps
Use your fingernail to flip up the retaining flap on the Blu-ray ribbon cable socket.
Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.
Pull the ribbon cable out of its socket.
Remove the Blu-ray drive from the PS3.
If replacing the Blu-ray drive, transfer the power cable to your new drive.