PlayStation 3 Slim Heat Sink Replacement
Replace your PS3 Slim's heat sink and its integrated fan shroud.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Difficult
Use this guide to replace your heat sink. It is essential to apply a new layer of thermal paste during reassembly.
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Lift the Blu-ray drive slightly by its right edge to dislodge the control board from its housing.
Remove the Blu-ray drive from the PS3.
After you reinstall the Blu-ray drive, be sure the control board is firmly seated in the lower case before proceeding.
If replacing the Blu-ray drive with a new drive, swap the circuit board from your old drive into the new drive.