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Released November 2016, the PS4 Pro features upgraded hardware for 4K gaming and improved PSVR performance.

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Can I use freezing spray to help disconnect the psu connector?


My PS4 pro overheats when playing Call of duty within a minute and shuts down. I was hoping to use the ifixit guide for disassembling the PS4 pro to clean the fan and reapply the thermal paste but I ran into an issue.

The PSU connector on the board will not disconnect! Looking online it looks like alot of people have run into this issue and have completely ripped off the connector by applying too much force.

Power Supply Connector Broke From Motherboard

Powersupply connector is stuck!

Because I was worried about breaking the connector I gave up on applying the thermal paste and just cleaned out the fan then reassembled the PS4 pro but it still overheats so I want to try again. Then I saw below that one user suggested (as a last resort) putting the PS4 pro in the freezer for 15 minutes before trying to disconnect the connector.

While I don’t want to freeze the whole PS4 would it help to use electronics freezing spray on the PSU connector to make it shrink and easier to dislodge? That’s my best guess at the moment though I’m curious if it’ll just make the connector brittle and snap. If you have any other suggestions I would appreciate them.

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I don’t know all the physics behind the freezing idea. It might make sense but like you, I would be worried it would make the connector brittle. The best suggestion I can give is to try and rock the connector back and forth. This usually works for these hard to remove connectors. I’ve done enough device repair that I have a feel for how much I can pull on something but just use your best judgement.

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