Introduction

Replace your PlayStation 2's fan.

Image 1/3: Use the flat edge of a metal spudger to pry the eight flat screw covers out.
  • Flip the PlayStation 2 over so it lays with the bottom of the device facing upwards.

  • Use the flat edge of a metal spudger to pry the eight flat screw covers out.

  • Remove the following eight screws securing the top cover to the bottom case:

    • Four 55.4 mm Philips screws

    • Four 18.0 mm Phillips screws

Before proceeding to step 2, Take a look at your PS2, some PS2's have 10 screws (and screw covers) instead of 8 (i found them underneath the optical drive), these instructions have mislead me and i ended up breaking my top cover for my PS2.

Tristan - Reply

Image 1/1: The 10 screw model has 6 screws in the bottom-most portion and 4 in the upper tray.
  • Some models have a different number of screws and feet. Remove all the feet and screws in the bottom of the case.

  • The 10 screw model has 6 screws in the bottom-most portion and 4 in the upper tray.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: To avoid activating the VOID that may come up, heat it carefully to remove and replace it clean
  • Peel the warranty sticker (located next to the main power switch) straight away from the case.

  • To avoid activating the VOID that may come up, heat it carefully to remove and replace it clean

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Lift the top cover off the bottom case.
  • Flip the PlayStation 2 back to its original upside position.

  • Lift the top cover off the bottom case.

  • To facilitate the removal, it is recommended to pry open the half closer to the power switch first while rocking the top cover towards the front of the bottom case.

  • Carefully remove the power cord that attaches the top and bottom halves by disconnecting the power cord assembly from the bottom case.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Lift and remove the optical disc drive straight up out of the bottom case.
  • Remove the two 6.4 mm black Phillips screws securing the optical disc drive to the bottom case.

  • Lift and remove the optical disc drive straight up out of the bottom case.

Add Comment

Image 1/2:
  • Remove the two 14.6 mm gold-headed Phillips securing the controller ports to the bottom case.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Do not completely remove the controller port board. It is still attached via a ribbon cable.
  • Gently lift the controller port board out of its recess within the bottom case.

  • Do not completely remove the controller port board. It is still attached via a ribbon cable.

  • Pull the controller port ribbon cable straight away from its socket on the controller port board.

  • Remove the controller port board out of the bottom case.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the two 14.6 mm gold Phillips screws securing the fan to the bottom case.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Pry and remove the expansion bay cover away from its posts on the bottom case.
  • If there is a device occupying the expansion bay, make sure to remove the device. The expansion base should be empty.

  • Pry and remove the expansion bay cover away from its posts on the bottom case.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Lift the motherboard assembly from its front edge and remove it from the lower case.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Remove the four 7.6 mm gold-head Phillips securing the power supply to the motherboard assembly.
  • Now that all of that bulky plastic is out of the way, we can get to the fun stuff - electronics!

  • Remove the four 7.6 mm gold-head Phillips securing the power supply to the motherboard assembly.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Lift the expansion bay cage up off the motherboard assembly.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Carefully lift the power board. You should now see the power board connector attached to the power board.
  • Do not remove the power board yet. It is still attached to the motherboard assembly via the power board connector (highlighted in the first picture), which is located next to the main power switch.

  • Carefully lift the power board. You should now see the power board connector attached to the power board.

  • Pull the power board connector straight to lift it out of its socket on the power board.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Remove the heat shield from the motherboard assembly.
  • The transparent piece of plastic located underneath the power supply recess in the motherboard assembly is the heat shield.

  • Remove the heat shield from the motherboard assembly.

  • Dislodging the heat shield can be a bit stubborn, so it may take a little finessing to get it free.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Remove the small white piece of tape (highlighted in red) that holds the fan cable connected to the fan.
  • We can now remove the fan and main power switch assembly.

  • Remove the small white piece of tape (highlighted in red) that holds the fan cable connected to the fan.

  • Pull the fan cable straight up from its socket on the motherboard.

  • The fan and power switch are now free from the rest of the PlayStation 2.

  • Remove the fan and power switch assembly by pulling it out the bottom case.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: The fan simply slides out of the top along its track.
  • Remove the fan from the power switch assembly.

  • The fan simply slides out of the top along its track.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: The power switch simply slides out just like the fan.
  • Remove the power switch from its recess within the fan/power switch holder.

  • The power switch simply slides out just like the fan.

Add Comment

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

13 other people completed this guide.

0 Comments

Add Comment