Introduction

This guide will show you how to locate and replace the fan in the PlayStation 2 Slimline.

Disconnect all cables from the console and flip the unit over to reveal its base.
  • Disconnect all cables from the console and flip the unit over to reveal its base.

Locate the 6 feet on the base of the unit. Pry them off using a spudger to reveal the screws. Note: One of the feet is located under the sticker shown in the photo. Removing this sticker will void any warranty with Sony. Note: One of the feet is located under the sticker shown in the photo. Removing this sticker will void any warranty with Sony.
  • Locate the 6 feet on the base of the unit. Pry them off using a spudger to reveal the screws.

  • Note: One of the feet is located under the sticker shown in the photo. Removing this sticker will void any warranty with Sony.

Remove all six 4.0 mm screws from the base of the unit using a #1 Phillips screwdriver. Remove all six 4.0 mm screws from the base of the unit using a #1 Phillips screwdriver. Remove all six 4.0 mm screws from the base of the unit using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove all six 4.0 mm screws from the base of the unit using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

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Starting at the corner at which the power and Ethernet ports are located, pry open the outer shell using a spudger and continue around the entire unit. Note: You may use your hands for additional force to separate the two pieces of the outer shell. Note: You may use your hands for additional force to separate the two pieces of the outer shell.
  • Starting at the corner at which the power and Ethernet ports are located, pry open the outer shell using a spudger and continue around the entire unit.

  • Note: You may use your hands for additional force to separate the two pieces of the outer shell.

Locate the fan at the front, left section of the unit. Locate the fan at the front, left section of the unit.
  • Locate the fan at the front, left section of the unit.

Peel off the sticker holding the power cords to the unit. Peel off the sticker holding the power cords to the unit.
  • Peel off the sticker holding the power cords to the unit.

Lift the connector from the motherboard with a pair of tweezers using a firm, upward force. Lift the connector from the motherboard with a pair of tweezers using a firm, upward force.
  • Lift the connector from the motherboard with a pair of tweezers using a firm, upward force.

Remove all three 1.6 mm screws fastening the fan to the unit using a #1 Phillips screwdriver. Gently lift and remove the fan from its compartment. Gently lift and remove the fan from its compartment.
  • Remove all three 1.6 mm screws fastening the fan to the unit using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Gently lift and remove the fan from its compartment.

Conclusion

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

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