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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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

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