Introduction

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

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

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Image 1/3: Note: One of the feet is located under the sticker shown in the photo. Removing this sticker will void any warranty with Sony. Image 2/3: Note: One of the feet is located under the sticker shown in the photo. Removing this sticker will void any warranty with Sony. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: Note: You may use your hands for additional force to separate the two pieces of the outer shell. Image 2/3: Note: You may use your hands for additional force to separate the two pieces of the outer shell. Image 3/3: 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.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Gently lift and remove the fan from its compartment. Image 2/3: Gently lift and remove the fan from its compartment. Image 3/3: 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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