Introduction

This guide will show you how to locate and replace the Infrared Sensor in the Playstation 2 Slimline. The IR sensor reads wireless signals so PS2 controllers and remotes function as if they were plugged into the unit.

Parts

No parts required.

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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 IR sensor at the front, right corner of the unit.

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Image 1/1: Caution: Always remove ribbon cables by the plastic handles located on either end. Gripping a ribbon cable anywhere but the provided handles can damage the cable and render the component useless.
  • Gently detach the ribbon cable connecting the IR sensor to the motherboard.

  • Caution: Always remove ribbon cables by the plastic handles located on either end. Gripping a ribbon cable anywhere but the provided handles can damage the cable and render the component useless.

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  • Gently lift and remove the IR Sensor from its designated slot.

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Conclusion

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

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