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.

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

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Gently detach the ribbon cable connecting the IR sensor to the motherboard.
  • 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.
  • 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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