Introduction

How to replace the hard drive in a PS3.

Parts

No parts required.

Locate the hard drive bay cover on the side of the PS3.
  • Locate the hard drive bay cover on the side of the PS3.

Remove the cover with a spudger. Remove the cover with a spudger. Remove the cover with a spudger.
  • Remove the cover with a spudger.

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Lift the metal tab on the hard drive enclosure. Pull the tab to slide the hard drive enclosure to the right. Pull the hard drive enclosure out of the PS3.
  • Lift the metal tab on the hard drive enclosure.

  • Pull the tab to slide the hard drive enclosure to the right.

  • Pull the hard drive enclosure out of the PS3.

There are four screws on the side of the hard drive enclosure. Two of the screws are shown here. The other two are on the opposite side. The screws are very tight. Be careful not to strip them!
  • There are four screws on the side of the hard drive enclosure.

    • Two of the screws are shown here. The other two are on the opposite side.

    • The screws are very tight. Be careful not to strip them!

  • Remove the two screws on one side of the hard drive enclosure with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Flip over the hard drive enclosure and remove the remaining two screws on the other side.

Carefully slide the hard drive out of the metal enclosure.
  • Carefully slide the hard drive out of the metal enclosure.

    • Note the orientation of the hard drive when sliding it out of the enclosure.

Conclusion

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

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