Introduction

Use this guide to replace the AC socket and its cables connected to the power supply.

Turn the PS3 over and lay it on its backside.
  • Turn the PS3 over and lay it on its backside.

  • Carefully peel the warranty sticker up off the lower case to reveal a hidden screw cover.

  • To avoid activating the VOID that may come up, heat the sticker carefully to remove and replace it cleanly.

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Use the flat end of a metal spudger to pry up the seven screw covers around the edge of the lower case. Use the flat end of a metal spudger to pry up the seven screw covers around the edge of the lower case.
  • Use the flat end of a metal spudger to pry up the seven screw covers around the edge of the lower case.

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Remove the seven 37 mm Phillips screws securing the top cover to the lower case.
  • Remove the seven 37 mm Phillips screws securing the top cover to the lower case.

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Remove the four 13.3 mm T8 security Torx screws beneath the Blu-ray drive opening. (Some models may only have three screws)
  • Remove the four 13.3 mm T8 security Torx screws beneath the Blu-ray drive opening. (Some models may only have three screws)

Its 4 screws beneath the blu-ray

Manuel - Reply

Remove the four 13.3 mm T8 security Torx screws beneath the Blu-ray drive opening.

Daniel Tlapa - Reply

Can we edit this to say 4 screws?

revanantwraith - Reply

I made the change from three to four screws, but you're able to edit the guides as well. If you want to edit something, you can click the Edit link on the right side of any guide step, or the Edit link at the top right of the page (sandwiched in-between View and History).

Taylor Arnicar -

Do you guys have a guide for the PS3 Slim Model 3001A. The fan is different than this model.

emknight04 - Reply

3001a is basically same motherboard but cheaper plastic bd drive other than that its exactly the same until you get to the new slim line

Robert -

Anyone know an online retailer with a competitive price for the replacement fan?

Jared - Reply

My PS3 had only three Torx screws. Having four in the diagram was initially confusing. Obviously they made a mid-stream change at some point (mine is several years old now).

corygbooker - Reply

I've accidentally removed the ribbon cable from the blu-Ray drive and can not seem to figure out how to reconnect it. Can anyone help?

OneIfByLand - Reply

Take the top off the drive, connect the ribbon to the motherboard then replace the drive sliding the ribbon through the slot on the bottom of the drive and reconnect to the laser.

KcXbox Repair -

pls help i have to tear down my ps3 slim but the 4 srews are very hard to take it out because there is a needle in the middle pls hep

Vincent Brabandt - Reply

If the screw has a pin in the center, that means it is a security Torx meant to prevent tampering. To remove this screw, follow the guide I have linked below...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing...

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Lift the top cover from its rear edge and rotate it toward the front of the PS3. Lift the top cover off the PS3.
  • Lift the top cover from its rear edge and rotate it toward the front of the PS3.

  • Lift the top cover off the PS3.

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Squeeze the AC inlet connector's locking mechanism and pull straight up to disconnect it from the power supply. Squeeze the AC inlet connector's locking mechanism and pull straight up to disconnect it from the power supply.
  • Squeeze the AC inlet connector's locking mechanism and pull straight up to disconnect it from the power supply.

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Pull the DC-Out cables straight up to lift their connector up and out of its socket on the power supply.
  • Pull the DC-Out cables straight up to lift their connector up and out of its socket on the power supply.

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Remove the two 7.6 mm Phillips screws securing the power supply to the lower case.
  • Remove the two 7.6 mm Phillips screws securing the power supply to the lower case.

Question: if a screw doesn't come out, what do you recommend, without potentially damaging the system, inside and out?

kramiz2488 - Reply

It seems these can be quite tight, but they did come loose with someextra force in my case. They did that thing where it makes cracking sounds, but nothing really breaks. They're just really tight in there. - I just wouldn't recommend taking these out too often.

Michael Hendriks - Reply

Lift the power supply upward from its left edge as viewed from the front of the PS3.
  • Lift the power supply upward from its left edge as viewed from the front of the PS3.

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Continue to lift the left edge of the power supply until it lifts off the two metal posts shown in the second picture. Remove the power supply from the PS3, minding any cables that may get caught.
  • Continue to lift the left edge of the power supply until it lifts off the two metal posts shown in the second picture.

  • Remove the power supply from the PS3, minding any cables that may get caught.

It seems it kind of ends for me here. I can only lift the left side about an inch and then the right side stays down like it’s stuck to something underneath. It feels like I’m bending something. Could something have melted underneath?… It's really stuck, I can't get it to come loose. And I can't see much shining a light into it either. - Any tips?…

Michael Hendriks - Reply

Lift the AC inlet cables straight upward to remove the AC inlet from the lower case. Lift the AC inlet cables straight upward to remove the AC inlet from the lower case.
  • Lift the AC inlet cables straight upward to remove the AC inlet from the lower case.

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Conclusion

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

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