Introduction

Use this guide to replace the control board. Replacing the control board will provide a new mirror panel, power button, and eject button.

  1. 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.

  2. 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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  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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.

  7. Use the tip of a spudger to pry the control board out of its housing within the lower case. Pull the control board ribbon cable away from its socket on the control board.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the control board out of its housing within the lower case.

    • Pull the control board ribbon cable away from its socket on the control board.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

I have a PS3 slim that won't turn on, unfortunately my Power/eject button and ribbon cable are completely removed from my PS3. Can I turn it on without the button/ribbon cable?

wrestlemaniafreak - Reply

I replaced the entire psu but without a standby light I have no idea if I'm close to powering it on. I suppose I could get a multimeter but I don't know what I'm testing. Any info would be appreciated.

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