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  1. Turn the PS3 over and lay it on its backside. Use the flat edge of a metal spudger to pop up the small access door on the bottom cover near the front of the PS3.
    • Turn the PS3 over and lay it on its backside.

    • Use the flat edge of a metal spudger to pop up the small access door on the bottom cover near the front of the PS3.

    • Remove the blue Phillips screw hidden under the access door.

  2. Slide the hard drive bay cover toward the right side of the lower case, then pull it away from the front edge to remove it from the PS3.
    • Slide the hard drive bay cover toward the right side of the lower case, then pull it away from the front edge to remove it from the PS3.

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  4. Using its attached metal handle, pull the hard drive out of its bay. Using its attached metal handle, pull the hard drive out of its bay.
    • Using its attached metal handle, pull the hard drive out of its bay.

  5. Remove the four 4.3 mm Phillips screws securing the hard drive to its tray.
    • Remove the four 4.3 mm Phillips screws securing the hard drive to its tray.

  6. Remove the hard drive from its tray. Remove the hard drive from its tray.
    • Remove the hard drive from its tray.

Conclusion

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

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6 Comments

would it be possible to replace it with an ssd?

Cian - Reply

Yes. Done it already.

joachimmoeller -

Can you please tell me playstation 3 super slim model cech-4304a wich type of single lens got? I want to change it and it does not write something like kem or kes..

Tom kan - Reply

Забыли написать про процедуру скачивания и установки самой системы на новый жесткий диск:

You forgot write about downloading last firmware from sony’s website and transferig it to PS3 on USB Stick:

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/suppor...

sayoiam - Reply

The blue Phillips screw that allows me to access the hard drive way is so incredibly tight that it's, for me, impossible to remove. Do you have any suggestions?

Jordan Schivek - Reply

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