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Introduction

Use this guide to replace your PlayStation 3 Slim's SATA hard drive.

  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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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