Use this guide to replace your power supply.

  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.

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  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.

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    • 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)

    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...

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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.

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    • 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.

    Those two screws are tight down there what do you recommend I use?

    Megan bronner - Reply

    • 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.

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    • 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.

    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

    I had the same issue but was able to get it off. The right side (as per the above picture) has two long column like sections that actually goes into the machine. Took me a bit of wiggling and some brute force.

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

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Hello, my question is I have an american ps3 which works on 110 volts and I'm in europe where they use 220volts so if I plug my ps3 without any converters will it burn or will it wor? Because I have a laptop and it works fine will my ps3 work like that aswell?

Remigijus Untulis - Reply

Perhaps, you should check the model of your PS3 and verify online. I have the CECH-2501B model (110v) but I use it in Nigeria (220v).


Need help with console or trouble shooting the problem I am in the repair and purchased used or damage consoles even get it In way I can be able to talk to people who is looking for trouble shooting on phone or email or u to choose. But any console or device I am interested in buying it so I have it on hand I have seen people pay way more 4 the part. Wene it is sometimes. New or used Console r cheaper to get the whole different devices then part for the console

Jason Ellis -

More to my comment I can be able to talk or text or email. SO you can do it yourself and it's not to bad to diy and your up to run the console after u fixed it. Do I you self. (Diy) even if people walk through it step 4 step.

Jason Ellis -

I have a PS3 Slim (CECH-3004B)

Can I install any PSU what is made for PS3 slim?

Or I should make a research what kind of PSU can be installed into my model (CECH-3004B) ?

Thank you for your help in advance ^^

Jani - Reply

My ps3 2501A was dropped while moving now it wont show up o the screen or turn off .. What can it be ?

Wendy Hernandez - Reply

Hello i was moving and my ps3 slim 2501A was dropped now it wont show up on the screen nor will it connect on hdmi or usb or anythig and it wont turn off alone what can it be?

Wendy Hernandez - Reply

i have a ps3 i bought it from the uk and i am in the usa the ps3 is 220 ait wont stay one what should i do, should i buy a 110-220 power supply

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