PlayStation 3 Smart Plate Replacement

Remove the glossy plastic smart plate from the top of your PS3.

Use this guide to replace your PlayStation 3's smart plate.

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Image 1/2: The screw cover may be underneath a warranty sticker. This sticker will change appearance, and show "VOID" after it has been removed.

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  • Use the tip of a spudger to remove the black rubber screw cover from the side of the PS3.

  • The screw cover may be underneath a warranty sticker. This sticker will change appearance, and show "VOID" after it has been removed.

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  • Remove the single 8.5 mm T10 Security Torx screw from the smart plate.

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  • Pull the smart plate toward the hard drive bay, then lift it off the body of the PS3.

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  • Be sure to keep track of the small metal bracket loosely held in the top cover, if equipped.

Conclusion

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

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That small metal bracket/socket set up looks completely different in the ps3 I'm working on. Model: CECHK01.

Any suggestions?

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