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.

Edit Step 1 Smart Plate  ¶ 

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.

Edit Step 1 Smart Plate  ¶ 

  • 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.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the single 8.5 mm T10 Security Torx screw from the smart plate.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Pull the smart plate toward the hard drive bay, then lift it off the body of the PS3.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Be sure to keep track of the small metal bracket loosely held in the top cover, if equipped.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • 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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