Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Pull the smart plate toward the hard drive bay, then lift it off the body of the PS3. Pull the smart plate toward the hard drive bay, then lift it off the body of the PS3.
  • 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.
  • Be sure to keep track of the small metal bracket loosely held in the top cover, if equipped.

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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Conclusion

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

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