Introduction

Use this guide to remove your PlayStation 3's plastic top cover.

  1. 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.

  2. 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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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Remove the following seven screws:
    • Remove the following seven screws:

    • Six 52 mm Phillips screws

    • One 30 mm Phillips screw

  7. Lift the top cover from its rear edge and rotate it toward the front of the PS3.
    • Lift the top cover from its rear edge and rotate it toward the front of the PS3.

    • Remove the top cover.

    • There is a plastic hook located in a hole on the top back right hand side corner. Carefully push the plastic hook a bit front the rear of the machine with a spudger to release the rear right of the casing.

Conclusion

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

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