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Introduction

If your PS4 is running hard and constantly overheating and has led you to replacing the fan, follow the steps below. Be aware that any replacement or teardown beyond the hard drive voids the Sony warranty.

Removing the motherboard separates the original thermal paste between the processor and the heat sink. Before you reassemble your device, reapply a new layer of thermal paste. Follow this guide to learn how.

Video Overview

  1. Flip the PS4 upside down on its top.
    • Flip the PS4 upside down on its top.

  2. Remove the four stickers from the back of the PS4. Removing any of these stickers voids your warranty with Sony.
    • Remove the four stickers from the back of the PS4.

    • Removing any of these stickers voids your warranty with Sony.

  3. Remove the four 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws from the back of the PS4.
    • Remove the four 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws from the back of the PS4.

  4. With the device upside down, lift up on the back side of the device to remove the bottom cover.
    • With the device upside down, lift up on the back side of the device to remove the bottom cover.

  5. Remove the three 9mm TR9 Security Torx  screws on the power supply.
    • Remove the three 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws on the power supply.

    • Remove the two 4mm Phillips #1 screws.

  6. Disconnect the power supply connector from the power supply. Lift the power supply unit to remove it from the case.
    • Disconnect the power supply connector from the power supply.

    • Lift the power supply unit to remove it from the case.

  7. Disconnect the ribbon wire from the optical drive by pressing down on the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire.  This should not require force. Disconnect the same ribbon wire from the motherboard; making sure you're pressing down on the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire.
    • Disconnect the ribbon wire from the optical drive by pressing down on the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire. This should not require force.

    • Disconnect the same ribbon wire from the motherboard; making sure you're pressing down on the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire.

  8. Unplug the optical drive cord from the motherboard.
    • Unplug the optical drive cord from the motherboard.

  9. Remove the wifi cord from the motherboard.
    • Remove the wifi cord from the motherboard.

  10. Remove the four 9mm TR9 Security Torx  screws.
    • Remove the four 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws.

    • Remove the 5mm Phillips #1 screw.

  11. Remove the wifi antenna.
    • Remove the wifi antenna.

  12. Lift the optical drive up and remove it from the system.
    • Lift the optical drive up and remove it from the system.

  13. Flip the system over and remove the left top panel by pressing it back and lifting up.
    • Flip the system over and remove the left top panel by pressing it back and lifting up.

  14. Remove the two 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws.
    • Remove the two 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws.

    • Remove the 5mm Phillips #1 screw.

  15. Pull out and remove the hard drive from the system.
    • Pull out and remove the hard drive from the system.

  16. Lift up on the front of the top cover and slide backwards.
    • Lift up on the front of the top cover and slide backwards.

  17. Remove the twelve 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws.
    • Remove the twelve 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws.

  18. Remove the two 9mm Phillips head #1 screws. Remove the metal  support bracket.
    • Remove the two 9mm Phillips head #1 screws.

    • Remove the metal support bracket.

  19. Lift up and remove the metal covering.
    • Lift up and remove the metal covering.

  20. Disconnect the three wire plug from the motherboard by gently prying upwards and away from the motherboard. Disconnect the three wire plug from the motherboard by gently prying upwards and away from the motherboard.
    • Disconnect the three wire plug from the motherboard by gently prying upwards and away from the motherboard.

  21. Lift up and remove the motherboard from the system.
    • Lift up and remove the motherboard from the system.

    • Removing the motherboard separates the original thermal paste between the processor and the heat sink. Before you reassemble your device, reapply a new layer of thermal paste. Follow this guide to learn how.

  22. Remove three, 5mm Phillips head #1 screws.
    • Remove three, 5mm Phillips head #1 screws.

    • Lift straight up on the metal tray to remove it.

  23. The fan is now exposed, remove the two  9mm Phillips head #1 screws. If your PS4 has a third screw at the upper right, remove it as well.
    • The fan is now exposed, remove the two 9mm Phillips head #1 screws.

    • If your PS4 has a third screw at the upper right, remove it as well.

    • Lift the fan up to remove it for replacement.

Conclusion

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

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23 Comments

Great guide, but where to buy a fan for the ps4?!

frankeinarhaugen - Reply

Look one ebay, that's where my store gets the majority of out parts from. considering we fix computers.

jonathon saygidia -

Will this guide work with the CUH-1200 model?

Jose Alvizo - Reply

excellent camarade !

Beaux travail !

Attention au principe de peter... Niveaux d'incom.......

je déconne !

P.S. Ne pas se ronger les ongles ca evite les pinces a épiler !

je déconne pas !

Inversement ce pas très esthétique...

Change rien !

Dall - Reply

My PS4 has been overheating so I decided to take it apart and clean it. I cleaned it well but it still over heats the fan will try to start up but cuts back off plz help

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