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.

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

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  2. Remove the four stickers from the back of the PS4.
    • Remove the four stickers from the back of the PS4.

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

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

    Depending on the model of PS4, (i.e. CHU-1001A vs. CHU-1215A) it may only have the two screws in the center, not the edge ones.

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

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

    • Remove the two 4mm Phillips #1 screws.

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    • Disconnect the power supply connector from the power supply.

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

    you need to lift the power board/box up vertically first as there are 2 long prongs extending up into the box. if you try to lift just one end you will bend the prongs.

    pollytintop - Reply

    has anyone used any of these guys, i don't fancy doing it

    Damian - Reply

    during this step it exposes a black phillips head screw at least on some models(such as mine) this screw mates the metal sandwich around the motherboard together. I was unable to perform step 19 until I released this Black short Phillips screw.

    gfinch1 - Reply

    I just came across this screw at the same time. It is extremely stuck and I'm afraid to strip it. Any ideas?

    Richard Maya -

    The picture shows the power supply connector being removed from the main board instead of the power supply. This conflicts with the instructions which are correct given how it was most likely put together.

    Clay W - Reply

    This is a poor instruction. Obviously you need to lift the psu out first but on my white ps4 it simply won't budge on one side. Now I'm stuck already.

    Rainer De Temple - Reply

    Rainer, look at pollytintop’c comment. Lift vertically and you will get to next step. I used a screwdriver on the side opposite the fan, but I am a savage in many ways. If you insist on treating it delicately a small suction or powerful tape might work.

    We may not all make it back. Good luck

    Mello - Reply

    Guten Tag,

    an dem Mainboard meiner PS4 ist die Buchse mit den Metallstücken drin, wo man den Stecker des Netzteils reinsteckt, abgebrochen. Als ich das Netzteil rausnehmen wollte, habe ich viel zu fest gezogen und nun ist es ab.


    Welche Methoden gäbe es dieses Problem zu beheben?

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen

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    • 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.

    If your PS4 eject button doesn’t respond/work and it doesn’t accept discs ( it doesn’t beep or nothing happens when you touch the eject button and it doesn’t make noise when you try to put a disc in and doesn’t take it) it could be because you took the wire ribbon out the optical drive or motherboard the wrong way and did not press down on the metal tab. ( like I did ) the wire ribbon should have these tiny “wings” on both sides and on both ends. Easy and very cheap fix. Ordered a new ribbon wire on amazon for $12!!! Better then buying a new PS4!!!!

    manny730 - Reply

    Any way to get one of those wings out ? One of them broke off as I was pulling the cable out and is stuck.

    Luke Griffiths -

    Attention, pour sortir la nappe de connection du lecteur optique, il faut appuyer sur la lame métallique du connecteur avant de tirer sur la nappe, c’est un verrou.

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    • Unplug the optical drive cord from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the wifi cord from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the four 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws.

    • Remove the 5mm Phillips #1 screw.

    Mine on the bottom right near the board was a 5mm Phillips #1 instead of the expected 9mm Torx screw. Also, I have a shield plate covering my (or my customer's) board here.

    CPR Matthews, NC - Reply

    Mine is the same

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    Model Cuh1001a

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    • Remove the wifi antenna.

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

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

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    • Remove the two 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws.

    • Remove the 5mm Phillips #1 screw.

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

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

    my right corner, by the ps4 logo, was VERY snug, it took me a few minutes to pop that corner off, took a decent amount of force to pop it off

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    • Remove the twelve 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws.

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    • Remove the two 9mm Phillips head #1 screws.

    • Remove the metal support bracket.

    Danach muss auf der Innenseite noch eine schwarze Schraube gelöst werden, sonst kann man die Abdeckung und auch nicht Mainboard lösen.

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    • Lift up and remove the metal covering.

    On some PS4 consoles there is a small black Phillips head screw under the PSU securing the metal cover to the midframe of the console. If you do not remove this screw you will not be able to remove the metal cover, and run the risk of damaging it, or the motherboard.

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

    What can i do if i broke these three little prongs?

    Josh Turner - Reply

    2 options 1 make a new contact, 2 buy a New fan as it is The fan contact ;)

    Karl eriksson -

    Which kind of connector is this?

    robbitara - Reply

    Hab meine Halterung auch Abgebrochen.

    Das Komplette “ding” ist vom Mainboard/PCB Abgebrochen…

    Was kann man tun?

    Cem Ce - Reply

    I accidentally pulled the little red cord out from the white casings. Can I shove it back or do I need a new fan?

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    • 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.

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

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

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    • 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.

    The guide here is wrong, the left screw holding the fan down is also the bottom-most screw holding the step 22 metal cover down. The only screws that should be on the fan at Step 23 should be the lower right screw and upper right screw

    Haybale100 - Reply

    Yep, I found the same thing.

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    Finally got all the way down to this mother effer! :D

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

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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

Tristen hudson - Reply

Replace the fan ... Yours works intermittently that probably means ut has a bad bearing.

chrisforfacebook1987 -

Does the Model work for the CUH-1116A ????

ITS HD - Reply

Does the fan recommended work for the Model CUH-1116A if not do you know where you can recommend me to get one that's compatiable for it thank you.

ITS HD - Reply

Well, after replacing the fan, triple checking every thing and plugging it back in…. I got nothing. No power at all.

took it all apart three times to make sure all cables, connections and touch sensors were making contact. Still nothing.

With the bad fan in it at least still powered on befor this.

Many help appreciated !

TomJ - Reply

This was a great guide! I successfully completed the repair today. Thanks for the comprehensive steps and accompanying photos.

Dylan - Reply

Thank you very much for this repair instructions. I do have one question. At the top of metal plate of the fan are none of the four (I guess) cooling pads shown on the pictures. With which material can I replace them (thickness?)? Thank you in advance.

Marinho - Reply

My power button doesn’t work, but the eject works and the console seems to be running fine when I turn it on with my controller. Any ideas on what I did wrong?

Megan - Reply

I followed the guide with no issues, but when I hooked my ps4 up again and pressed the power button, the console beeped, I got the blue light, but then it turned off. No fan, no screen, nothing.

The power button works, and there is power - otherwise I wouldn’t get a beep.

So I took it apart and reinstalled the old noisy fan. When I put it back together, same result.

Anyone have any ideas what the problem could be?

Derek - Reply

Nice man. Very very so good your guide.

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