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Introduction

Use this guide to remove and replace your PS4 Slim's motherboard.

  1. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Locate the plastic warranty sticker next to the three ports on the side of the console.

    • Remove the warranty sticker by peeling it off with any kind of spudger.

    • Removing the warranty sticker will NOT cause your warranty to be null and void.

    Remove the screw directly to the left of that one in the picture as well. Should be silver.

    Elizabeth Johnson - Reply

    ihr seid so ein scheiß haufen das stimmt über haubt nix

    Toaster 95 - Reply

    einfach alles stimmt nicht

    Toaster 95 - Reply

  2. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the 5.0mm screw that was behind the sticker using a T8 security Torx screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

    Are you SURE that it’s counter-clockwise?

    The Stuff - Reply

    Try T9. Fits better.

    Otter - Reply

    T8 fits like a glove for me

    Daniel Henderson -

    Is there anything else you can use

    randomweeb - Reply

    A small flathead screwdriver will work

    shawng6363 -

    There is a small metal rod in the middle of the screw that isn’t allowing my t8 inside. Any insight on this?

    gavinstoutconner@icloud.com - Reply

    Some T8 bits have a hole in the middle that will allow that rod to go through; some do not. If you have a set of multiple bits, check if there are any others labeled T8 or TR8 with that hole in the middle.

    Nicholas -

    There is a metal thing inside of the screw slot any insite on this?

    Tristan York - Reply

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    • Place the Playstation 4 Slim upside down with the side of the screw you just removed facing you.

    • Pry up on the two corners that are facing you with your fingers.

    • This may take a bit of force to open up and you will hear a fairly loud click when the bottom cover detaches.

    • Remove the bottom cover by sliding it towards the back corners and lifting up.

    It says to place it upside down, but didn't you do so in the previous step? I've been trying to unscrew the screw with my screwdriver that I got from here and if I had to had the system right side up, I'm afraid I might've stripped the screw from all the force I tried to use to get the screw out that will NOT budge. It didn't even move the slightest after removing the warranty sticker.

    Vidal Santos - Reply

    There is a single clip on the left side about 5cms in, and another clip on the right side equidistant to the one on the other side. Jamming a spudger in there first, and lifting those clips helped, and then I had to slide down to lift a total of 4 clips on each side (each about 4cms apart). Then push the cover away from you, if that makes more sense than “sliding it towards the back corners”, since the back corners are technically facing you.

    Emil Fisk - Reply

    It would be easier if you just lifted the top cover of the PS4.

    Poobler - Reply

  4. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement, Power Supply: step 4, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement, Power Supply: step 4, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement, Power Supply: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Place the Playstation 4 Slim right side up, with the PS logo on top and the side with the words "SONY" and "PS4" facing you.

    • Pry up on the two corners that are facing you with your fingers.

    • This may take a bit of force to open and you will hear a fairly loud click when the top cover detaches.

    • Remove the top cover by sliding it towards the back corners and lifting up.

    Undo 4 clips on each side by using a spudger. And then lift the front corners up and pull towards you to undo them.

    Emil Fisk - Reply

  5. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew and remove the two screws (left one 31.0mm and right one 24.0mm) using a T8 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

    • Unscrew and remove the 3.0mm screw using a Phillips #1 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

    UK model seems to be different here. There's no Philips screw where there is on your image.

    MaFt Morley - Reply

    This regards EU models in general, i think. My danish version is the same.

    William Villadsen -

    The screw on the left was 31mm, and the one on my right side was only 19mm.

    Emil Fisk - Reply

  6. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 16mm Philips screws holding the power supply in place.

    Es gibt diese Schrauben bei meiner Ps4 Cuh 2116A nicht und ich bekomme das Teil so nicht raus. Kann mir jmd helfen?

    Julian S. - Reply

    Only 2 Phillips actress here on my UK

    MaFt Morley - Reply

    Only 2 phillips screws on the US one as well.

    Sean Douglas - Reply

  7. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the metal sheet from the top of the power supply by grabbing and lifting up with your hands.

    Is this metal sheet required for the unit to power on?

    AlexT - Reply

    I think the metal sheet protects the rest of the console or something from heating too much.

    BloodSpark22 -

    Kann man diesen Metallblech einzeln kaufen? Finde im Internet nichts

    SoN GoKu - Reply

    A quoi sert la tôle métallique qui recouvre le ventilateur et l’alimentation svp

    Ittady92 - Reply

  8. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the antenna from the top of the power supply by guiding the wire with your fingers through the groves underneath the metal panel.

    What does this mean for part do? This part is not present in my console nor is the space where it's supposed to reside as shown in the picture above.

    The Hondo - Reply

    Me neither, guess they are different models.

    Daniel Henderson -

    There was a longer clip 8mm long on the left side which had to be pulled straight out. However, be careful when pulling out the antenna. My cable was soldered to the metal plate.

    Emil Fisk - Reply

    It is easier to wiggle the cable out from the plastic power supply housing in step 10.

    Emil Fisk - Reply

  9. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Flip the Playstation 4 Slim onto its back.

    • Unscrew and remove the 4.0mm screw using a Phillips #1 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

    Forgot to mention to remove the hard drive.

    The Stuff - Reply

  10. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Use a plastic opening tool to make space between the power supply and console by wedging and wiggling it in-between the two.

    • Lift the power supply up and onto its back on the metal sheet using your hands.

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    • Disconnect the wire connection from the power supply by firmly gripping it with your fingers or tweezers and pulling out.

    • Remove the power supply completely by grabbing and lifting up with your hands.

    Your guide is good but detail. Could be alot better for a start you forgot to mention the screw on the other side that must also be removed to let the power supply out of ps4 slim

    Chicky Boy3 - Reply

    Could you replace a ps4 slim model CUH-211B with a N16-160P1A power supply

    Aiden Thrash - Reply

    Just because I feel like this needs to be stated clearly, “Do no attempt to pull the plug out by the wires!”

    Pull from the plastic, male end of the plug or you’re going to end up have a very bad day.

    Matthew D. H. - Reply

    Literally no way I can do it by the plastic, the only way is wires. Gotta risk it I guess

    Misha FV -

  12. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 12, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the 31.0mm safety screw using a T8 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

  13. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Locate the two wires connected to the bottom of the motherboard.

    • Remove the wires by firmly grasping the metal connections with your fingers or tweezers and pulling up until they disconnect.

    Doesn't exist in my

    Daniel Henderson - Reply

  14. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Flip the device to the backside.

    • Unscrew and remove 14x 4.0mm black screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

    • Unscrew and remove 8x 6.0mm silver screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

    • Unscrew and remove 4x 3.0mm silver screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

    - There are 14x 4.0mm black screws, but the step only shows 13 of them circled in red. One of the 11 orange circles (near front of unit) is actually the 14th black screw. Photo: http://i.imgur.com/7G64egd.png

    - As for the 6.0mm silver screws, there are only 8x of those. The two silver screws behind the IO ports on the back are 3.0mm fine-threaded screws. Photo: http://i.imgur.com/cQD6KQu.png

    - Source: Have a PS4 Slim (CUH-2015A) right in front of me, doing this exact job. Hope this helps someone else down the road.

    lane anderson - Reply

  15. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew and remove the two 5.0mm screws on the side of the console using a Phillips #1 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

    These are 3.0mm screws, not 5.0mm. This step could probably be condensed into the previous step.

    lane anderson - Reply

    These screws are not present on the US model

    Sean Douglas - Reply

  16. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 3 of 3
    • Locate the white wire connected to the corner of the top of the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the wire by firmly grasping the metal connection with your fingers or tweezers and pulling up until it detaches.

    • Unthread the wire from the tape and move it off to the side using tweezers or your fingers.

    This wire is black, not white on the US model

    Sean Douglas - Reply

  17. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 17, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 17, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the connections by pulling out on the blue tabs with your fingers.

    • Flip up the black clip on the largest tab with your finger before removing it.

    • Remove this wire connection by firmly gripping the wire with your fingers and pulling it out.

  18. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the metal plate by grabbing two sides of the plate and lifting up and away from yourself.

    • You may need to wiggle the plate a bit to get it loose before you lift it out.

    • Do not lose any of the black pads attached to the motherboard while performing this step.

    This step would benefit from showing a picture of the black pads in question. Pic: http://i.imgur.com/zQnehtA.png

    lane anderson - Reply

  19. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 19, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 19, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew and remove the two 10.0mm screws (one silver and one black) using a Phillips #1 screwdriver with a counter-clockwise motion.

    • Remove the small metal plate by grabbing it with your fingers and lifting up.

    Why is one silver and one black? I keep thinking they are different and try to keep track of where they go.

    Reed Deemer - Reply

    What's the name is the part with the two metal screws that is being taken off

    Devon Higgins - Reply

    both screws are black on the US version

    Sean Douglas - Reply

  20. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 20, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 20, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 20, image 3 of 3
    • Remove this wire connection by firmly grasping it with tweezers and pulling out.

    • This might require a bit of force to disconnect, but be sure not to break any of the wires.

    Do not attempt to disconnect the plug by pulling on the wires! If you rip out the wires, you’re gonna have a very bad day. Wiggle the plug using the plastic on the male end of the connector while pulling out.

    Matthew D. H. - Reply

    que pasa si se desolda esa parte como puedo volver a soldarlo o cuanto se cobra por solo soldar

    TheKiller Xtreme1 - Reply

    this is plugged in WAY too hard. I've been wiggling it for 5 minutes. Not budging an inch. i learned that if you follow the cables of that, they are just held in place by a few plastic hooks. You can slide them out of there by flipping the ps4 over and then pull the motherboard out no problem, cable still attached.

    Also, dont forget about the small plug in at the top of the motherboard. That is the fan power cable and needs to be off to remove the mobo as well.

    Zoey Schlemper - Reply

  21. PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Slim Motherboard Replacement: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the motherboard by grabbing the edge of the board with one or two hands and pulling away and up.

    • You may need to wiggle the board a bit to get it loose before you remove it.

Conclusion

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

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Hi Harry

I think this guide is fantastic. My PS4 slim is not coming on. It’s not the HDMI display port or anything of the sort. It powers on, you hear the beep and the blue power light stays on. That’s all. Nothing after this… no signal to the TV, cannot reinitialise, nothing. I’ve checked online to see if I can diagnose it. Based on the few signs I’ve seen I think the board is gone. So am looking to replace that hence I came across your guide. Is there a way you know to be certain my board is faulty. Thanks

Jx Corp - Reply

I have a PS4 slim issue…. when connected to power it doesn't show it’s on and no light displays….. I would say the board is faulty and how do I work on such problem.

michael quartey - Reply

do you need to change the optical drive as well?

Hafiz Adam - Reply

my ps4 slim power supply ok no power motherboard

Naeem Tyagi - Reply

Very good repair guide, but it’s incomplete. The first step is remove the HDD (hard disk drive).

Yeong - Reply

We don't need thermal paste, or to replace the optical drive?

Thembiswa Dlamini - Reply

My PS4 Slim Output has a-lot of static interference and idk y

skydimondlox - Reply

Thanks for the amazing guide. I need to replace my motherboard. How do i know what model replacement should i be looking for?

Radoslav Trahanov - Reply

Good evening I wonder if A ps4 islim matherboard SAE-002 if you give to exchange for A SAE-001 thank you

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