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Introduction

Follow this guide to remove and replace the power and eject button board on a PlayStation 5.

Before you begin, completely power down and unplug all cables from your console. Remember to follow general electrostatic discharge (ESD) safety procedures while repairing the console.

  1. If your PlayStation 5 is in its vertical orientation, flip it upside down so the stand is facing up.
    • If your PlayStation 5 is in its vertical orientation, flip it upside down so the stand is facing up.

    • If your PlayStation 5 is in its horizontal orientation, skip to Step 6.

    • Work on a flat surface to prevent your PlayStation from falling over.

    • Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the 26.5 mm-long stand screw.

  2. Lift straight up to remove the stand. Lift straight up to remove the stand.
    • Lift straight up to remove the stand.

  3. Insert the screw into the cubby on the bottom of the stand. Insert the screw into the cubby on the bottom of the stand.
    • Insert the screw into the cubby on the bottom of the stand.

  4. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingernail to remove the cap from the cubby. Use your finger to press the cap into the screw hole. Use your finger to press the cap into the screw hole.
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingernail to remove the cap from the cubby.

    • Use your finger to press the cap into the screw hole.

  5. Twist the stand counterclockwise to close the cubby. Twist the stand counterclockwise to close the cubby. Twist the stand counterclockwise to close the cubby.
    • Twist the stand counterclockwise to close the cubby.

  6. If your PlayStation 5 is in its horizontal orientation, rest it on its face with the charing port facing up. Lift the stand straight up to remove it.
    • If your PlayStation 5 is in its horizontal orientation, rest it on its face with the charing port facing up.

    • Lift the stand straight up to remove it.

  7. Lift up the corner of the panel that's opposite the PlayStation logo to unclip it from the case. While lifting up the corner, slide the panel down towards the bottom of the device. Remove the panel.
    • Lift up the corner of the panel that's opposite the PlayStation logo to unclip it from the case.

    • While lifting up the corner, slide the panel down towards the bottom of the device.

    • Remove the panel.

  8. Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the grille and into the gap above the fan. Lift up with the spudger to pry the grille away from the case. Lift up with the spudger to pry the grille away from the case.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the grille and into the gap above the fan.

    • Lift up with the spudger to pry the grille away from the case.

  9. Lift the grille away from the case to remove it. Lift the grille away from the case to remove it.
    • Lift the grille away from the case to remove it.

    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the four screws securing the fan shroud to the case:

    • Two 23.3 mm-long screws

    • One 11.4 mm-long screw

    • One 31 mm-long screw

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your console.

  10. Lift the fan shroud straight up to remove it. Lift the fan shroud straight up to remove it.
    • Lift the fan shroud straight up to remove it.

  11. Insert the flat end of a spudger beneath the black wire cover and into the gap above the fan wires. Pry only on the wire cover, not on the fan wires themselves. Use the spudger to peel up the wire cover until you can grip it with your fingers.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger beneath the black wire cover and into the gap above the fan wires.

    • Pry only on the wire cover, not on the fan wires themselves.

    • Use the spudger to peel up the wire cover until you can grip it with your fingers.

  12. Use your fingers to peel off the wire cover. Use your fingers to peel off the wire cover. Use your fingers to peel off the wire cover.
    • Use your fingers to peel off the wire cover.

  13. Use your fingers to grip the edges of the fan cable connector, and pull up to disconnect it from the motherboard. Always pull cables by their connectors and not the wires themselves.
    • Use your fingers to grip the edges of the fan cable connector, and pull up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Always pull cables by their connectors and not the wires themselves.

  14. Lift the fan up and out of the case to remove it. Lift the fan up and out of the case to remove it. Lift the fan up and out of the case to remove it.
    • Lift the fan up and out of the case to remove it.

  15. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 17 mm-long SSD cover screw.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 17 mm-long SSD cover screw.

  16. Use your finger to slide the SSD cover towards the top of the device to unclip it from the case. Remove the SSD cover. Remove the SSD cover.
    • Use your finger to slide the SSD cover towards the top of the device to unclip it from the case.

    • Remove the SSD cover.

  17. Use your fingers to grip the edges of the optical drive cable connector, and pull up to disconnect it from the motherboard. Always pull cables by their connectors and not the wires themselves.
    • Use your fingers to grip the edges of the optical drive cable connector, and pull up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Always pull cables by their connectors and not the wires themselves.

  18. Use your fingers to grip the edges of the optical drive cable connector, and pull up to disconnect it from the optical drive. Use your fingers to grip the edges of the optical drive cable connector, and pull up to disconnect it from the optical drive.
    • Use your fingers to grip the edges of the optical drive cable connector, and pull up to disconnect it from the optical drive.

  19. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the tamper-evident sticker covering the remaining case screw. If your PlayStation 5 hasn't been opened before, this sticker will be completely black. The pattern will appear after you remove it. Technically, these are tamper-evident stickers—but don't worry—Sony can't legally void your warranty, as long as you don't damage anything. Have fun!
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the tamper-evident sticker covering the remaining case screw.

    • If your PlayStation 5 hasn't been opened before, this sticker will be completely black. The pattern will appear after you remove it.

    • Technically, these are tamper-evident stickers—but don't worry—Sony can't legally void your warranty, as long as you don't damage anything. Have fun!

  20. Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the eleven screws securing the case:
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the eleven screws securing the case:

    • Six 18.6 mm-long screws

    • Two 23.3 mm-long screws

    • Two 43.2 mm-long screws

    • One 7.3 mm-long screw

  21. Lift the case straight up to remove it. Lift the case straight up to remove it.
    • Lift the case straight up to remove it.

  22. Use the flat end of a spudger to press down on the optical drive connector's metal locking tab. With the metal tab depressed, use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the cable from the optical drive. Pull only on the pull tab, not the cable itself.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to press down on the optical drive connector's metal locking tab.

    • With the metal tab depressed, use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the cable from the optical drive.

    • Pull only on the pull tab, not the cable itself.

  23. Life the optical drive away from the device to remove it. Life the optical drive away from the device to remove it.
    • Life the optical drive away from the device to remove it.

  24. Use the flat end of a spudger to press down on the optical drive connector's metal locking tab. With the metal tab depressed, use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the cable from the motherboard. With the metal tab depressed, use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the cable from the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to press down on the optical drive connector's metal locking tab.

    • With the metal tab depressed, use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the cable from the motherboard.

  25. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the power and eject button ribbon cable. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the power and eject button ribbon cable.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the power and eject button ribbon cable.

  26. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the LED ribbon cable. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the LED ribbon cable.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the LED ribbon cable.

  27. Use a pair of tweezers to grip the white Wi-Fi antenna wire at its metal base, as close to the connector as possible. Lift the wire's connector straight up to disconnect it from the motherboard. Repeat for the black Wi-Fi antenna wire
    • Use a pair of tweezers to grip the white Wi-Fi antenna wire at its metal base, as close to the connector as possible.

    • Lift the wire's connector straight up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Repeat for the black Wi-Fi antenna wire

  28. Use a pair of tweezers to grip the black power supply antenna wire at its metal base, as close to the connector as possible. Lift the wire's connector straight up to disconnect it from the motherboard. Repeat for the white power supply antenna wire.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to grip the black power supply antenna wire at its metal base, as close to the connector as possible.

    • Lift the wire's connector straight up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Repeat for the white power supply antenna wire.

  29. Use a pair of tweezers to peel back the white sticker holding the antenna wires to the top shield plate. Remove the antenna wires from underneath the sticker. Press the white sticker back down onto the top shield plate so it can be reused.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to peel back the white sticker holding the antenna wires to the top shield plate.

    • Remove the antenna wires from underneath the sticker.

    • Press the white sticker back down onto the top shield plate so it can be reused.

  30. Repeat the previous step to peel back the four remaining stickers. Repeat the previous step to peel back the four remaining stickers. Repeat the previous step to peel back the four remaining stickers.
    • Repeat the previous step to peel back the four remaining stickers.

  31. Use a pair of tweezers to peel back the white sticker holding the LED ribbon cable to the heat sink. Remove the LED ribbon cable from underneath the sticker. Press the white sticker back down onto the heat sink so it can be reused.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to peel back the white sticker holding the LED ribbon cable to the heat sink.

    • Remove the LED ribbon cable from underneath the sticker.

    • Press the white sticker back down onto the heat sink so it can be reused.

  32. Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the forty-one 7.3 mm-long screws securing the top shield plate.
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the forty-one 7.3 mm-long screws securing the top shield plate.

  33. Lift the top shield plate off of the motherboard to remove it. Lift the top shield plate off of the motherboard to remove it. Lift the top shield plate off of the motherboard to remove it.
    • Lift the top shield plate off of the motherboard to remove it.

  34. Use your finger to depress the metal locking tab on the USB board cable's board connector. With the metal tab depressed, place the flat end of a spudger against the insulating foam pad on the ribbon cable and pull it directly away from the connector to disconnect it. With the metal tab depressed, place the flat end of a spudger against the insulating foam pad on the ribbon cable and pull it directly away from the connector to disconnect it.
    • Use your finger to depress the metal locking tab on the USB board cable's board connector.

    • With the metal tab depressed, place the flat end of a spudger against the insulating foam pad on the ribbon cable and pull it directly away from the connector to disconnect it.

  35. Lift up the corner of the panel with the PlayStation logo to unclip it from the case. While lifting up the corner, slide the panel towards the bottom of the device. Remove the panel.
    • Lift up the corner of the panel with the PlayStation logo to unclip it from the case.

    • While lifting up the corner, slide the panel towards the bottom of the device.

    • Remove the panel.

  36. Use a Torx T8 driver to remove the two 29.4 mm-long screws securing the case to the motherboard and heat sink assembly.
    • Use a Torx T8 driver to remove the two 29.4 mm-long screws securing the case to the motherboard and heat sink assembly.

  37. Lift the front edge of the case off of the motherboard and heat sink assembly. With the front edge elevated, push the case back, away from the motherboard and heat sink assembly, to maneuver the charging port out of its slot in the case. Remove the case.
    • Lift the front edge of the case off of the motherboard and heat sink assembly.

    • With the front edge elevated, push the case back, away from the motherboard and heat sink assembly, to maneuver the charging port out of its slot in the case.

    • Remove the case.

  38. Lift up to remove the middle panel from the case. Lift up to remove the middle panel from the case.
    • Lift up to remove the middle panel from the case.

  39. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 6.5 mm-long screws securing the power and eject button board to the middle panel.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 6.5 mm-long screws securing the power and eject button board to the middle panel.

  40. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the power and eject button board from the middle panel. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the power and eject button board from the middle panel.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the power and eject button board from the middle panel.

  41. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the power and eject button ribbon cable. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the power and eject button ribbon cable.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the power and eject button ribbon cable.

Conclusion

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

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