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PlayStation 3 Motherboard Assembly Replacement

Prerequisite Only

Prerequisite Only

Please note that this guide is only a prerequisite for other guides.

Step 1 Motherboard Assembly  ¶ 

Pull the control board ribbon cable straight up and out of its socket on the motherboard.

Step 1 Motherboard Assembly  ¶ 

  • Pull the control board ribbon cable straight up and out of its socket on the motherboard.

Step 2  ¶ 

Remove the two 12 mm Phillips screws securing the control board to the lower case. Remove the control board and its attached cable from the PS3.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 12 mm Phillips screws securing the control board to the lower case.

  • Remove the control board and its attached cable from the PS3.

Step 3  ¶ 

Remove the following eight screws securing the motherboard assembly to the lower case:

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the following eight screws securing the motherboard assembly to the lower case:

  • Seven 12 mm Phillips screws (ph2)

  • One 30 mm Phillips screw

Step 4  ¶ 

Remove the control board bracket.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the control board bracket.

Step 5  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive bay cover away from the lower case. Remove the hard drive bay cover.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive bay cover away from the lower case.

  • Remove the hard drive bay cover.

Step 6  ¶ 

Lift the motherboard assembly out of the lower case.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Lift the motherboard assembly out of the lower case.