PlayStation 3 Motherboard Assembly Replacement
Please note that this guide is only a prerequisite for other guides.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
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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 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 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.