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  1. Flip the unit upside down to access the six screws on the bottom.
    • Flip the unit upside down to access the six screws on the bottom.

    • Remove the six screws indicated with a Phillips-head screwdriver. All the screws are of the same length.

  2. Turn the unit back over, and pull the top half up and away from the device.
    • Turn the unit back over, and pull the top half up and away from the device.

  3. Unplug the laser assembly's power cable and ribbon cable from the main board.
    • Unplug the laser assembly's power cable and ribbon cable from the main board.

    • Remove the two screws on the memory card/controller port, disconnect the ribbon cable, and lift it out of the case.

  4. To remove the power supply, disconnect the cable and remove the two screws, then lift it out of the case. To remove the power supply, disconnect the cable and remove the two screws, then lift it out of the case.
    • To remove the power supply, disconnect the cable and remove the two screws, then lift it out of the case.

  5. Remove the 3 screws from the shield. Remove the 3 screws from the shield.
    • Remove the 3 screws from the shield.

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  7. Remove the 5 Phillips screws. You can now lift the main board out of the case.
    • Remove the 5 Phillips screws.

    • You can now lift the main board out of the case.

  8. Lift the RF shield out of the case. Lift the RF shield out of the case.
    • Lift the RF shield out of the case.

  9. Reinstall the RF shield by dropping it in and lining up the slots and tabs. Reinstall the RF shield by dropping it in and lining up the slots and tabs.
    • Reinstall the RF shield by dropping it in and lining up the slots and tabs.

  10. Replace the main board.  Only install the screws indicated in red. Replace the main board.  Only install the screws indicated in red.
    • Replace the main board. Only install the screws indicated in red.

  11. Replace the top shield, and secure with the 3 screws indicated.
    • Replace the top shield, and secure with the 3 screws indicated.

    • Reinstall the memory card / controller module. Connect the ribbon cable and replace the 2 screws.

  12. Align the optical drive assembly with the three pegs.
    • Align the optical drive assembly with the three pegs.

    • Reconnect the power and data cables for the optical drive.

  13. Slide the cover on the system in the same way you took it off and replace the black screws indicated.
    • Slide the cover on the system in the same way you took it off and replace the black screws indicated.

  14. Plug in the console and turn it on.
    • Plug in the console and turn it on.

    • Thanks for looking at my teardown!

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