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  1. (TC) PlayStation Teardown, (TC) PlayStation Teardown: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

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

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    • 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.

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

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    • Remove the 3 screws from the shield.

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    • Remove the 5 Phillips screws.

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

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    • Lift the RF shield out of the case.

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

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

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    • 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.

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    • Align the optical drive assembly with the three pegs.

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

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

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    • Plug in the console and turn it on.

    • Thanks for looking at my teardown!

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