Introduction

A general guide to takedown and disassemble the PlayStation 2 Slimline. This will give the user access to a number of internal components such as the motherboard, the optical drive, the cooling fan, and hard drive, among others.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your PlayStation 2 Slimline, use our service manual.

On a flat working surface, flip the PlayStation 2 Slimline so that the bottom side is facing up. Remove the covers over the screws, circled in red on the second image. Take a Phillip's #1 screwdriver and remove the five screws circled in red on the second image.
  • On a flat working surface, flip the PlayStation 2 Slimline so that the bottom side is facing up.

  • Remove the covers over the screws, circled in red on the second image.

  • Take a Phillip's #1 screwdriver and remove the five screws circled in red on the second image.

  • You will have to remove the "Do Not Void" seal in order to remove the last screw.

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Make sure you haven't forgotten the screw under the "Do Not Void" seal. Take a metal spudger and separate the upper half of the chasis from the lower half.
  • Make sure you haven't forgotten the screw under the "Do Not Void" seal.

  • Take a metal spudger and separate the upper half of the chasis from the lower half.

  • For later models the DVD drive assembly is not screwed in and will fall off if you open it upside down.

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With the chassis open you can see the motherboard and its attachments. Identify the battery, then use a spudger to pry it out.  Disconnect the battery from the motherboard with your hands. Identify the battery, then use a spudger to pry it out.  Disconnect the battery from the motherboard with your hands.
  • With the chassis open you can see the motherboard and its attachments.

  • Identify the battery, then use a spudger to pry it out. Disconnect the battery from the motherboard with your hands.

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Three cables connect the optical drive to the motherboard. Pull the flex cable out of its socket. Take a Phillip's #1 screwdriver and remove the four screws on the optical drive.
  • Three cables connect the optical drive to the motherboard.

  • Pull the flex cable out of its socket.

  • Take a Phillip's #1 screwdriver and remove the four screws on the optical drive.

  • Pull up the optical drive and carefully peel the flex cable, attached underneath the drive, from the metal plate.

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The fan is secured with three PH00 screws. Remove the three PH00 screws from the fan's cover.
  • The fan is secured with three PH00 screws.

  • Remove the three PH00 screws from the fan's cover.

  • Then peel the duct tape back and remove the cable.

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Remove the four screws marked on the picture.  These are located on the bottom side of the motherboard. Then flip the motherboard back over and remove the two rating screws on the upside. Now both metal plates should be ready to remove.
  • Remove the four screws marked on the picture. These are located on the bottom side of the motherboard.

  • Then flip the motherboard back over and remove the two rating screws on the upside.

  • Now both metal plates should be ready to remove.

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Remove the metal plate from the bottom side of the motherboard. Now everything should be disconnected and you successfully torn your PlayStation 2 Slimline down.
  • Remove the metal plate from the bottom side of the motherboard.

  • Now everything should be disconnected and you successfully torn your PlayStation 2 Slimline down.

  • To reassemble, follow these steps in reverse.

Very nice instructions.

Jordan Britt - Reply

my 70004 it's egual than this

ISTRUCTIONS very usefull

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tlroesner

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not all slimlines are internally the same. as seen in the second picture, this teardown is for the 75004 model

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