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.

Image 1/3: Remove the covers over the screws, circled in red on the second image. Image 2/3: Take a Phillip's #1 screwdriver and remove the five screws circled in red on the second image. Image 3/3: You will have to remove the "Do Not Void" seal in order to remove the last screw.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Take a metal spudger and separate the upper half of the chasis from the lower half. Image 2/2: For later models the DVD drive assembly is not screwed in and will fall off if you open it upside down.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Identify the battery, then use a spudger to pry it out.  Disconnect the battery from the motherboard with your hands. Image 2/3: Identify the battery, then use a spudger to pry it out.  Disconnect the battery from the motherboard with your hands. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Pull the flex cable out of its socket. Image 2/3: Take a Phillip's #1 screwdriver and remove the four screws on the optical drive. Image 3/3: Pull up the optical drive and carefully peel the flex cable, attached underneath the drive, from the metal plate.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove the three PH00 screws from the fan's cover. Image 2/2: Then peel the duct tape back and remove the cable.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Then flip the motherboard back over and remove the two rating screws on the upside. Image 2/3: Now both metal plates should be ready to remove. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Now everything should be disconnected and you successfully torn your PlayStation 2 Slimline down. Image 2/2: To reassemble, follow these steps in reverse.
  • 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

federico4008 - Reply

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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