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This guide will walk you through the steps of disassembling and reassembling a playstation 2 slim. A step by step guide with pictures.

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

  1. Start with the console upside down.
    • Start with the console upside down.

  2. Remove the six screw covers and place on project mat. Remove the six 4.0 mm screws on the base of the PS2. (Place on your project mat.)
    • Remove the six screw covers and place on project mat.

    • Remove the six 4.0 mm screws on the base of the PS2. (Place on your project mat.)

  3. Separate the bottom of PS2 from the top. Place to the side. Separate the bottom of PS2 from the top. Place to the side. Separate the bottom of PS2 from the top. Place to the side.
    • Separate the bottom of PS2 from the top. Place to the side.

  4. ''This PS2 that I am tearing down has no clock battery!!"
    • ''This PS2 that I am tearing down has no clock battery!!"

    • Locate the clock battery. Take tweezers and gently disconnect from motherboard. (Place on project mat)

  5. IR sensor on the motherboard. Gently use a spudger to release the blue/ white ribbon from motherboard, (Place IR sensor on project mat)
    • IR sensor on the motherboard.

    • Gently use a spudger to release the blue/ white ribbon from motherboard, (Place IR sensor on project mat)

  6. Fan has red, black, and yellow wires under hold down tape. Remove the tape gently. Release the connector gently from motherboard. There three 1.6 mm screws around the base of the fan. Place both fan and screws on your project mat.
    • Fan has red, black, and yellow wires under hold down tape. Remove the tape gently.

    • Release the connector gently from motherboard.

    • There three 1.6 mm screws around the base of the fan. Place both fan and screws on your project mat.

  7. Optical drive on the motherboard There are four 4.0 mm screws holding the optical drive. Remove the four screws and place the optical drive with it's screws on your project mat.
    • Optical drive on the motherboard

    • There are four 4.0 mm screws holding the optical drive.

    • Remove the four screws and place the optical drive with it's screws on your project mat.

  8. There is a ribbon attached to the motherboard here. With your spudger, gently detach the ribbon from the motherboard's connection.
    • There is a ribbon attached to the motherboard here. With your spudger, gently detach the ribbon from the motherboard's connection.

  9. Remove the single 2.4 mm screw located on the metal casing at the top of the motherboard.
    • Remove the single 2.4 mm screw located on the metal casing at the top of the motherboard.

  10. Gently lift the metal casing from the motherboard. Place it to the side. Gently lift the metal casing from the motherboard. Place it to the side.
    • Gently lift the metal casing from the motherboard. Place it to the side.

  11. Flip the motherboard over and remove the five screws of the second metal casing.
    • Flip the motherboard over and remove the five screws of the second metal casing.

    • Place screws on project mat and casing to the side,

  12. Motherboard of PS2 Thank you for reading through this PS2 tear down. I hope this was helpful,
    • Motherboard of PS2

    • Thank you for reading through this PS2 tear down. I hope this was helpful,

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This teardown is stupid on step 4 he says this ps2 has no clock battery when its clearly located next to the CPU in step 12

MacBook medic - Reply

Easy there Cricket, kempc8 is (partly) right about the clock battery. There is no clock battery to disconnect in step 4, that is correct. But there is one in step 12 in a bracket, that is correct too. The reason kempc8 mentioned there is because there are other types of the PS2 slimline which do have a clock battery to remove in step 4 (seen in step 3 of this teardown)

So there is no need to call the teardown stupid, it’s well written imho.

DBX12 - Reply

This is strange, but I have PS2 and optical drive mount by 3, 4mm screws, and another one is small, like for motherboard. The screw is located in a right low corner of the optical drive.

alexspidermoscow - Reply

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