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PlayStation 3 super slim - how to fully disassemble.

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  1. Remove the three rubber feet, warranty sticker and four screws.
    • Remove the three rubber feet, warranty sticker and four screws.

    • Gently pull up on the bottom cover to remove it.

  2. Slide the HDD cover toward the rear of the device to remove it.
    • Slide the HDD cover toward the rear of the device to remove it.

    • Remove the blue screw shown to remove the HDD caddy.

    • Use a metal spudger to push the tab on the rear top finisher, and lift up to remove it.

    • Repeat step 3 for the front top finisher.

    • Remove the two screws indicated in the disk reader.

    • Remove the five screws shown around the edge of the top cover.

    • Lift the top cover up to remove it.

    • Move the optical disk reader assembly to the left to expose one of the screws holding the power supply in.

    • Remove the two screws indicated and carefully disconnect the cable on the right side of the power supply.

    • Lift the power supply up to remove it.

    • Carefully disconnect the ribbon cables indicated.

    • Lift the optical disk reader up to remove it.

    • Disconnect and remove the white cable and ribbon cable indicated.

    • Remove the seven screws indicated.

    • Lift the motherboard assembly up out of the lower half of the case to remove it.

    • Carefully disconnect the Wi-Fi antenna cables and fan connector indicated by red arrows.

    • Remove the six screws indicated to separate the heatsink and shield from the motherboard.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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5 Comments

What's the name of the screwdriver that undo's the star shaped screws?

themasterassassin8787 - Reply

It is a T8 Torx screwdriver! I'll add the tools to this guide =)

Sam Lionheart -

i took apart my ps3 super slim and put it back together but there is no power what so ever no red light at all

pastorjon.m - Reply

One thing to pay attention to: The T8 Torx screws (at least on my 500GB model) are Tamper Proof TR8 screws, meaning you need a special screwdriver to undo them. A normal T8 wont work.

Wesley V - Reply

Step 4: “simply remove the front finisher” - are you kidding me? I nearly broke mine!

versluis2000 - Reply

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