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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. Gently pull up on the bottom cover to remove it. Gently pull up on the bottom cover to remove it.
    • 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. Remove the blue screw shown to remove the HDD caddy. Remove the blue screw shown to remove the HDD caddy.
    • Slide the HDD cover toward the rear of the device to remove it.

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

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

    Do you need to remove the hdd in order to remove it?

    Ky Justin - Reply

  4. Repeat step 3 for the front top finisher. Repeat step 3 for the front top finisher. Repeat step 3 for the front top finisher.
    • Repeat step 3 for the front top finisher.

  5. 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.
    • 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.

  6. 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.
    • 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.

  7. 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.
    • 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.

  8. 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 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.

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

    good job you just broke the ps3 super slim

    korvanjundskyrim - Reply

  10. Congrats!
    • Congrats!

Conclusion

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

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10 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 Goldheart -

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

Same here did you fix it?

Kriss -

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

use a cross-shaped screwdriver (idk the correct name) to tear off the little metal thing, ez

Raphaël Brenn -

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

versluis2000 - Reply

Thank you, used 1.5mm straight screwdriver to undo the T8 security screws. PS3 completely clogged up with fluff. Used WD40 on a cotton bud to redistribute old heat sink compound on re assembly. Console is like new, video output works again! I keep a stack of those small plastic take away sauce pots, place the screws for the first step in the pot, then stack the second pot on for the second step screws etc.

UK Dave SROL F&F - Reply

Oh god. A potato grew in the bottom ventilation holes. It is impossible to remove. Unbelievable

Xyzfos - Reply

😂😂 how the potato go there

Ryder -

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