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The PlayStation 5 earns a 7 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is easiest to repair):

Outer covers can be replaced without tools.

Many components are modular and disassembly is straightforward.

Vacuum-able dust ports makes de-dusting maintenance easier.

Main storage is integrated to the motherboard, but expansion should be easy (once enabled by Sony) with off-the-shelf M.2 SSDs.

The optical drive is a cinch to replace, but cannot be easily swapped thanks to software locks.

Sealed-in liquid metal TIM could be challenging to replace during service.

Use of security screws throughout creates an unnecessary hindrance to repairs.

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