PlayStation 3 Control Board Replacement

 

Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken control board.

 

Step 1 Smart Plate

The screw cover may be underneath a warranty sticker. This sticker will change appearance, and show "VOID" after it has been removed.

Use the tip of a spudger to remove the black rubber screw cover from the side of the PS3.

The screw cover may be underneath a warranty sticker. This sticker will change appearance, and show "VOID" after it has been removed.

 

Step 2



Remove the single 8.5 mm T10 Security Torx screw from the smart plate.

 

Step 3




Pull the smart plate toward the hard drive bay, then lift it off the body of the PS3.

 

Step 4

Be sure to keep track of the small metal bracket loosely held in the top cover, if equipped.


Step 5 Top Cover

Six 52 mm Phillips screws
Remove the following seven screws:
Six 52 mm Phillips screws
One 30 mm Phillips screw

 

Step 6

Remove the top cover.
Lift the top cover from its rear edge and rotate it toward the front of the PS3.
Remove the top cover.


Step 7 Control Board

Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, '''not''' the socket itself.

Use your fingernail to flip up the retaining flap on the control board ribbon cable socket.

Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

Pull the control board ribbon cable out of its socket.

 

Step 8



Remove the two 12 mm Phillips screws securing the control board to the lower case.

 

Step 9

Remove the control board from the lower case.



CONCLUSION

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

 

 

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