PlayStation 3 Memory Card Reader Replacement

 

Introduction

Use this guide to replace your PlayStation 3's memory card reader 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.
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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 Memory Card Reader

Remove the two 9 mm Phillips screws securing the memory card reader to the chassis.

 

Step 8

Flip up the retaining flap on the memory card reader ribbon cable socket.
Lift the memory card reader out of the PS3 enough to access its cable.
Flip up the retaining flap on the memory card reader ribbon cable socket.
Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.
Pull the ribbon cable out of its socket.
Remove the memory card reader from the PS3.
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CONCLUSION

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