PlayStation 3 Power Supply Replacement

Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken power supply.

 

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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Step 9 Power Supply

Pull the DC-In cables toward the front of the PS3 to disconnect them from the power supply.

 

Step 10

Lift the AC-In cables slightly away from the rear cover for clearance to access the AC-In connector.

 

Step 11

While depressing its locking mechanism, pull the AC-In connector out of its socket on the power supply.

 

Step 12

Remove the five 9 mm Phillips screws securing the power supply to the chassis.

 

Step 13

Remove the power supply.

Lift the power supply upward from its front edge to disconnect it from the posts attached to the logic board.

Remove the power supply.

 

CONCLUSION

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