PlayStation 3 Top Cover Replacement

Introduction

Use this guide to remove your PlayStation 3's plastic top cover.

 

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.

 

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

 

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