Introdução

Use this guide to replace the PlayStation 3 Slim's single cooling fan.

  1. Turn the PS3 over and lay it on its backside.
    • Turn the PS3 over and lay it on its backside.

    • Carefully peel the warranty sticker up off the lower case to reveal a hidden screw cover.

    • To avoid activating the VOID that may come up, heat the sticker carefully to remove and replace it cleanly.

  2. Use the flat end of a metal spudger to pry up the seven screw covers around the edge of the lower case. Use the flat end of a metal spudger to pry up the seven screw covers around the edge of the lower case.
    • Use the flat end of a metal spudger to pry up the seven screw covers around the edge of the lower case.

  3. Remove the seven 37 mm Phillips screws securing the top cover to the lower case.
    • Remove the seven 37 mm Phillips screws securing the top cover to the lower case.

  4. Remove the four 13.3 mm T8 security Torx screws beneath the Blu-ray drive opening. (Some models may only have three screws)
    • Remove the four 13.3 mm T8 security Torx screws beneath the Blu-ray drive opening. (Some models may only have three screws)

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

    • Lift the top cover off the PS3.

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  7. Squeeze the AC inlet connector's locking mechanism and pull straight up to disconnect it from the power supply. Squeeze the AC inlet connector's locking mechanism and pull straight up to disconnect it from the power supply.
    • Squeeze the AC inlet connector's locking mechanism and pull straight up to disconnect it from the power supply.

  8. Pull the DC-Out cables straight up to lift their connector up and out of its socket on the power supply.
    • Pull the DC-Out cables straight up to lift their connector up and out of its socket on the power supply.

  9. Remove the two 7.6 mm Phillips screws securing the power supply to the lower case.
    • Remove the two 7.6 mm Phillips screws securing the power supply to the lower case.

  10. Lift the power supply upward from its left edge as viewed from the front of the PS3.
    • Lift the power supply upward from its left edge as viewed from the front of the PS3.

  11. Continue to lift the left edge of the power supply until it lifts off the two metal posts shown in the second picture. Remove the power supply from the PS3, minding any cables that may get caught.
    • Continue to lift the left edge of the power supply until it lifts off the two metal posts shown in the second picture.

    • Remove the power supply from the PS3, minding any cables that may get caught.

  12. Pull the fan cables upward to lift the fan connector up and out of its socket on the motherboard.
    • Pull the fan cables upward to lift the fan connector up and out of its socket on the motherboard.

  13. De-route the fan cables from under the plastic hook molded into the fan shroud.
    • De-route the fan cables from under the plastic hook molded into the fan shroud.

  14. Remove the two 9.5 mm Phillips screws securing the fan to the heat sink.
    • Remove the two 9.5 mm Phillips screws securing the fan to the heat sink.

  15. Lift the fan out of the heat sink, minding any cables that may get caught.
    • Lift the fan out of the heat sink, minding any cables that may get caught.

Conclusão

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

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