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Follow this guide to replace the fan on your Sony Playstation 4.

Unplug your PS4 before beginning any repairs.

  1. Grip the PS4 with both hands along the gap in the top cover. Push the glossy side of the top cover with your thumbs until it pops to the side. Lift the glossy top cover up and back to remove it from the PS4.
    • Grip the PS4 with both hands along the gap in the top cover.

    • Push the glossy side of the top cover with your thumbs until it pops to the side.

    • Lift the glossy top cover up and back to remove it from the PS4.

  2. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 6.5 mm screw securing the hard drive bracket to the enclosure. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 6.5 mm screw securing the hard drive bracket to the enclosure.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 6.5 mm screw securing the hard drive bracket to the enclosure.

  3. Pull the hard drive bracket out of the enclosure. Be careful not to drop the hard drive. The internal components are fragile and are susceptible to damage by sudden shock. Be careful not to drop the hard drive. The internal components are fragile and are susceptible to damage by sudden shock.
    • Pull the hard drive bracket out of the enclosure.

    • Be careful not to drop the hard drive. The internal components are fragile and are susceptible to damage by sudden shock.

  4. Flip the PS4 upside-down with the back side facing towards you.
    • Flip the PS4 upside-down with the back side facing towards you.

  5. Use tweezers to remove the two stickers in the center of the back of the PS4 exposing two case screws. Use tweezers to remove the two stickers in the center of the back of the PS4 exposing two case screws. Use tweezers to remove the two stickers in the center of the back of the PS4 exposing two case screws.
    • Use tweezers to remove the two stickers in the center of the back of the PS4 exposing two case screws.

  6. Use tweezers to carefully remove the plastic screw covers in each corner, exposing two more case screws. Use tweezers to carefully remove the plastic screw covers in each corner, exposing two more case screws.
    • Use tweezers to carefully remove the plastic screw covers in each corner, exposing two more case screws.

  7. Remove the four 7.2 mm Torx security screws on the back of the PS4. Remove the four 7.2 mm Torx security screws on the back of the PS4.
    • Remove the four 7.2 mm Torx security screws on the back of the PS4.

  8. Use your thumbs to lift the lower case up and off the PS4. The lower case is held into place by plastic clips. You may need to use significant force to release the lower case.
    • Use your thumbs to lift the lower case up and off the PS4.

    • The lower case is held into place by plastic clips. You may need to use significant force to release the lower case.

  9. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the power supply cable straight out and disconnect the power supply unit from the motherboard. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the power supply cable straight out and disconnect the power supply unit from the motherboard.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the power supply cable straight out and disconnect the power supply unit from the motherboard.

  10. Remove three 9.7 mm Torx security screws. Remove two 41 mm Phillips screws and brackets.
    • Remove three 9.7 mm Torx security screws.

    • Remove two 41 mm Phillips screws and brackets.

  11. Lift the power supply straight up and out of the PS4. The power supply is held firmly in place by prongs on the left side. It may take multiple attempts to remove it. During reassembly, ensure the prongs are aligned, then press the power supply into place.
    • Lift the power supply straight up and out of the PS4.

    • The power supply is held firmly in place by prongs on the left side. It may take multiple attempts to remove it.

    • During reassembly, ensure the prongs are aligned, then press the power supply into place.

  12. Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard. Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard.

  13. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grab the antenna cable and move it out from the cable guides. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grab the antenna cable and move it out from the cable guides. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grab the antenna cable and move it out from the cable guides.
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to grab the antenna cable and move it out from the cable guides.

  14. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to thread the antenna cable out from underneath the optical drive cable. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to thread the antenna cable out from underneath the optical drive cable. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to thread the antenna cable out from underneath the optical drive cable.
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to thread the antenna cable out from underneath the optical drive cable.

  15. Remove the 9.7 mm Torx security screw securing the antenna. Remove the 9.7 mm Torx security screw securing the antenna.
    • Remove the 9.7 mm Torx security screw securing the antenna.

  16. Remove the Wi-Fi antenna. Remove the Wi-Fi antenna.
    • Remove the Wi-Fi antenna.

  17. Use your fingernail to press down on the metal release lever of the ribbon cable on top of the optical drive. Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to disconnect the ribbon cable by pulling on the black tab. You do not need to press the metal lever when inserting the ribbon cable back in. You will hear a click once it is fully inserted.
    • Use your fingernail to press down on the metal release lever of the ribbon cable on top of the optical drive.

    • Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to disconnect the ribbon cable by pulling on the black tab.

    • You do not need to press the metal lever when inserting the ribbon cable back in. You will hear a click once it is fully inserted.

  18. Use your fingernail to press down the metal release lever for the ribbon cable connected to the motherboard. Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to disconnect the ribbon cable by pulling on the black tab. Set the ribbon cable aside for reassembly.
    • Use your fingernail to press down the metal release lever for the ribbon cable connected to the motherboard.

    • Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to disconnect the ribbon cable by pulling on the black tab.

    • Set the ribbon cable aside for reassembly.

    • You do not need to press the metal lever when inserting the ribbon cable back in. You will hear a click once it is fully inserted.

  19. Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to disconnect the optical drive cable from the motherboard. Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to disconnect the optical drive cable from the motherboard.
    • Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to disconnect the optical drive cable from the motherboard.

  20. Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to remove the optical drive cable from the cable guides that hold it in place. Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to remove the optical drive cable from the cable guides that hold it in place. Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to remove the optical drive cable from the cable guides that hold it in place.
    • Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to remove the optical drive cable from the cable guides that hold it in place.

  21. Remove the four screws securing the optical drive. Three 9.7 mm Torx screws
    • Remove the four screws securing the optical drive.

    • Three 9.7 mm Torx screws

    • One 6.2 mm Phillips screw

  22. Lift the optical drive straight up and out of the PS4. Lift the optical drive straight up and out of the PS4.
    • Lift the optical drive straight up and out of the PS4.

  23. Remove the two 9.7 mm Torx screws securing the upper case. Remove the two 9.7 mm Torx screws securing the upper case.
    • Remove the two 9.7 mm Torx screws securing the upper case.

  24. Lift the upper case up and back to remove it from the PS4. The upper case in held in place by plastic tabs on the front side. It will take significant force to separate them. The upper case in held in place by plastic tabs on the front side. It will take significant force to separate them.
    • Lift the upper case up and back to remove it from the PS4.

    • The upper case in held in place by plastic tabs on the front side. It will take significant force to separate them.

    “Significant force” is a bit of an understatement. It’s like it’s superglued together..

    Wouter Rietberg - Responder

    You absolutely should not need a lot of force for this. In the picture above, press upward using the left thumb from under the outer lip of the cover. You may need to pull it slightly toward you as well. Once that half is lifted, the right-hand side is still firmly attached. Keeping the left-hand side of the top separated, flip the unit over. Along the right-hand side, press the outside lip with your thumb about 2 thumb-widths down from the corner. There is a tab here and once released, the cover comes off easily and off in the back. Otherwise, you’ll be placing stress vertically (and rotationally) on the first tab on the side.

    Donovan Ray - Responder

    I appreciate this feedback – thank you. This sounds like a safer method. I’ll test it on our guide unit and update the procedure.

    Sam Omiotek -

  25. Remove the twelve 9.7 mm Torx screws securing the upper EMI shield. Remove the twelve 9.7 mm Torx screws securing the upper EMI shield.
    • Remove the twelve 9.7 mm Torx screws securing the upper EMI shield.

    In my PS4, there is a small black Philips screw behind where the power lead connects to the motherboard. That screw connects the EMI shield to the inner metal where the power supply sits.

    Wouter Rietberg - Responder

    I had exactly the same thing, and mine is a fairly old model of PS4. Confused me for a moment until I spotted it.

    Tom G -

  26. This step shows you how to properly unscrew the pressure plate. Remove the two 15.6 mm Phillips screws. Gradually unscrew the pressure plate by turning each screw one half turn at a time.
    • This step shows you how to properly unscrew the pressure plate.

    • Remove the two 15.6 mm Phillips screws.

    • Gradually unscrew the pressure plate by turning each screw one half turn at a time.

    • Alternate between the two screws to maintain even pressure on the pressure plate.

    • Do not unscrew one side completely before unscrewing the other side or you may damage the processor.

    why does my PS4 have some metal thing attaching the plate to the metal beneath it?

    Morphitol - Responder

    My PS4 also has 2 metal rings around each screw hole and 4 metal pieces 2 on each side closing in the same shape as the pressure plate as you take the pressure plate off?

    Geoff King - Responder

  27. Remove the pressure plate.
    • Remove the pressure plate.

  28. Remove the upper EMI shield. Remove the upper EMI shield.
    • Remove the upper EMI shield.

    This is the 2nd PS4 I have disassembled and on both units I have found there is a black Phillips screw securing the upper EMI shield. This should be mentioned in the teardown as the EMI shield cannot be removed completely without first removing this screw and you risk damaging the EMI shield in the process . To locate the screw turn the unit over and you will see a small black Phillips screw located near the power supply prongs. There will be a set of arrows pointing to the screw. Once you remove this screw then you can fully release the upper EMI shield.

    Geoff King - Responder

    Ditto. This is my first time disassembling a PS4. EMI shield didn’t lift off easily on one corner. Noticed the black Phillips screw holding it in place. I scrolled up in the tutorial to see if I missed it. Easy enough.

    Kwan Park Tom - Responder

  29. Insert the flat end of a spudger in between the fan cable and the motherboard. Twist the spudger to lift the connector straight up and disconnect it from the motherboard.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger in between the fan cable and the motherboard.

    • Twist the spudger to lift the connector straight up and disconnect it from the motherboard.

  30. Grab the edge of the motherboard on the front of the PS4. Lift the motherboard until the USB ports clear the PS4 case.
    • Grab the edge of the motherboard on the front of the PS4.

    • Lift the motherboard until the USB ports clear the PS4 case.

  31. Lift the motherboard out from the PS4. Apply a new layer of thermal paste to the processor before installing a motherboard using this guide. Failure to properly install new thermal paste will cause your PS4 to overheat.
    • Lift the motherboard out from the PS4.

    • Apply a new layer of thermal paste to the processor before installing a motherboard using this guide.

    • Failure to properly install new thermal paste will cause your PS4 to overheat.

    • Insert the I/O side of the Motherboard in first, then lower the other side in.

  32. Remove the three 6.2 mm Phillips screws from the lower EMI shield. Remove the three 6.2 mm Phillips screws from the lower EMI shield.
    • Remove the three 6.2 mm Phillips screws from the lower EMI shield.

  33. Lift the lower EMI shield and heatsink straight up out of the PS4. Lift the lower EMI shield and heatsink straight up out of the PS4.
    • Lift the lower EMI shield and heatsink straight up out of the PS4.

  34. Remove the two 6.2 mm Phillips screws from the fan. Remove the two 6.2 mm Phillips screws from the fan.
    • Remove the two 6.2 mm Phillips screws from the fan.

    The screw located to the far left in the picture above is in a different place in my PS4. In mine it is located in the hole at the very top right hand corner of the fan right next the the black plastic post that secures it in place. The other screw is located in the same position as shown above.

    Geoff King - Responder

    Agree. Screw on top left is wrong. That screw is for EMI plate. The right screw is top right.

    Munir Ib - Responder

    Hi Munir, thanks for pointing this out, are you doing this repair on a PS4 Pro or PS4 Slim?

    Sam Omiotek -

  35. Lift the fan straight up out of the PS4 shell. Lift the fan straight up out of the PS4 shell.
    • Lift the fan straight up out of the PS4 shell.

    When installing the new fan, the holes may be slightly out-of-spec. If the fan is not completely seated, I suggest making a minor adjustment to the hole that is off with a Dremel bit. (the ball-like one worked for me). Tried to use a regular drill bit and power drill but couldn’t cut it. Dremel bit had it expanded perfectly in seconds. In my case, the errant hole was the one that fits into a plastic post, closest to the corner and at the bottom of the picture above.

    Donovan Ray - Responder

  36. Use a pair of tweezers to carefully remove the foam padding strip from the fan. Install the foam padding strip to the new fan in the same location. Install the foam padding strip to the new fan in the same location.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to carefully remove the foam padding strip from the fan.

    • Install the foam padding strip to the new fan in the same location.

    what happen if i don’t get all of them on there correctly?

    cutyoffapercy - Responder

    what happen if i don’t get all of them on there right?

    cutyoffapercy - Responder

    The padding strip was too degraded to remove intact. Instead, I purchased a rectangular felt strip from the hardware store. I inked the existing pad and used it as a “stamp” on the peel-away part of the felt pad and cut with scissors. Placed new curved strip onto new fan and trimmed height with X-acto blade.

    Donovan Ray - Responder

  37. Remove the foam padding pieces from the fan. Use a hairdryer or heat gun to soften the adhesive if necessary. Install these on the new fan in the same locations, using the adhesive left behind on the old fan as a reference.
    • Remove the foam padding pieces from the fan.

    • Use a hairdryer or heat gun to soften the adhesive if necessary.

    • Install these on the new fan in the same locations, using the adhesive left behind on the old fan as a reference.

    My original fan did not have any pads to transfer. Used foam weather stripping instead.

    Donovan Ray - Responder

  38. Remove the adhesive strip securing the fan cable. Place the adhesive strip on the new fan, securing the cable in the same location. Place the adhesive strip on the new fan, securing the cable in the same location.
    • Remove the adhesive strip securing the fan cable.

    • Place the adhesive strip on the new fan, securing the cable in the same location.

Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Check out our Answers community for troubleshooting help.

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

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Great guide, but where to buy a fan for the ps4?!

frankeinarhaugen - Responder

Look one ebay, that's where my store gets the majority of out parts from. considering we fix computers.

jonathon saygidia -

Will this guide work with the CUH-1200 model?

Jose Alvizo - Responder

excellent camarade !

Beaux travail !

Attention au principe de peter... Niveaux d'incom.......

je déconne !

P.S. Ne pas se ronger les ongles ca evite les pinces a épiler !

je déconne pas !

Inversement ce pas très esthétique...

Change rien !

Dall - Responder

My PS4 has been overheating so I decided to take it apart and clean it. I cleaned it well but it still over heats the fan will try to start up but cuts back off plz help

Tristen hudson - Responder

Replace the fan ... Yours works intermittently that probably means ut has a bad bearing.

chrisforfacebook1987 -

Does the Model work for the CUH-1116A ????

ITS HD - Responder

Does the fan recommended work for the Model CUH-1116A if not do you know where you can recommend me to get one that's compatiable for it thank you.

ITS HD - Responder

Well, after replacing the fan, triple checking every thing and plugging it back in…. I got nothing. No power at all.

took it all apart three times to make sure all cables, connections and touch sensors were making contact. Still nothing.

With the bad fan in it at least still powered on befor this.

Many help appreciated !

TomJ - Responder

Did you find a solution

tchageman -

Did you find a solution? I’m currently having the same issue!

ketaamarie17 -

This was a great guide! I successfully completed the repair today. Thanks for the comprehensive steps and accompanying photos.

Dylan - Responder

Thank you very much for this repair instructions. I do have one question. At the top of metal plate of the fan are none of the four (I guess) cooling pads shown on the pictures. With which material can I replace them (thickness?)? Thank you in advance.

Marinho - Responder

My power button doesn’t work, but the eject works and the console seems to be running fine when I turn it on with my controller. Any ideas on what I did wrong?

Megan - Responder

I followed the guide with no issues, but when I hooked my ps4 up again and pressed the power button, the console beeped, I got the blue light, but then it turned off. No fan, no screen, nothing.

The power button works, and there is power - otherwise I wouldn’t get a beep.

So I took it apart and reinstalled the old noisy fan. When I put it back together, same result.

Anyone have any ideas what the problem could be?

Derek - Responder

Nice man. Very very so good your guide.

leo.woiciechoski - Responder

Did this repair, fan is better but now my PS4 cuh-1116a won’t read any game discs?! It did beforehand but I did notice there is a bracket on the top of my optical drive? Is it in the wrong way? Could a wire being loose cause this and if so which one? Any help is appreciated thanks.

Charis Smith - Responder

After I replaced the fan and thermal paste and reassembled my ps4, I have NO POWER at all. I have disassembled and reassembled countless times to make sure I didn’t miss something. All wires are correctly placed. Someone please help!

ketaamarie17 - Responder

https://www.easeus.com/resource/how-to-f...

There is also a risk of frying components with static electricity if your were touching all over the motherboard.

Tom Riddle -

Cleaned out the dust and when I put it back together everything worked perfectly, and the stock fan is now silent.

Tom Riddle - Responder

my playstation is now booting in Safe Mode… please help!

Joe Aguirre - Responder

My fan circuit was damaged so i try to power the fan by an external 12V 1.5 amp power supply (your typical adapter 230v-12v)

However when i connect brown wire with +12v and the black one with Minus- , it spins for a couple seconds then stops.

Repeatedly does the same .

So my question is, where is the grey wire for and where do i connect it? Is it a speed regulator? Can i add the grey wire with the plus or the minus?

F.p. - Responder

Great guide. Used it to replace the fan on my PS4 launch edition.

Hernan Trujillo - Responder

I followed this guide step by step, things were going smoothly… after several hours I reach the finish line, I plug it all in get it hooked up, ready to play ,,, bam smoke and sparks come out the back and now its toast. .

jlc1167 - Responder

My PS4 layout does not look like this in step 1? My model is CUH-1215A

Rick Sanchez - Responder

Ps4 turns on but when I load a game the red line appears and it shuts off.

Jarrett Conrey - Responder

I replaced the thermal paste and now it's working great. No more overheating red light. Silent as a fish running full throttle. Thank you so much for making this for us!

Jarrett Conrey - Responder

Thank you! Worked like a charm. The worst part was that it died right before the weekend so I had to wait longer to get the new fan. It was actually a pretty fun repair.

Andy Conklin - Responder

why so much things just to get to the fan?

BrysonDowning998697 - Responder

It is because the EMI shield has to be removed to access the fan screws, unfortunately.

Sam Omiotek -

Thank you. Great guide. I used it to disassemble my PS4 to clean it. Works great!

Benedick Miller - Responder

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