Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken power supply.

  1. Use the tip of a spudger to remove the black rubber screw cover from the side of the PS3.
    • 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.

  2. Remove the single 8.5 mm T10 Security Torx screw from the smart plate.
    • Remove the single 8.5 mm T10 Security Torx screw from the smart plate.

    • Pull the smart plate toward the hard drive bay, then lift it off the body of the PS3.

    • Be sure to keep track of the small metal bracket loosely held in the top cover, if equipped.

    • Remove the following seven screws:

      • Six 52 mm Phillips screws

      • One 30 mm Phillips screw

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

    • Remove the top cover.

    • There is a plastic hook located in a hole on the top back right hand side corner. Carefully push the plastic hook a bit front the rear of the machine with a spudger to release the rear right of the casing.

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

    • 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.

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

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

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

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

    • 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

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

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4 Comments

This is for the 60gb version. As there is no card reader in the 80gb i replaced the power supply in and some of the psu screws were in a slightly different place. But a very good guide.

Craig Taylor - Reply

I have a Ps3 that was bought in America. The power supply is different to ours here in South Africa (Cape Town). A friend who gave me the Ps3 also had an external power supply built so that it can be used here. It's been working for years but now I have that green light thingy going. I've removed the disc that was in it and thought it may have been inserted incorrectly. Now that I have seen your tutorial I will definitely check if it's the power supply or mother board. Thank you.

patrickms - Reply

CAN I HAVE THE MANUAL MY RED LIGHT IS ON ALSO DIRECT ME TO A GOOD PLACE FOR REPAIRS IN ACCRA GHANA EMAIL honmante54@yahoo.com thank you

honmante54 - Reply

why do your consoles have this red light on why do something about it

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