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Use this guide to replace your power supply.

  1. PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement, Top Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

    Don’t even need to bother with the sticker anymore since SONY does not care what you do with them anymore.

    Travis Wheeler - Ответить

  2. PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a metal spudger to pry up the seven screw covers around the edge of the lower case.

  3. PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the seven 37 mm Phillips screws securing the top cover to the lower case.

  4. PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 13.3 mm T8 security Torx screws beneath the Blu-ray drive opening. (Some models may only have three screws)

    Its 4 screws beneath the blu-ray

    Manuel - Ответить

    Remove the four 13.3 mm T8 security Torx screws beneath the Blu-ray drive opening.

    Daniel Tlapa - Ответить

    Can we edit this to say 4 screws?

    revanantwraith - Ответить

    I made the change from three to four screws, but you're able to edit the guides as well. If you want to edit something, you can click the Edit link on the right side of any guide step, or the Edit link at the top right of the page (sandwiched in-between View and History).

    Taylor Arnicar -

    Do you guys have a guide for the PS3 Slim Model 3001A. The fan is different than this model.

    emknight04 - Ответить

    3001a is basically same motherboard but cheaper plastic bd drive other than that its exactly the same until you get to the new slim line

    Robert -

    Anyone know an online retailer with a competitive price for the replacement fan?

    Jared - Ответить

    My PS3 had only three Torx screws. Having four in the diagram was initially confusing. Obviously they made a mid-stream change at some point (mine is several years old now).

    corygbooker - Ответить

    I've accidentally removed the ribbon cable from the blu-Ray drive and can not seem to figure out how to reconnect it. Can anyone help?

    OneIfByLand - Ответить

    Take the top off the drive, connect the ribbon to the motherboard then replace the drive sliding the ribbon through the slot on the bottom of the drive and reconnect to the laser.

    KcXbox Repair -

    pls help i have to tear down my ps3 slim but the 4 srews are very hard to take it out because there is a needle in the middle pls hep

    Vincent Brabandt - Ответить

    If the screw has a pin in the center, that means it is a security Torx meant to prevent tampering. To remove this screw, follow the guide I have linked below...


    Telpack - Ответить

    How do u buy the screw driver for these screws

    mistergalacta hoggy - Ответить

    Online at the usual suspects?

    Or some hobby stores or places that sell tools will sometimes carry these.

    revanantwraith -

    Anyone else's screws for this step need the T7 bit instead of T8?

    Michael J Cotton - Ответить

  5. PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the top cover from its rear edge and rotate it toward the front of the PS3.

    • Lift the top cover off the PS3.

    I just want to open the top cover to clean the fan. Do I need to unscrew the four security screws?

    Aryan - Ответить

  6. PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement, Power Supply: step 6, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement, Power Supply: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Squeeze the AC inlet connector's locking mechanism and pull straight up to disconnect it from the power supply.

  7. PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the DC-Out cables straight up to lift their connector up and out of its socket on the power supply.

    Those two screws are tight down there what do you recommend I use?

    Megan bronner - Ответить

  8. PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 7.6 mm Phillips screws securing the power supply to the lower case.

    Question: if a screw doesn't come out, what do you recommend, without potentially damaging the system, inside and out?

    kramiz2488 - Ответить

    It seems these can be quite tight, but they did come loose with someextra force in my case. They did that thing where it makes cracking sounds, but nothing really breaks. They're just really tight in there. - I just wouldn't recommend taking these out too often.

    Michael Hendriks - Ответить

    The screwdrivers on the guide didn't work mine just don't come out any tips model is slim CECH 2001A

    Step 8

    Jose Arrieta - Ответить

    These screws work as a ground pass through between the motherboard shields and the power supply. My cousin took his PS3 to a repair shop to replace the power supply, they didn’t put the screws back in after that and the PS was shutting down suddenly (no light green or red), put a couple of new screws and it’s being working fine since

    Mauricio González - Ответить

  9. PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the power supply upward from its left edge as viewed from the front of the PS3.

  10. PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 3 Slim Power Supply Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

    It seems it kind of ends for me here. I can only lift the left side about an inch and then the right side stays down like it’s stuck to something underneath. It feels like I’m bending something. Could something have melted underneath?… It's really stuck, I can't get it to come loose. And I can't see much shining a light into it either. - Any tips?…

    Michael Hendriks - Ответить

    Did you undo the screws?

    Phoenix Jameson -

    I had the same issue but was able to get it off. The right side (as per the above picture) has two long column like sections that actually goes into the machine. Took me a bit of wiggling and some brute force.

    Ivan Amaro - Ответить

    You just lift the whole power supply up. There’s no need to start from the left? Is it possible to bend the two metal posts if lifting from the left?

    Ken - Ответить

    Needs medium flat screw driver as wedge to help to lift the power supply in the right side or exert more force in your right arm provided the front of PS3 is at your front.

    Dasol - Ответить

    Um, I translated the guide from French to English and the name of the guide was “Food” and the description said “This guide shows you how to replace your diet” The translation is incorrect just to let you know!

    Liam Kandell - Ответить

    Hi! Thanks for you attention! But no worries, the French word “alimentation” means power, food or diet depending the context.

    Claire Miesch -


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

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Комментариев: 11

Hello, my question is I have an american ps3 which works on 110 volts and I'm in europe where they use 220volts so if I plug my ps3 without any converters will it burn or will it wor? Because I have a laptop and it works fine will my ps3 work like that aswell?

Remigijus Untulis - Ответить

Perhaps, you should check the model of your PS3 and verify online. I have the CECH-2501B model (110v) but I use it in Nigeria (220v).


Need help with console or trouble shooting the problem I am in the repair and purchased used or damage consoles even get it In way I can be able to talk to people who is looking for trouble shooting on phone or email or u to choose. But any console or device I am interested in buying it so I have it on hand I have seen people pay way more 4 the part. Wene it is sometimes. New or used Console r cheaper to get the whole different devices then part for the console

Jason Ellis -

More to my comment I can be able to talk or text or email. SO you can do it yourself and it's not to bad to diy and your up to run the console after u fixed it. Do I you self. (Diy) even if people walk through it step 4 step.

Jason Ellis -

I have a PS3 Slim (CECH-3004B)

Can I install any PSU what is made for PS3 slim?

Or I should make a research what kind of PSU can be installed into my model (CECH-3004B) ?

Thank you for your help in advance ^^

Jani - Ответить

My ps3 2501A was dropped while moving now it wont show up o the screen or turn off .. What can it be ?

Wendy Hernandez - Ответить

Hello i was moving and my ps3 slim 2501A was dropped now it wont show up on the screen nor will it connect on hdmi or usb or anythig and it wont turn off alone what can it be?

Wendy Hernandez - Ответить

i have a ps3 i bought it from the uk and i am in the usa the ps3 is 220 ait wont stay one what should i do, should i buy a 110-220 power supply

kenny jean - Ответить

My PS3 cech 2001a has quit powering on after I opened it to retrieve a stuck game disk what should I do now

jaiden Knight - Ответить

When I press the power button, the device turns on and turns off and the 5V disappears on my ps3 slim

aymn bek - Ответить

Not sure if this is where I should post this, I have a ps3 it turns on and the light goes green for 10 seconds and then it just shuts down. Not sure whats wrong with it any help would be great.

Joao Barroqueiro - Ответить

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