crwdns2894164:0crwdne2894164:0

crwdns2915892:0crwdne2915892:0

Use this guide to replace your PlayStation 3's AC inlet.

  1. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement, Smart Plate: step 1, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement, Smart Plate: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • 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. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 8.5 mm T10 Security Torx screw from the smart plate.

  3. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the smart plate toward the hard drive bay, then lift it off the body of the PS3.

  4. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Be sure to keep track of the small metal bracket loosely held in the top cover, if equipped.

  5. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement, Top Cover: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following seven screws:

    • Six 52 mm Phillips screws

    • One 30 mm Phillips screw

  6. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  7. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement, Blu-ray Disc Drive: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the Blu-ray power cable from the motherboard.

    • Pull the connector straight up and out of its socket.

  8. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the Blu-ray drive from the edge nearest the power supply and rotate it away from the chassis enough to access its ribbon cable.

  9. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingernail to flip up the retaining flap on the Blu-ray 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 Blu-ray drive from the PS3.

    • If replacing the Blu-ray drive, transfer the power cable to your new drive.

  10. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement, Motherboard Assembly: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the control board ribbon cable straight up and out of its socket on the motherboard.

  11. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 12 mm Phillips screws securing the control board to the lower case.

    • Remove the control board and its attached cable from the PS3.

  12. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following eight screws securing the motherboard assembly to the lower case:

    • Seven 12 mm Phillips screws (ph2)

    • One 30 mm Phillips screw

  13. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the control board bracket.

  14. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive bay cover away from the lower case.

    • Remove the hard drive bay cover.

  15. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the motherboard assembly out of the lower case.

  16. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement, AC Inlet: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 7.7 mm Phillips screw securing the ground strap to the chassis.

  17. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Pull 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.

  18. PlayStation 3 AC Inlet Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the AC inlet out from the bottom of the rear cover, minding any of its cables that may get caught.

crwdns2915888:0crwdne2915888:0

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

crwdns2878426:023crwdne2878426:0

Walter Galan

678,570 crwdns2915208:0crwdne2915208:0

crwdns2886889:01,203crwdne2886889:0

crwdns2917036:00crwdne2917036:0

crwdns2917038:0crwdne2917038:0

crwdns2894754:0crwdne2894754:0:

crwdns2894766:024crwdne2894766:0 2

crwdns2894768:07crwdne2894768:0 26

crwdns2894768:030crwdne2894768:0 85

crwdns2894770:0crwdne2894770:0 32,714