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Use this guide to replace a broken control board.

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

  3. PlayStation 3 Control Board Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 3 Control Board Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 3 Control Board 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 Control Board 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 Control Board 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 Control Board 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 Control Board Replacement, Control Board: step 7, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 3 Control Board Replacement, Control Board: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingernail to flip up the retaining flap on the control board ribbon cable socket.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

    • Pull the control board ribbon cable out of its socket.

  8. PlayStation 3 Control Board Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 12 mm Phillips screws securing the control board to the lower case.

  9. PlayStation 3 Control Board Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the control board from the lower case.

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

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I don't have the same ps3 as in the tutorial and my control board is broken. What can i do now?

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Could anyone tell me if they would have the connection pin of this board, as I would like to fit it into a motherboard.

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