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Use this guide to remove the plastic top cover.

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  1. PlayStation 3 Slim Top Cover 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.

  2. PlayStation 3 Slim Top Cover Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 3 Slim Top Cover 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 Top Cover 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 Top Cover 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)

  5. PlayStation 3 Slim Top Cover Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 3 Slim Top Cover 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.

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

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