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This guide will show the steps necessary to replace the heat pipe in the PS4 Pro. This process involves warranty-voiding disassembly and many steps. The heat pipe is located halfway between the top and bottom of the PS4 Pro, and thus requires components from both sides to be removed in order to replace.

  1. PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement, Hard Drive Caddy: step 1, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement, Hard Drive Caddy: step 1, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement, Hard Drive Caddy: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Flip the console upside down.

    • Use your finger to pull and snap off the plastic cover over the hard drive.

    DON’T FORGET TO HAVE THERMAL PASTE HANDY! It should be added to the “Tools Required” Section. You will NEED it!

    Jaquell Chandler - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    What if thermal paste is not applied again when remounting ? Will the playstation start and work anyway or not ?

    Vincent Bee - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    It will start and run normally until you put it under load. Then it will heat up and thermal throttle or it can overheat and destroy itself.

    Jeremy Ivey -

    I posted this down in another step too, but: if you have a very early North American PS4 Pro, with the exact optical drive shown here - the key way to tell is the very long data cable that’s folded a couple of times, see pictures in later steps - then the replacement drive iFixit offers WILL NOT WORK IN YOUR MACHINE. It has to be a very early model, apparently, but the model number isn’t enough to tell you.

    Even if you swap the too-short cables in their replacement with the longer cables on your drive, it still will not work. At all. It’ll just sit there like the drive isn’t even getting power.

    So if you do have this drive, what you probably need to do is get a replacement KES-496A Optical Pickup Assembly and replace that within your existing drive. That’s what I had to do after two different replacement drives sent by iFixit failed to work in my system. It worked immediately and I’m back online.

    The optical pickup replacement is awfully fiddly, and adds a solid 20 minutes to the repair easily. But it does work.

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  2. PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips #0 Screwdriver to remove the single screw securing the hard drive caddy.

    • Pull the hard drive caddy straight out.

  3. PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement, Power Supply Assembly: step 3, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement, Power Supply Assembly: step 3, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement, Power Supply Assembly: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Flip the console right side up.

    • Grip the two corners located at the front of the device.

    • Pull upwards until a loud click is heard.

    • This may require a lot of force, so do not be afraid to get a little rough with your console.

    • After both corners detach, slide the cover backwards and lift off.

    %#*@. I thought I was gonna break the thing. You really do have to give it some elbow grease.

    Addison Francisco - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    there were also some screws that needed to come out before popping it off. Might have been a different version im working on. there were three screws attached to the console that I had to remove before popping off the top.

    Ricky Arias - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    The 7215B has one TR8 security Torx behind the center “void” sticker.

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  4. PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Use a T8 Torx Security screwdriver to remove five screws from the rear of the device.

    • Two 31mm screws.

    • Three 10mm screws for the 7000 models; Two gray 10mm screws (upper and lower screws on the illustration) if the PS4 Pro is a 7100-series model.

    • Remove the metal plate by pulling it up.

    I copy the comment written by Jason at the end of this guide, because it’s better to have it here:

    This guide is for the initial release CUH-7000 models. Of note is the changes to the CUH-7100 series that do make this guide an issue. Steps 4 and 5 have a different items to note. You can damage it following this guide if you don’t adjust. There no longer 3 security screws for the case, but just one. This single screw is still covered by a warranty sticker, but the second one is a blank sticker and no screw behind it. There is also no 10mm screw in the center power supply in Step 4, it’s a support post. You still remove the 4 other screws, but you must then flip the console over and remove a T8 screw to the right on the HDD cage and another closer to the right side. You can then flip the console over again to remove the battery and plug it. Just remove all the metal plate screws to be sure, but make sure you hold the board when you flip it again or you will bend the battery prongs like I found out the hard way.

    kautame - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Oh! That explains why I stripped the middle screw. What’s a support post?

    Philippe Morin -

    Had to use TR8 instead of 10mm here.

    Addison Francisco - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    After I popped the top off, I got 4 out of 5 screws out. The 5 th screw for some reason, was a little bit bigger, therefore, I could not take out that screw so I could clean the heatsink and fan.

    Dixie Dawg - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Me too it’s not like another screw it’s have black and I can’t remove if you know pls tell me how i do bro ???

    Montri Meka -

    I stripped the %#*@ screw in the middle. (orange highlighting) It’s a black head and the T8 Torx Security head doesn’t work! I have a CUH-7115B. I think it’s a regular T8 or some kind of Hex head. ? I don’t know what to do now!! :(

    Philippe Morin - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    As mentioned above, this guide is for the old models. 7215B: There 4 TR8 screws (2 long, 2 short) holding the plate. The middle is a support post.

    cylentstorm - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  5. PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Flip the console over so the bottom is facing up.

    • Use a T8 Torx Security screwdriver to remove the three black 7mm screws in the back panel. (7000-series models only); or one 7mm screw (the middle one) with 7100-series models and the warranty sticker to the left.

    • Remove the bottom cover in the same way as the top cover. Grip the cover on both sides and pull up until it clicks. Then slide the cover off; With 7100-series models, pay attention to the two clips that replace the corresponding screws.

    Adding to this, the screws are not visible unless you remove the warranty stickers!

    George Diaz - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Also, the plastic on the back of the cover is prone to cracking. Be careful and undo snaps across the whole back of the panel gently!

    Nick Podrebarac - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Vielen vielen Dank. Endlich ist der jumbojet gelandet #fan

    Christian Radke - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    7215B has 1 TR8 screw beneath a sticker between the optical and USB ports, and two clips (1 next to the HDD slot and 1 beneath a sticker near the power port.)

    cylentstorm - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  6. PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Use a T8 Torx security screwdriver to remove the eleven 10mm silver screws from the metal plate.

    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the eleven 4mm black screws from the metal plate.

    • 7200-series models have 13 additional 4mm screws around the top and right of the metal plate. These screws are are indicated with a triangle. This may apply to other models.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the three antenna cables (two black and one white) by prying them straight up from their sockets.

    Noted during my replacement that the PS4 Pro appears to have additional #0 Phillips Head screws in Step 6 required to remove the metal plate from the motherboard and that the metal “X” plate in Step 11 appears to be included now in this overall metal cover for the motherboard, no longer separate, which accounts for the additional screws.

    David Carlsen - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Original pro here. Had 12 torx

    Skyler Cook - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    cuh0-7216b have more philips #1 screws on metal plate on right, +13 screws :)

    Papolo0 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    (PS4 Pro) Bei mir ebenfalls 11 T8 Torx, von denen 3 Sicherheitstorx waren.

    Rebecca Dorsch - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    My PS4 Pro 7115 has additional sets of #0 Phillips screws on the plate. 10x in the primary processor space (blank plate area of the graphic here), 2x over the fan, and 1x on the outside edge to clamp down on the primary processor area. Model CUH-7115B

    r0flm4k3r - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  7. PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Pull the white fan connector straight out of the yellow mount on the motherboard.

  8. PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Pull out the five small, blue low profile cables connected to the metal plate.

    • Lift the retaining flap on the ZIF connector of the large ribbon cable.

    • Pull the large ribbon cable from its socket.

    • Do not pull on the biggest blue cable without lifting the tab first. Doing so can damage the connection.

    What the cable in the up left corner is for? I broke it and i’d like to know at what is it connected?

    Thanks

    Enrico Pensalfine - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    The blue ribbon cables aren’t connected to the metal plate. The plate can be safely removed beforehand. The only thing one should do prior to its removal is de route the antenna cables for the WNIC.

    Robert - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  9. PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Pull up and remove the metal plate.

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    • Flip the console over to continue working on the top side.

    • Pull up on the power supply unit and set it on the console.

    • Be careful not to pull too far, the assembly is still connected at one point.

    • Grip the connector behind the power supply and pull straight out.

    Why do I have to remove the PSU here? I do not see the necessity judging by the following steps.

    Alexander Bla - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    This comes in handy when removing the entire motherboard which is necessary when cleaning the heat sink.

    George Diaz -

    Bonjour, Que se soit le connecteur du bloc comme celui sur la partie ps4 , il est difficile à retirer ce câblage… peut-on tirer sans risque réellement ?

    Brezu Sama - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    IMPORTANT: The connector on the motherboard is very sensitive. I’d recommend using pliers to put pressure down on the connector while slowly jerking the cable out of the socket to avoid serious damage to the connector and/or motherboard that could render the PSU connection useless and require advanced soldering / rewiring.

    Daniel Larusso - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    This!

    Connector was quite tight in PSU side and I ended pulling connector from motherboard resulting me getting PS5 for Christmas.

    tero -

    Also der stecke lässt sich nicht entfernen

    Slime - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Der Stecker am Netzteil (letzter Schritt) erscheint mir ungewöhnlich fest, und lässt sich ohne weiteres nicht entfernen. Besteht die Möglichkeit, dass dieser neuerdings verklebt ist oder dergleichen? :-/

    Rebecca Dorsch - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Das würde mich auch interessieren. Ich habe den Stecker weder vom Mainboartd noch von der PSU abbekommen. Leider habe ich den Stecker dann abgerissen - aber er hat sich auf keiner Seite abziehen lassen.

    Tobias August -

  11. PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement, Motherboard: step 11, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement, Motherboard: step 11, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Heat Pipe Replacement, Motherboard: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • If you are working on the 7200-series model, this metal plate will have been already removed as part of the removing the larger motherboard plate. You may skip this step if this is the case.

    • Carefully flip the console over so the bottom is facing up.

    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the eight 4mm screws on the metal plate with the X-like symbol.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the metal plate with the X-like shape.

    My PS4 Pro 7115, this and more is integrated with the main plate, as noted above, plus there are 10 in this area (not 8), along with 2 over the fan and 1 to the edge of this area. Model CUH-7115B

    r0flm4k3r - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 13mm screws on the X-shaped metal plate underneath.

    • For 7200-series models this is instead a S-shaped metal plate with 2 screws.

    • Grip the X-shaped retaining bracket and lift straight up.

    Mine had an S shape with two screws.

    Christopher - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Depending on the series it will have either a S or X shape bracket

    Jeremy Ivey -

    My PS4 Pro 7115 has an S-shaped bracket with 2 screws. Model CUH-7115B

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    • Grip the edge of the motherboard and slowly lift upwards to remove it from the device.

    • For reassembly, use this guide to reapply thermal paste between the motherboard and the metal plate underneath.

    Does anybody know the name of the white detail from the first screenshot step #13? (Plastic with square metal inside). I broke it by accident during dissembling and want to find replacement for it, but can’t find it anywhere.

    serjgord - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I can read F2-4 >POM< on the plastic piece but i guess thisis a radiator/thermal dissipator support. HTH

    Vincent Bee -

    Won't you also need a paired optical drive to replace the motherboard? My ps4 got broken some weeks ago and I've found out that I need to replace the motherboard for it to work again, but I keep seeing that you also need a paired optical drive. Is this true? My ps4 pro is a CUH-7216B if that helps

    Jekabs Freimanis - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    A warning should be before this step that this step detaches from the primary heat sync. The required tools should list the replacement thermal paste at the beginning, not after the step is already to have been completed.

    r0flm4k3r - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the two 6 mm silver screws from the metal plate.

    Where to get the pink stuff from?

    Dark Flo - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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    • Lift the metal plate that is connected to the heat pipe straight up to remove it.

    The second screw is at the right bottom side !!

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

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Ist es schlimm, wenn man die 2 schrauben von schritt 14 vergessen hat zum verschrauben?

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Can anyone explain what are those 5 blocks near heatsink as mine are broken when I open it 2 blocks have converted into dust plz help

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