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Follow this guide to remove and replace the USB board on a PlayStation 5.

Before you begin, completely power down and unplug all cables from your console. Remember to follow general electrostatic discharge (ESD) safety procedures while repairing the console.

  1. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the stand screw: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • If your PlayStation 5 is in its vertical orientation, flip it upside down so the stand is facing up.

    • If your PlayStation 5 is in its horizontal orientation, skip to Step 6.

    • Work on a flat surface to prevent your PlayStation from falling over.

    • Use a coin or a flathead screwdriver to remove the 26.5 mm-long stand screw.

  2. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the vertical stand: step 2, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the vertical stand: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Lift straight up to remove the stand.

  3. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Store the stand screw: step 3, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Store the stand screw: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the screw into the cubby on the bottom of the stand.

  4. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Cap the screw hole: step 4, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Cap the screw hole: step 4, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Cap the screw hole: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingernail to remove the cap from the cubby.

    • Use your finger to press the cap into the screw hole.

  5. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Close the cubby: step 5, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Close the cubby: step 5, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Close the cubby: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Twist the stand counterclockwise to close the cubby.

  6. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the horizontal stand: step 6, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the horizontal stand: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • If your PlayStation 5 is in its horizontal orientation, rest it on its face with the charing port facing up.

    • Lift the stand straight up to remove it.

  7. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the right faceplate: step 7, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the right faceplate: step 7, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the right faceplate: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Flip the device over so that the USB and ethernet ports are on the left side from your perspective.

    • Lift up the corner of the faceplate to unclip it from the case.

  8. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • While lifting up the corner, slide the faceplate towards the bottom of the device.

    • Remove the right faceplate.

  9. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Pry up the grille: step 9, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Pry up the grille: step 9, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Pry up the grille: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the grille and into the gap above the fan.

    • Lift up with the spudger to pry the grille away from the case.

  10. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the grille: step 10, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the grille: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the grille away from the case to remove it.

    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the four screws securing the fan shroud to the case:

    • Two 23.3 mm-long screws

    • One 11.4 mm-long screw

    • One 31 mm-long screw

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your console.

  11. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the fan shroud: step 12, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the fan shroud: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the fan shroud straight up to remove it.

  12. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the wire cover: step 13, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the wire cover: step 13, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the wire cover: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger beneath the black wire cover and into the gap above the fan wires.

    • Pry only on the wire cover, not on the fan wires themselves.

    • Use the spudger to peel up the wire cover until you can grip it with your fingers.

  13. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers to peel off the wire cover.

  14. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Disconnect the fan: step 15, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Disconnect the fan: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to grip the edges of the fan cable connector, and pull up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Always pull cables by their connectors and not the wires themselves.

  15. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the fan: step 16, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the fan: step 16, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the fan: step 16, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the fan up and out of the case to remove it.

  16. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the SSD cover: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 17 mm-long SSD cover screw.

  17. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 18, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 18, image 3 of 3
    • Use your finger to slide the SSD cover towards the top of the device to unclip it from the case.

    • Remove the SSD cover.

  18. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive wire: step 19, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive wire: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to grip the edges of the optical drive cable connector, and pull up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Always pull cables by their connectors and not the wires themselves.

  19. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 20, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to grip the edges of the optical drive cable connector, and pull up to disconnect it from the optical drive.

  20. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the tamper-evident sticker: step 21, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the tamper-evident sticker: step 21, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the tamper-evident sticker: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the tamper-evident sticker covering the remaining case screw.

    • If your PlayStation 5 hasn't been opened before, this sticker will be completely black. The pattern will appear after you remove it.

    • Technically, these are tamper-evident stickers—but don't worry—Sony can't legally void your warranty, as long as you don't damage anything. Have fun!

  21. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case screws: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the eleven screws securing the case:

    • Six 18.6 mm-long screws

    • Two 23.3 mm-long screws

    • Two 43.2 mm-long screws

    • One 7.3 mm-long screw

  22. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case: step 23, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case: step 23, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the case straight up to remove it.

  23. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: step 24, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: step 24, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: step 24, image 3 of 3
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to press down on the optical drive connector's metal locking tab.

    • With the metal tab depressed, use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the cable from the optical drive.

    • Pull only on the pull tab, not the cable itself.

  24. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive: step 25, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the optical drive away from the device to remove it.

  25. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: step 26, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: step 26, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: step 26, image 3 of 3
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to press down on the optical drive connector's metal locking tab.

    • With the metal tab depressed, use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the cable from the motherboard.

  26. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the power and eject button ribbon cable: step 27, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the power and eject button ribbon cable: step 27, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the power and eject button ribbon cable.

  27. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the LED ribbon cable: step 28, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the LED ribbon cable: step 28, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the blue pull tab directly away from the connector to disconnect the LED ribbon cable.

  28. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the antenna wires: step 29, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the antenna wires: step 29, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the antenna wires: step 29, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers to grip the white Wi-Fi antenna wire at its metal base, as close to the connector as possible.

    • Lift the wire's connector straight up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Repeat for the black Wi-Fi antenna wire.

  29. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 30, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 30, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 30, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers to grip the black power supply antenna wire at its metal base, as close to the connector as possible.

    • Lift the wire's connector straight up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Repeat for the white power supply antenna wire.

  30. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the white stickers: step 31, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the white stickers: step 31, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the white stickers: step 31, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers to peel back the white sticker holding the antenna wires to the top shield plate.

    • Remove the antenna wires from underneath the sticker.

    • Press the white sticker back down onto the top shield plate so it can be reused.

  31. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 32, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 32, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 32, image 3 of 3
    • Repeat the previous step to peel back the four remaining stickers.

  32. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 33, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 33, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 33, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers to peel back the white sticker holding the LED ribbon cable to the heat sink.

    • Remove the LED ribbon cable from underneath the sticker.

    • Press the white sticker back down onto the heat sink so it can be reused.

  33. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the top shield plate screws: step 34, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the forty-one 7.3 mm-long screws securing the top shield plate.

  34. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the top shield plate: step 35, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the top shield plate: step 35, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the top shield plate: step 35, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the top shield plate off of the motherboard to remove it.

  35. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Disconnect the USB board: step 36, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Disconnect the USB board: step 36, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Disconnect the USB board: step 36, image 3 of 3
    • Use your finger to depress the metal locking tab on the USB board cable's board connector.

    • With the metal tab depressed, place the flat end of a spudger against the insulating foam pad on the ribbon cable and pull it directly away from the connector to disconnect it.

  36. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the left faceplate: step 37, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the left faceplate: step 37, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the left faceplate: step 37, image 3 of 3
    • Lift up the corner of the faceplate with the PlayStation logo to unclip it from the case.

  37. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 38, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: step 38, image 2 of 2
    • While lifting up the corner, slide the faceplate towards the bottom of the device.

    • Remove the left faceplate.

  38. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the screws: step 39, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T8 driver to remove the two 29.4 mm-long screws securing the case to the motherboard and heat sink assembly.

  39. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case: step 40, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case: step 40, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case: step 40, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the front edge of the case off of the motherboard and heat sink assembly.

    • With the front edge elevated, push the case back, away from the motherboard and heat sink assembly, to maneuver the charging port out of its slot in the case.

    • Remove the case.

  40. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the middle panel: step 41, image 1 of 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the middle panel: step 41, image 2 of 2
    • Lift up to remove the middle panel from the case.

  41. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the screws: step 42, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the three 6.5 mm-long screws securing the USB board.

  42. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the USB board: step 43, image 1 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the USB board: step 43, image 2 of 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the USB board: step 43, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the USB board straight up to remove it from the interactive band.

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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.
Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our PlayStation 5 Answers community for help.

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