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PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement

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  1. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the stand screw: passo 1, immagine 1 di 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: passo 2, immagine 1 di 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the vertical stand: passo 2, immagine 2 di 2
    • Lift straight up to remove the stand.

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

  4. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Cap the screw hole: passo 4, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Cap the screw hole: passo 4, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Cap the screw hole: passo 4, immagine 3 di 3
    Attrezzo utilizzato in questo passaggio:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
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    • 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: passo 5, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Close the cubby: passo 5, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Close the cubby: passo 5, immagine 3 di 3
    • Twist the stand counterclockwise to close the cubby.

  6. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the horizontal stand: passo 6, immagine 1 di 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the horizontal stand: passo 6, immagine 2 di 2
    • If your PlayStation 5 is in its horizontal orientation, rest it on its face with the charging port facing up.

    • Lift the stand straight up to remove it.

  7. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the right faceplate: passo 7, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the right faceplate: passo 7, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the right faceplate: passo 7, immagine 3 di 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.

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    • 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: passo 9, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Pry up the grille: passo 9, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Pry up the grille: passo 9, immagine 3 di 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: passo 10, immagine 1 di 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the grille: passo 10, immagine 2 di 2
    • Lift the grille away from the case to remove it.

  11. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the fan shroud screws: passo 11, immagine 1 di 1
    Attrezzo utilizzato in questo passaggio:
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    $19.95
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    • Use a TR8 Torx security 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.

  12. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the fan shroud: passo 12, immagine 1 di 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the fan shroud: passo 12, immagine 2 di 2
    • Lift the fan shroud straight up to remove it.

  13. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the wire cover: passo 13, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the wire cover: passo 13, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the wire cover: passo 13, immagine 3 di 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.

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    • Use your fingers to peel off the wire cover.

  15. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Disconnect the fan: passo 15, immagine 1 di 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Disconnect the fan: passo 15, immagine 2 di 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.

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

  17. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the SSD cover: passo 17, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 17 mm-long SSD cover screw.

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    • Use your finger to slide the SSD cover towards the top of the device to unclip it from the case.

    • Remove the SSD cover.

  19. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive wire: passo 19, immagine 1 di 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive wire: passo 19, immagine 2 di 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.

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

  21. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the tamper-evident sticker: passo 21, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the tamper-evident sticker: passo 21, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the tamper-evident sticker: passo 21, immagine 3 di 3
    Attrezzo utilizzato in questo passaggio:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
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    • 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!

  22. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case screws: passo 22, immagine 1 di 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

  23. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case: passo 23, immagine 1 di 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case: passo 23, immagine 2 di 2
    • Lift the case straight up to remove it.

  24. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: passo 24, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: passo 24, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: passo 24, immagine 3 di 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.

  25. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive: passo 25, immagine 1 di 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive: passo 25, immagine 2 di 2
    • Lift the optical drive away from the device to remove it.

  26. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: passo 26, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: passo 26, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the optical drive ribbon cable: passo 26, immagine 3 di 3
    Attrezzo utilizzato in questo passaggio:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Compra
    • 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.

  27. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the power and eject button ribbon cable: passo 27, immagine 1 di 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the power and eject button ribbon cable: passo 27, immagine 2 di 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.

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

  29. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the antenna wires: passo 29, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the antenna wires: passo 29, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the antenna wires: passo 29, immagine 3 di 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.

    • Some board revisions may not have these antenna wires. If your board is missing these connectors, skip this step.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to grip the black or blue 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.

  31. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the white stickers: passo 31, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the white stickers: passo 31, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the white stickers: passo 31, immagine 3 di 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.

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    • Repeat the previous step to peel back the four remaining stickers.

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    • 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.

  34. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the top shield plate screws: passo 34, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the forty-two screws securing the top shield plate:

    • Forty-one 7.3 mm-long screws

    • One 43.2 mm-long screw

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

    • During reassembly, this is a good point to replace any thermal pads on the top of the main board, if necessary. The pads may be stuck to both the top shield plate and the main board.

    • It's important that the replacement pads are the same thickness as the originals, otherwise the foam around the APU may not seal properly.

  36. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Disconnect the USB board: passo 36, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Disconnect the USB board: passo 36, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Disconnect the USB board: passo 36, immagine 3 di 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.

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

  38. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: passo 38, immagine 1 di 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement: passo 38, immagine 2 di 2
    • While lifting up the corner, slide the faceplate towards the bottom of the device.

    • Remove the left faceplate.

  39. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the screws: passo 39, immagine 1 di 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.

  40. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case: passo 40, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case: passo 40, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the case: passo 40, immagine 3 di 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.

    • The front plate may come apart from the plastic case. During reassembly, make sure the front plate is in place before reinserting the motherboard and power supply.

  41. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the middle panel: passo 41, immagine 1 di 2 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the middle panel: passo 41, immagine 2 di 2
    • Lift up to remove the middle panel from the case.

  42. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the screws: passo 42, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the three 6.5 mm-long screws securing the USB board.

  43. PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the USB board: passo 43, immagine 1 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the USB board: passo 43, immagine 2 di 3 PlayStation 5 USB Board Replacement, Remove the USB board: passo 43, immagine 3 di 3
    • Lift the USB board straight up to remove it from the interactive band.

Conclusione

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

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Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our PlayStation 5 Answers community for help.

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