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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the circuit board responsible for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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    • 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.

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    • Remove the single 8.5 mm T10 Security Torx screw from the smart plate.

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    • Pull the smart plate toward the hard drive bay, then lift it off the body of the PS3.

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    • Be sure to keep track of the small metal bracket loosely held in the top cover, if equipped.

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    • Remove the following seven screws:

    • Six 52 mm Phillips screws

    • One 30 mm Phillips screw

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    • 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.

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    • Remove the two 9 mm Phillips screws securing the memory card reader to the chassis.

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    • Lift the memory card reader out of the PS3 enough to access its cable.

    • Flip up the retaining flap on the memory card reader ribbon cable socket.

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

    • Pull the ribbon cable out of its socket.

    • Remove the memory card reader from the PS3.

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    • If necessary, peel the memory card reader ribbon cable off the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth board.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the Wi-Fi antenna connector up from its socket on the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth board.

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    • Use your fingernail to flip up the retaining flap on the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth ribbon cable socket.

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

    • Pull the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth ribbon cable out of its socket.

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    • Remove the four 9 mm Phillips screws securing the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth board to the chassis.

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    • Remove the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth board from the PS3, minding any cables that may get caught.

Conclusion

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

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4 commentaires

Note: Only the first 2 generations of PS3 fats have removable Wifi/BT cards. If you have a third generation fat (VER-100 motherboard or later) the Wifi/BT chips are integrated into the board and thereby NOT removable.

Kevin Kwan - Réponse

does anybody know how many pins there are on the data ribbon / flex cable of the Wifi / Bluetooth board and Card Reader in the 60gb Model? It would be a great help! Thanx

yasien teladia - Réponse

I have a PS3 Slim 2501b can I still use this technique to change my Bluetooth

Kathleen Pereira - Réponse

No you can't

J P -

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