Opening your PS2 requires that you
remove the warranty label. Removal of this label will VOID YOUR WARRANTY
WITH SONY. With that said, below are the directions for opening your slim
ps2. CLICK HERE for SLIM PS2 PARTS.
||Step 1. Pry off the screw covers
with a fingernail or small flat head screwdriver. You will need a
Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the screws underneath. Don't
have one? We sell a set of small screwdrivers to open the slim ps2
for $3.95, free shipping.
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||Step 2. This is a picture of the
slim ps2 with the screw covers pryed and the 6 silver screws removed.
||Step 3. When removing the case,
you MUST lift from the back LEFT as shown in the picture. If you
do not remove it like this, you risk damaging the reset switch inside
the system which is under the area circled in yellow. The part is
almost impossible to find, so be very careful! This is also how
you should replace the case -- being VERY careful with the eject switch.
It is a very fragile part.
||Step 4. Great, now the ps2 is
open. To replace the laser, there are four screws holding it down.
They are silver scews with big heads. You will need the same
Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove them. After you remove them, you
will need to remove:
worm motor cable
3. The hub/motor cable.
2. The laser cable does NOT need to be
removed on this end, although, some people may find it easier to do so.
Bear in mind, the laser cable is adhered to the motherboard by some
sticky substance. If you do remove it, you must make sure it is
stuck back down properly so that it does not get in the way of the laser
movement, thereby becoming damaged.
||Step 5. This is how, personally, I
remove the laser. It takes a little maneuvering to slip the laser
cable into the laser like this, but after you've done a few hundred, you
get used to it :-) ... the brown clip on the laser pries open so you can
slide the laser cable inside then close it back. It's a bit
tricky.. some may find it easier to just remove the laser cable from the
motherboard, plug it into the laser, then back into the motherboard...
but again, if you do this, MAKE SURE you adhere the cable back to the
And that's it! To put the laser back in and
replace the PS2 top, just follow the directions in reverse order.
Again, when replacing the top of the PS2, pay close
attention to the eject switch on the inside. Make sure it is properly
seated before you put the top of the case back on. Make sure you put the
top of the case on by the eject button corner first!!!! If you break this
switch, your slim PS2 is no good anymore because it is a very rare, hard to find
If you do not feel comfortable doing the repair
yourself after reading this, DON'T. We provide most PS2 repairs on the
slim model for $59.95 and less, that includes parts, labor, and shipping.
If you've opened the PS2, the repair costs may be higher if anything inside was
damaged. CLICK HERE FOR A REPAIR ESTIMATE.
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