Sunday, July 03, 2016

How to replace the mother board – Sony PS4 – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the case 
  • How to remove the drive unit
  • How to remove the mother board

Sony PS4

Flip the PS4 upside down on its top.

Remove the four stickers from the back of the PS4.
Removing any of these stickers voids your warranty with Sony.
Remove the four 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws from the back of the PS4.
With the device upside down, lift up on the back side of the device to remove the bottom cover.
Remove the three 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws on the power supply.
Remove the two 4cm Phillips head #1 screws.
Slowly Lift the power supply from the case.
Before completely removing the power supply, disconnect the clip holding the power supply to the motherboard.
Now the power supply can be completely removed.
Disconnect the ribbon wire from the optical drive by pressing down on the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire. This should not require force.
Disconnect the same ribbon wire from the motherboard; making sure you're pressing down on the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire.
Unplug the optical drive cord from the motherboard.
Remove the wifi cord from the motherboard.
Remove the four 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws.
Remove the 5mm Phillips head #1 screw.
Remove the wifi antenna.
Lift the optical drive up and remove it from the system.
Flip the system over and remove the left top panel by pressing it back and lifting up.
Remove the two 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws.
Remove the 5mm Phillips head #1 screw.
Pull out and remove the hard drive from the system.
Lift up on the front of the top cover and slide backwards.Remove the twelve 9mm TR9 Security Torx screws.
Remove the two 9mm Phillips head #1 screws.
Remove the metal support bracket.
Lift up and remove the metal covering.
Disconnect the three wire plug from the motherboard by gently prying upwards and away from the motherboard.
Lift up and remove the motherboard rom the system.
Removing the motherboard separates the original thermal paste between the processor and the heat sink. Before you reassemble your device, reapply a new layer of hermal paste.