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Follow this guide to replace a faulty cooling fan in a PlayStation 5. You can also follow this guide to remove a dusty or dirty fan to clean it out.

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 Fan Replacement, Remove the stand screw: Schritt 1, Bild 1 von 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 Fan Replacement, Remove the vertical stand: Schritt 2, Bild 1 von 2 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the vertical stand: Schritt 2, Bild 2 von 2
    • Lift straight up to remove the stand.

  3. PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Store the stand screw: Schritt 3, Bild 1 von 2 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Store the stand screw: Schritt 3, Bild 2 von 2
    • Insert the screw into the cubby on the bottom of the stand.

  4. PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Cap the screw hole: Schritt 4, Bild 1 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Cap the screw hole: Schritt 4, Bild 2 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Cap the screw hole: Schritt 4, Bild 3 von 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 Fan Replacement, Close the cubby: Schritt 5, Bild 1 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Close the cubby: Schritt 5, Bild 2 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Close the cubby: Schritt 5, Bild 3 von 3
    • Twist the stand counterclockwise to close the cubby.

  6. PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the horizontal stand: Schritt 6, Bild 1 von 2 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the horizontal stand: Schritt 6, Bild 2 von 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 Fan Replacement, Remove the right faceplate: Schritt 7, Bild 1 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the right faceplate: Schritt 7, Bild 2 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the right faceplate: Schritt 7, Bild 3 von 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 Fan Replacement: Schritt 8, Bild 1 von 2 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement: Schritt 8, Bild 2 von 2
    • While lifting up the corner, slide the faceplate towards the bottom of the device.

    • Remove the right faceplate.

  9. PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Pry up the grille: Schritt 9, Bild 1 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Pry up the grille: Schritt 9, Bild 2 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Pry up the grille: Schritt 9, Bild 3 von 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 Fan Replacement, Remove the grille: Schritt 10, Bild 1 von 2 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the grille: Schritt 10, Bild 2 von 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 Fan Replacement, Remove the fan shroud: Schritt 12, Bild 1 von 2 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the fan shroud: Schritt 12, Bild 2 von 2
    • Lift the fan shroud straight up to remove it.

  12. PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the wire cover: Schritt 13, Bild 1 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the wire cover: Schritt 13, Bild 2 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the wire cover: Schritt 13, Bild 3 von 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 Fan Replacement: Schritt 14, Bild 1 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement: Schritt 14, Bild 2 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement: Schritt 14, Bild 3 von 3
    • Use your fingers to peel off the wire cover.

  14. PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Disconnect the fan: Schritt 15, Bild 1 von 2 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Disconnect the fan: Schritt 15, Bild 2 von 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 Fan Replacement, Remove the fan: Schritt 16, Bild 1 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the fan: Schritt 16, Bild 2 von 3 PlayStation 5 Fan Replacement, Remove the fan: Schritt 16, Bild 3 von 3
    • Lift the fan up and out of the case to remove it.

Abschluss

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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