May 27, 2023
How To Remove the Cover on a PS5
By Aaron DonaldAaron Donald Author Aaron Donald is a passionate technology writer with a distinct emphasis on gaming and electronic gadgets. His extensive knowledge of gaming hardware and keen eye for
By Aaron DonaldAaron Donald Author Aaron Donald is a passionate technology writer with a distinct emphasis on gaming and electronic gadgets. His extensive knowledge of gaming hardware and keen eye for technical details equip him to provide thorough, in-depth how tos and reviews of the latest gaming gear and games. Read more• Edited by Evan GowerEvan Gower Editor With over a decade of experience in digital publishing. Evan leads our team with a keen eye for emerging tech trends. Read moreDecember 16, 2022
Sony PlayStation consoles have come a long way since the days of the PS One. They’re not bulky, heavy, or weird-looking. Today’s next-gen consoles are sleek, have great ventilation, superior processing power, and are even customizable.
Thanks to Sony’s new policies regarding seals and warranties, users can remove the covers to work, clean, or personalize their consoles. However, for some users, it may not be as easy as it looks.
Tugging too hard or applying too much pressure on the faceplates can damage them. The following guides will show you how to remove a PS5 cover without effort or voiding the warranty.
Identifying the top cover on a PS5 console is easy. It’s the cover that features the PlayStation engraved logo. The logo also serves as an indicator when removing and installing console covers.
Here are the steps you must follow:
The bottom cover of the PS5 doesn’t have a logo. But removing or installing is equally straightforward if you follow the correct steps.
The PS5 has a sleek curved design. But some prefer more premium quality covers or an alternative to the basic white. Consequently, more players are customizing their consoles with new covers and colors to match their gaming setups.
Likewise, PS5 covers can be damaged by dust particles, fall damage, etc. If you’re not careful, you may have to replace busted covers to restore the console’s aesthetics and protect its internal components.
But another reason for learning to remove covers is to access the disk. Now and then, a disk might get stuck inside your PS5. It’s stressful, especially when rebooting the console doesn’t fix the issue.
Whether it’s a disk or another object stuck, you won’t always need a professional PS5 technician to fix the problem.
The best thing about the PS5 covers is their simplistic design. Accessing the disk is easy if you remove the bottom cover. Here’s how to go about the process:
You won’t need more than a Phillips PH1 head screwdriver to complete this process. However, exercising patience and using a soft touch when exposing and handling the disk is essential. Forcing a stuck disk can quickly break it, making a professional intervention mandatory.
Interestingly, removing the cover and turning the screw won’t void the warranty on your PS5. That said, other disassembling could void the warranty. Thus, if you can’t remove a stuck disk using this method, it’s best to send the console in for repair.
You’ll need a few things to clean a PS5 console of dust, animal hair, and other particles.
The PS5 console has a dust collector under the top cover. Therefore, that’s the most important part of the system to clean. Here are the necessary steps:
Following this cover removal and cleaning process is ideal if you don’t want to void the warranty. You can do a much deeper cleaning by taking the system apart and removing the covers from the SSD and disk drive, but that will void the warranty.
Naturally, you’ll want to clean both sides of the PS5 to ensure no dust particles remain. This is how to clean the other side of the console:
If you want to personalize your PS5’s appearance or replace damaged covers, the process takes seconds.
Here’s what you need to do for the top cover:
If you want to replace both covers, flip the PS5 around and repeat the following steps:
Removing and customizing PS5 top and bottom covers or faceplates won’t void the warranty. Thus, it’s easy to remove stuck disks and clean the system to minimize wear and ensure proper cooling. However, removing additional covers or rendering the serial number and seal unreadable will void the warranty.
A standard Phillips PH1 head screwdriver is enough to troubleshoot your PS5 console without voiding the warranty. But you may need a T9 Torx security screwdriver and a PH00 Philips screwdriver for other applications. These two tools work on PS4 and PS5 consoles and controllers.
Sony claims horizontal and vertical placements are equally efficient for PS5 gaming consoles. However, the best position is always the one that allows maximum airflow. Keeping the console off the floor is preferred to minimize dust and animal hair collection.
You can find PS5 covers on various online marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon, etc. Naturally, you can also find them in the accessories section on the official PlayStation store. Buying from third-party vendors might be an excellent idea if you want something flashy or a unique design.
Before the newer PlayStation models came out, users couldn’t customize their gaming consoles like PC users could. And although we’re still far from advanced personalization, the removable covers are a great starting point.
You can take a damaged cover and give it a makeover or install cool new Sony faceplates with interesting graphics and colors. Better yet, you get unrestricted access to the system enabling you to clean it thoroughly and regularly. This should help minimize the wear and promote proper airflow through the system.
Have you removed the PS5 covers for a custom job or cleaning? Did you encounter issues or find the process as easy as advertised? Let us know in the comments section below.
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