Find out how to remove the hard disk on your PS3 system. Replacement hard disks You can use hard disks of the following types with the PS3 system: Size: 2.5 inch (internal type) * Interface format: Serial ATA ** * Proper operation is not guaranteed for all models. ** Parallel ATA is not supported. 1. Press the power button to turn off the system. The power indicator turns solid red and the system enters standby mode. 2. Unplug the AC power cord, and then disconnect the other cables from the system. For safety reasons, remove the plug for the power cord from the electrical outlet, and then detach the other cables. 3. Place the system upside down on a soft, dry cloth, and then open the screw cover. Use the notch (1) located above the screw cover to slightly pull up the cover. Then rotate (2) the cover as shown in the diagram. If the cover is hard to pull up, insert a tool such as a flathead screwdriver in the notch and gently pull the cover up. 4. Remove the screw that fastens the hard disk in place, and then remove the hdd bay cover. 1. HDD bay cover. 2. Remove the blue screw with an appropriate crosshead screwdriver. 3. Slide the HDD bay cover to the left, and then remove the cover. 5. Remove the hard disk. Pull the handle upwards, and then pull out the hard disk from the system. 6. Using a crosshead screwdriver, remove the screws (4 places). 7. Hold the hard disk by the edges, and then turn it over. Grasp firmly by the opening on either side to prevent slipping. 8. Remove the hard disk from the metal frame. 9. Place the replacement hard disk on the metal frame for the PS3 system's hard disk, and then attach using the screws (4 places). Do not overtighten the screws. 10. Install the hard disk in the system. Refer to the instructions in the guide "Remove the hard disk" and follow the steps in reverse order when installing. Be sure to fully insert the hard disk in the HDD bay. 11. Reinstall the system software. After the hard disk has been replaced, the system software must be reinstalled. Note: The hard disk is a sensitive piece of equipment and should be handled with care at all times. To help prevent software or data loss or corruption, or damage to the hard disk, carefully follow the precautions listed below. Do not throw or drop the system or hard disk, or otherwise expose either device to strong vibrations or strong physical impact. Do not allow liquid or small particles to get into the system or hard disk. Do not touch the connectors or insert foreign objects into the connectors. Do not place the system or hard disk close to magnetic fields such as those produced by magnets or loudspeakers. Also, do not place devices that may be sensitive to magnetic forces (such as a wrist watch or a credit card) near the hard disk. Do not put heavy objects on the hard disk. When handling the hard disk, hold it only by the edges or metal frame. The hard disk is sensitive to static electricity. Ensure that proper handling methods are used when installing the hard disk. Store in a cool, dry location. Images may vary depending on the model or the software version in use. If you lose the HDD bay cover, screw cover, screws or the metal frame, contact your local Customer Service helpline for availability of replacement parts. Images may vary depending on the model or the software version in use.