How to Replace PlayStation 4 PS4 Pro Top and Bottom Covers

Are the top or bottom plastic shells broken, cracked, or scuffed? If you want to make your console look new again, this is the guide for you!


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Repair Difficulty: Easy   

Time to complete: 30 Minutes

 The tools and parts that you will need for this repair:

      1. Replacement Top or Bottom Shell
      2. T8 Screwdriver 



1. Remove the top housing

Lift from the center under the topmost ridge in the front of the console until it pops out of the connectors then, move to the corners and lift until you hear a pop. It might be easier to Watch This Part in the video. The cover should be loose and you can carefully slide it forward and off of the console.

Lift from the center

Lift from the corners.


2. Remove the Bottom Shell

There are 3 screws that you will need to remove from the back of the console. One of them is covered by a plastic cover. Remove the cover by pulling it up and away from the back of the console like so. 

Removing the latch door that covers the 3rd screw 


With the cover removed, you can unscrew the 3 black screws at the back of the console. 

Remove the 3 screws on the back of the Playstation


to remove the shell, lift up the left side of the case, then the right side, then the center. It would likely be very helpful to tune into the Video for this part as well. 

Popping up the left side of the top case

Popping up the right side of the top case

Lifting the top case in the center 


3. Re Install the Shells 

Reinstall the bottom plastic piece by setting it on the console a bit towards the front then slide it towards the back of the console while keeping the back part of the plastic elevated from the rest of the console. Once again, it might be helpful to see This Part in the Video

Sliding the bottom cover on from the front of the console to the back


Once the bottom shell is aligned vertically with the top shell, snap it into place until you hear a click on each corner and center of the back. 

Gently squeeze the two parts of the console together until you hear a click from each corner


Reinstall the 3 black screws into the back of the console. 

Reinstalling the 3 black screws at the back of the console


Reinstall the plastic hard drive slot cover on the back of the console. 

Reinstalling the hard drive slot cover at the back of the console 


Reinstall the top shell similarly to the bottom shell except you slide it forwards from the back of the console. After it is aligned, make sure all of the snap lock connectors are secured around the edge of the shell. 

Sliding the top cover into its place 


9. Get back to gaming 🕹 



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