How to Remove and Attach Covers for Your PS5 Console

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The PlayStation 5 (PS5) console, developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment, is a popular gaming console that offers an immersive gaming experience. One of the unique features of the PS5 is its removable side panels or covers. This article will guide you through the process of removing and attaching the covers of your PS5 console.


Safety Precautions

Before you start, ensure that the PS5 console is turned off and unplugged from the power source to prevent any electrical mishaps. Also, make sure your hands are clean and dry to avoid damaging the console.

Removing the Covers

Step 1: Position the Console

Place the PS5 console on a flat, stable surface with the PS logo facing upwards. If you have the disc version, ensure the disc drive is on the left side.

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Step 2: Remove the Base

If your console is attached to the base, you’ll need to remove it first. Unscrew the base from the bottom and keep the screw in a safe place.

Step 3: Remove the Left Cover

Hold the top left corner and the bottom right corner of the console. Gently lift the top corner upwards while pulling the bottom corner towards you. The cover should pop off easily.

Step 4: Remove the Right Cover

For the right cover, hold the top right corner and the bottom left corner. Lift the top corner upwards and pull the bottom corner towards you.

Attaching the Covers

Step 1: Attach the Left Cover

Align the hooks of the left cover with the slots on the console. Push the top corner in while pressing the bottom corner until the cover clicks into place.

Step 2: Attach the Right Cover

Similarly, align the hooks of the right cover with the slots on the console. Push the top corner in while pressing the bottom corner until it clicks into place.

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Step 3: Attach the Base

Finally, reattach the base to the console using the screw you kept aside.


Removing and attaching the covers of your PS5 console is a straightforward process if done with care. It allows you to clean your console or customize it with different colored panels. Always remember to handle your console with care to avoid any damage.

Please note that opening the PS5 console beyond the removable covers can void your warranty. If your console needs more extensive repairs or cleaning, it’s recommended to contact Sony’s customer service or a professional repair service.

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