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How to replace PS5 panels and swap out your PS5 faceplates

How to replace PS5 panels
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If you're wondering how to replace PS5 panels on your console then there could be several reasons behind this, with the obvious being to swap out your PS5 faceplates for some new ones, whether they're matte black to get that classic Sony console look or something a little more adventurous. The other reason to do this and get a better look inside your PS5 would be to remove any dust or other debris that could have built up in there, as naturally you want to keep your new-gen console running efficiently and in tip-top condition.

The process to replace PS5 panels is relatively simple when you know what you're doing, but it can still feel rather daunting if you're trying it for the first time with such an expensive piece of equipment. Follow our step by step guide to removing your PS5 faceplates and you should be done in no time, but please ensure you adhere to all of the instructions carefully and remember that any modifications to your console are done entirely at your own risk.

How to replace PS5 panels

The video above gives a complete walkthrough for how to replace PS5 panels, so you can see exactly how the process works in action. However, if you'd prefer a written walkthrough then we have that for you below.

How to replace PS5 panels

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To start with, place your console horizontally with the PS logo away from you, then grasp that corner of the PS5 panel and lift it up around half an inch. Do this gently to avoid damaging the PS5 faceplate, but you will need to be firm to get the required amount of lift. Push the panel downwards (to your left, away from the PS logo) as you do this, and it'll pop off once the clip in the corner is free.

How to replace PS5 panels

(Image credit: Sony / Future)

Next, flip the console over so the rear ports are facing towards you, then repeat the process by lifting the back right corner (directly behind where the PS logo was on the other side) while pushing the PS5 panel to your left until it pops off.

How to replace PS5 panels

(Image credit: Sony / Future)

Now you've removed both PS5 faceplates, you can do what ever cleaning is necessary before putting your console back together. To replace PS5 panels, simply lay them on top of the console with the hooks going into the corresponding holes, then slide the panel up until it clicks securely into place.

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Iain Wilson

Iain is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 225 Platinum pots in his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.