iFixit has released a dismantling of the PlayStation 5 and its DualSense controller, which is more detailed than Sony’s dismantling earlier this year. The repair company found that the PS5 game console has a lot of screws to hold it together, and there is a strange trap for replacing the optical drive.
The disassembly revealed that the optical drive has a software lock shielding function . Although the physical replacement is easy, any replacements that are installed cannot read the disk, so if the optical drive fails, you have to send it to Sony.
However, for users of the digital version, it will be easy to add an additional SSD when the game console is later supported: just untie a single-sided panel and remove a screw.
The disassembly also provides the internal situation of the power supply that Sony has not shown us before (above). The PS5 power supply has only 350W power, and the use power under load is only 200 watts.
In addition, the SSD main control chip shows that it is the standard of Sony Interactive Entertainment, model CXD90062GG, which is most likely self-developed. In contrast, Microsoft Xbox Series X uses the SanDisk solution.
As for the DualSense handle, iFixit found that its battery is relatively easy to replace and has a large capacity of 5.7Wh, while the battery pack of the DualShock 4 is 3.7Wh. The disassembly also showed the spiral drive that powers the adaptive trigger.
IT Home understands that in the end, iFixit believes that the PS5 is very easy to repair, with a total score of 7 (a total of 10 points, the higher the score, the easier it is to repair) .