iFixit has it Released disassembled for PlayStation 5 And its DualSense controller – it goes into more detail than Which Sony did earlier this year. The hardware repair company discovered that the console had too many screws holding it together, and that there was a strange problem replacing the optical drive.
It turns out that the optical drive is locked software on the motherboard. The physical swap appears to be a piece of cake, but whatever alternative you put in won’t read the discs, so if the optical drive fails, you’ll send it to Sony. It’s a problem, especially for me: I’ve had a bad luck with the PlayStation optical drives, and the only drive I haven’t had to replace is the PS4 drive (which was only a few years old when I sold it).
For owners of the digital no-disc edition, though, don’t worry – and as we saw earlier, adding an additional SSD would be easy. When the console finally supports it: It only involves unscrewing one side plate and taking out the screw.
The teardown also provides an inside look at the power supply (above), which Sony hasn’t shown us before. As someone who’s immersed in PC gaming, it always shocks me when I remember that the PS5 only had a 350W power supply (It uses less than 200 watts Under load!)
Moving on to the DualSense controller, iFixit found it relatively easy to replace its battery – which is a good thing considering it still uses Li-ion internally that will degrade over time. it’s also enormous At 5.7Wh, compared to the 3.7Wh on the DualShock 4. Those adaptive triggers and haptic feedback motors have to be thirsty. We also get Another look In a wonderful screw drive that supports those adaptive actuators.
What I don’t see is an easy way to decipher the LEDs that surround the DualSense touchpad. That might be a fitting thing, but I absolutely hated the light on the DualShock 4, and while the new light is not annoying, I still hope Sony lets you turn it off or let players who use the screwdriver unscrew it without much fuss.
You can head To iFixit’s teardown page to see more images. And if you want to feel what disassembling hardware might be (without risking what is now Effectively a $ 1000 console), The company provided shredding videos which you can see below.