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How do I remove and replace the Matte Top cover?

How do I remove and replace the Matte Top cover?

I recently dropped my PS4 onto concrete. The fall resulted in the Top Back Left of the cover to be crushed in, and the Power button to stop functioning. I tested the console and it boots, loads and plays all disks fine. I decided to attempt a repair, but i hit a snag when i couldn't figure out how to take the matte side of the top cover off. I have taken out the TORX T8 security screws (T9 bit fit better though), but the cover just wont budge. Is there a specific way to pry the cover off?

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bert [Entry]

"Yes, there is a specific way to get it off...follow these steps (I'm assuming that the one black screw in the back [under the warranty sticker] has been removed along with the 2 silver ones on the top):

1) Put the console up on a table or workbench and get behind it. Pick it up in such a way that you can use your right hand to pull up on the corner where the power button is. Pull up on it several times pulling up a little more each time...you should feel part of it on the back ""give way"" or come loose.

2) Still using your right hand move over to the left corner. Put your palm on the top of the PS4 and curl your fingers under the lip. Press down with your palm while pulling up with your fingers. This is the hardest part and you may come away with a scratch of even a small cut on one of your fingers if it's especially tight.

3) If done correctly it will pop up. After it pops up you can just pull it off of the back of the case.

I hope this helps...good luck!"
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I tried this and my power button no longer works.
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