Prior to the PlayStation 5 even delivered, Sony posted an in-depth teardown video of its own, revealing formerly hidden information like the fan that draws in air from both sides and internal SSD growth slot. Now the iFixit folks have actually attacked it with their typical gusto, pulling the various boards totally part to have a look from a third-party point of view, and even put it through the x-ray machine for excellent measure.
There arent actually any tricks concealing because plastic case, and nothing that will help you find one on sale at market price, however they did note that (much like the Xbox Series X), optical drive-equipped devices are protected versus allowing users to swap out the drive themselves. They likewise took a better take a look at the foam covered pouch that keeps the CPUs liquid metal thermal option from splashing around. They didnt note any possible sources for coil whine that some owners grumbled about at launch, however did remark on a sticker covering one of the screws. A minimum of a few people whove heard fan sound in their system took it apart to discover a sticker label loose inside, so if youre following their guide wishing to quiet your system down, thats something to keep an eye out for.