We’re still a bit over a month away from the official launch of the PlayStation 5, but we’ve already got the first public teardown of the console hardware courtesy of Sony itself.
Chief among them is a demonstration of how the system’s circular black stand works. When the PS5 is placed vertically, the stand is held in place with a single large screw. When that screw is removed, it can be stored in a compartment in the base, and a small cap fills in the screw hole in the system itself.
PS5 owners will use the same base when placing the PS5 horizontally, seemingly to give a flat surface for the system’s gentle curves to rest on. In this configuration, though, the base simply snaps into place along a set of marks on one of those white panels, no screw required.
Speaking of those white panels, the teardown video shows that they can be popped off easily without tools. Just “lift the back corner and slide it off,” as the video explains it. With the white panels off, users get easy access to the outside of the system’s cooling fan, which draws in air from both sides of the system through two long side vents on the front and a rear vent that runs the entire length of the system.
The inner shell also features two “dust catcher” holes that can be easily vacuumed out, according to Sony. That should be welcome news for PS4 owners who have gotten used to tearing open the system and blasting it with canned air to remove system-clogging dust.
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