PSA: How I fixed my super annoyingly LOUD PS4 Pro
The entire top piece is one solid piece of plastic and is being held in place by clips on the side. All you have to do is pull it up from the front. Every video I saw doing this made it look so EASY but the first time you do it, it will definitely be a struggle. My hands were hurting from trying and not wanting to break anything so I got a hammer and wrapped a cloth around it as not to damage anything and used the back part as a wedge to try and get some leverage. Work on one of the front corners first. I found some videos of people finding cockroaches in there! I had my trusty microfiber cloth and Q-tips ready but aside from some dust on the top cover near the vent it was relatively clean inside. Was very surprised by that as this is a launch unit. What I do is take the cover off when I play and just place it on top when I'm done to keep the dust out. No screws to remove and this does not void your warranty.
Final point: Everyone says why buy a console at the end of it's life cycle? Just wait and buy the next gen console. Well this is why! First revisions of PS4 and Xbox were complete and UTTER GARBAGE! It's completely stupid and downright fraudulent that I should have to take the cover off of a $600 machine but here are. I was lucky enough again after doing some research last generation that I was able to buy one of the revised Xbox 360s and never had a single problem with it even though I've heard of people having to go through 10 xboxs. Same with PS4, etc... I for one will NOT ever be buying a console day 1. Leave that to the fools and early adopters. Let me know if anyone gives this a try!
Here are some videos. Not necessary to watch but just posting for fun:
Video that gave me idea to remove top cover:
Cleaning PS4 Pro:
Eurogamer review of CUH-7200:
Talking about Roaches wtf!:
Dirty PS4 Pro: