THIS RATTLING SOUND IS COMING FROM MY HD COMPARTMENT ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD OF MY SYSTEM,I KNOW THIS CUZ I TOOK MY SYSTEM APART. JUST WONDERING IF I SHOULD ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE LITTLE METAL BOX OR NOT AND IF IT EVEN MATTERS. PLEASE HELP, ITS SO ANNOYING.
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im afraid not it sounds like the switch has broken free from the small circuit board its attatched to so even if you opened it up you would not fix it unless you was any good at soldering with a fine soldering iron, you will be a lot better off leaving it as it is,
Ok ill tell you what you need to do, 1 try putting a standard music cd in the ps3 and see if that will play. if it plays you need to get the bluray player replaced. if it wont play music cd or standard dvd then this points to the fact either you have a dusty laser leans or it could mean the laser has give up and you need the whole drive replacing.
try going to hardware store and buying a cd leans cleaning cd and run this in your ps3 to remove any dust do this before taking your ps3 apart.
if you have any warranty left dont take it apart if your warranty has ran out ill tell you what to do.
first of all you need to take the case off the ps3 use google and type in how to repair ps3 then hit search this will list sites that tell you and show you how to take the ps3 apart doing this voids your warranty and will reduce the price when you come to sell it. 2 once its apart take out the dvd drive its held in only by 2 wires you pull the power wire out of the circuit board and tilt the drive to the right giving you access to the data ribbon you then need to undo the clip holding the data ribbon to the circuit board 3 now you have the dvd drive out take a not of what make and model it is then have a look on the auction site and buy the exact same type.
4 now you cant just replace the whole dvd drive with a new one as the dvd drive in your ps3 will only work with your ps3 so a new drive will not work on its won so you need to do the following.
5 remove the 4 screws from the bottom of the dvd drive if the circuit board is not visible on the bottom of the drive, if the circuit board is visible then undo the screws holding the circuit board to the dvd drive and then undo the data ribbons that run from the laser to this circuit board, once you have undone these make sure you dont break the thin black and red wire that is pushed into the dvd drive motor once this is uncliped you can remove this circuit board from the dvd drive
6 now when the new drive comes you need to repeat the process and take out the circuit board on the new drive and replace it with the circuit board from your old drive, doing this is the only way you can replace the drive without paying 150 toy sony to flash the firmware on the ps3 and the new drive so swapping this circuit board gets round this and allows you to do the repair yourself, if you dont swap this part over it wont work when you put it all back together you will just get a load of error so swapping this circuit board over is important.
you will also need a special start shaped tool to undo the bolt under the warranty sticker and rubber bung at one end of the ps3 once you have undone this screw it will allow you to slide the top off revealing all the screw you need to undo, now thats the easy part replacing the circuit board on the dvd drive is very fiddly so take your time and get it right.
if you need any further assistance give me a shout back as i repair these day in day out so i can more or less do it in my sleep, if you get stuck or need help give me a shout back and ill be glad to assist you further ok
please dont attempt this repair if you are unsure or dont mind the chance of doing more harm, its not easy to do and can be a nightmare if you get mixed up or lose parts, if you have any warranty left go on the sony site and lodge for repair, this may be covered by up to 3 years so check on the official ps3 site to find out if you have any warranty left.
let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
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The PSP has redefined handheld gaming. Inside this rather small device you can find a movie player, game system, music player, and even a JPG image viewer. In addition to this, the PSP also supports a cut-down version of web browsing, and I suspect more will come in the following months. However, if you are like me you might want to know what is on the inside! For example, can you make the PSP screen bend up so you can lay it on your desk and still view movies? Or what about an external Wi-fi antenna to get that extra signal strength? Questions like these can only be answered by opening up the cover of the PSP and poking around on the inside. Now, please note that this can result in many bad things. One small slip and your PSP will be a $200 paper weight. And if you are thinking, "well I'll just take it back," think again. There is really no easy way to get inside without voiding the warranty. In other words, this is a one way trip...there is no turning back. If your PSP suddenly develops problems in a couple weeks, you can forget about getting help from Sony! The following is a step-by-step guide on how to take your PSP apart. I documented the entire process and was able to remove all the major components, from top to bottom. With this little guide in hand, you too should be able to disassemble and reassemble the PSP in about one hour. In all honesty, once you know how to get around some tricky parts, the rest is easy. Again, we offer no guarantee that your PSP will not be fragged by attempting this.
The GearBefore attempting to take apart any electronic device, make sure you have the right gear and location. You don't want to lose screws or other parts to kids, dogs, or a sudden blast of air. For the PSP you really only need one small flat head screwdriver that you can use for prying, and a Philips head screwdriver to remove the screws. A pen/paper might also be useful for remembering where the screws go. If you are a professional, then you might want to ground yourself using a static strap to prevent any sudden static discharges from killing your PSP.
Removing the coverThe first step to taking apart any device is to locate the screws keeping the outer shell on the device. In the case of the PSP, you will have to remove three screws. The first two are easy to find and are on the back right side of the PSP near the Duo stick slot (black). The third screw is on the bottom side of the PSP right in the center of the system. The final two screws are actually hidden away in the battery cavity. You will be able to see one black screw and one silver screw once the battery is removed. You can remove both of them, but it is the black screw that is responsible for keeping the case together. The silver screw is there to keep the LCD holder in place. The final screw is actually under the PSP Void warranty sticker that is at the lower side of the battery cavity. Don't touch that warranty sticker unless you are sure you want to go inside. It is not easy to get one of these off without causing the sticker to show evidence of tampering. With the sticker removed, you will once again see a black and silver screw. Remove the black one at this time, and keep in mind the silver screw for later. Once the black screw is removed, you should be able to lift the top of the PSP case off the device and view the internals.
The Main Circuit BoardNext I targeted the main circuit board from the PSP. This proved to be difficult. First I had to remove one screw previously hidden by the LCD tray. Then I had to remove the left side PSP controller, which was snuggly inserted between the circuit board and the case of the PSP. Removing this once again involved lifting a circuit strip connector, but by now you should be familiar with how this process works. Next I had to disconnect a circuit strip located near the bottom of the PSP that connects the UMD drive to the main board. Once this piece was disconnected, I slowly worked the circuit board up off the PSP. As I learned, the board was connected to the rest of the PSP via a male/female connector. This connector is located almost directly under the LCD connectors on the circuit board. As a result, you can leverage the circuit board up by using the upper left of the PSP to push the board out of the male/female plug. Figure shows you what the PSP should look like at this point. You can optionally remove the small connectors at the bottom of the PSP that connect up to the speakers. However, for my purposes, I left these connected and simply flipped the main board over once it was removed. Figure: PSP with Circuit board off
did you try swapping hard drives with your friends HD to see if the game will play on your console with his HD installed on your xbox that will help determine if its your HD or some other problem at fault
Sounds like the ribbon cable is ether damaged or not in the slot all the way.. that clicking sound you hear is common after extended use, all mine make the same sound ..try opening it up one more time and check the ribbon ends i know it's a pain but might be worth your time. pulling them out too hard can damage the ends.some time's putting them they seem like there in all the way but it might not be in straight.REMEMBER BENT FOLDED FLAT CABLES = problems.
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THE 360,S SOUND COMPATABLITYS ARE __Audio __Multi channel surround sound output __Supports 48khz 16-bit audio __320 independent decompression channels __32 bit processing __256+ audio channels ....__..........................................__PLEASE DICONNECT ALL RF LEADS /POWER SUPPLYS/WIRED PADS FROM 360 BEFORE TRYING THIS AND ANY DISK IN THE CONSOLE TAKE 360 APART TILL YOU HAVE THE 360 BOARD IN FRONT OFF YOU USE THE GRAPH ON THE BOARD I HAVE POSTED AND FIND THE PART ON THE PIC LOCATION 8N/8P MEANING 8 POSITIVE 8 NEGITIVE ......__NEXT BATTERY WITH 1 WIRE COMING FROM NEG AND 1 WIRE COMING FROM POS YOU ONLY HAVE TO TOUCH POS WIRE TO POS LOCATION ON BOARD AND NEG TO NEG ON BOARD BOTH AT THE SAME TIME NOW PUT YOUR 360 BACK TOGETHER ....WARNING DONT PUT NEG TO POS OR VICE VERSA I WONT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGERS ETC