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Open the ps3 case

WHERE ARE THE RELEASE POINTS TO OPEN THE PS3 CASE.?

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There are no release points like the xbox. You just need a T10 Security Hex to take off the top cover and then just a regular phillps screw driver for the rest of the screws. Here's a guide:

http://www.llamma.com/PS3/repair/PS3_disassembly_tutorial.htm

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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A PS3 can be opened rather easily, but if your PS3 is newer, or still has a warranty on it, I wouldn't open the case. If you're unsure of whether you still have a warranty on it, you can call 1-800-345-7669 and they will give you instructions. If you open your case, you WILL void the warranty. That being said, here goes:

1. Locate the side of the PS3 with the HDD symbol on it(The left side of the PS3). Above the HDD symbol, there is a sticker that covers a plastic cover. Removing this sticker will void any warranty still on the PS3.
2. Peel off the sticker and gently pry the plastic cover out. There is a recessed area with a screw at the bottom, use a small screwdriver to unscrew it.
3. The plastic cover on top of the PS3 is now loose, and you can slide the plastic cover towards the left side of the PS3(where you just removed the sticker) and lift it off.
4. There are 8 screws holding a second plastic cover down. Unscrew them with a Phillips head screwdriver, and set them aside. Lift the cover straight off, and set aside. You have now opened your PS3, and have access to the Blu-Ray player and other internals.
Good Luck!

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With a game disk in the ps3 instead of booting and starting the game the ps3 goes to the icon screen and I cannot get the game to start.


Hi.

This is a common problem on the PS3 unfortunately and is caused by a faulty blue-ray drive. The unit will have to go back to Sony for service.

You could try a DVD cleaning disk first to be sure that dirt on the laser lense is not causing the issue.

You can also open the case and clean the laser lense with a Q Tip and an alcohol cleaning solution.

If you plan on opening the case at any stage please ensure the unit is disconnected from its power supply.

If this fails and you are confident with electronics there are several videos on YouTube showing how to replace the drive if you choose to order it and do it yourself.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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I can play my ps3 for around 10- 20 minutes then it freezes up durring play or while loading. how can i fix this, i have tried to move it to a more open spot for aticuate air flow.


Hi,

This is a common problem on the PS3 unfortunately and is caused by a faulty blue-ray drive. Unit will have to go back to Sony for service.

You should try a DVD cleaning disk first to be sure that dirt on the laser lense is not causing the issue.

You can also open the case and clean the laser lense with a Q Tip and an alcohol cleaning solution.

If you plan on opening the case at any stage please ensure the unit is disconnected from its power supply.

If this fails and you are confident with electronics there are several videos on YouTube showing how to replace the drive if you choose to order it and do it yourself.

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I am having an issue with my bluray drive on my ps3. the system will not accept anykind of disc but will play games that were brought through the store. I am planning on opening up the case my self and...


dont... there is no need to open your ps3 at the moment....
its the update that screwed your ps3...

you arent alone with this problem, i got the exsact same problem, i even tried to clean the lens with no luck. so thats why i say dont to cleaning it, cuz it wont work.

and about now alot would say "then your lens is fried, go buy a new"
but im 10000000% sure it aint, and a cleaning wont work eather.

other fact is that i acually can load my games if im really patient and want to eject and insert the disk about a 100 times before it reads it,
and if it was fried it woulden even read the disk at all...

so just hang in there ps3 bud, and wait to they gonna release a new update that will fix it...

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Hi,
This is a common problem on the PS3 unfortunately and is caused by a faulty blue-ray drive. Unit will have to go back to Sony for service.

You should try a DVD cleaning disk first to be sure that dirt on the laser lense is not causing the issue.

You can also open the case and clean the laser lense with a Q Tip and an alcohol cleaning solution. If you plan on opening the case at any stage please ensure the unit is disconnected from its power supply.

If this fails and you are confident with electronics there are several videos on YouTube showing how to replace the drive if you choose to order it and do it yourself.

See an example below.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.


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My PS3 doesn't find any media servers. Even though I can browse the internet.What do I need to do to be able to read the media servers? I have a windows vista premium PC and I am new at using a computer.


Hello,

I did many tests with several Media Servers and the following points had often been the Connectiong-Problem to the Media-Server.

  1. Nr. 1 - The Firewall on your PC:
    I tested a few Media-Servers and often the problem with the connection of the devices came up from the firewall (in my case ZoneAlarm).
    To Solve this i stopped the firewall, started the Media Server (e.g. TVersity or MS MediaPlayer) and then I restarted the firewall again.
    After the in 99% of the cases the firewall then asked for creating the rules for the Media-Server Software.

  2. The Router's Port / UPNP-Setting:
    Most of the Media-Servers are needing open ports for the Media-Sharing (e.g. TVersity needs an open Port 41952).
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    If you don't want to open each needed port by hand you can also (if supported by the router) activate the UPNP-Function (Universal Plug&Play). With this function enabled each device who needs a open port can open the port by itsself (But don't forget the security problem with this function - Even if it is a fine thing it is really danger).

  3. Problem: New MP3's are not shown on a connected Server:
    Often it is a good Idea to reboot your Playstation and then reconnect to the MediaServer (New MP3's and so are then refreshed).

  4. The IP-Adresses of the Devices
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    The most easy way to be sure that this is done is using the DHCP-Function of your Router. The Router then gives each Device a IP from a predefined Range.
Hopefully I could help you to solve your connection problem with one or even more of the Settings/Points above.
I wish you a nice weekend.

With kind regards,
S. Bosch

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