Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Opening the case will void any warranty you have. Out of the numerous drives I have repaired, only once was it an actual hardware/alignment fault. The rest were just dirty lenses.
I have used compressed air in a can and cd lens brush kits, both work fine. Each you can pick up for under $10.
Now if you dropped the console or something of that nature, then it is very likely an alignment issue. This would require you to open the console, which I have never taken a ps3 apart yet. If they are anything like an xbox, look for screws under the pads (what it sets on to avoid scratching what it is placed on) and under stickers on bottom (like "warranty void if removed"). Easy way to find the ones under stickers are to push firmly with the tip of your finger all over it, when you find a spot your finger sinks in...then you found one of the screws. You will probably need a torq-bit screwdriver set, also you will need a torq security screwdriver for the screw that has a torq shape but has a post extruding from the center. You can find these easily at automotive part dealers, I picked mine up from having to adjust my fuel regulator on an older GMC truck. Next tool you may need is called a "tri-wing" screwdriver or bit. It looks like a phillips head but only has 3 ridges instead of 4.
They do all they can do to discourage people from disassembling their consoles
Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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