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PS3 USB Ports

I need to replace 3 of the 4 USB ports on my PS3. I can do it myself if anyonw knows how to open up the PS3

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Re: PS3 USB Ports

How old is your ps3? if less than a year dont open or it will cancel your warranty.

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