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Ps3 laser hi i was just wandering what an osciloscope is used for and why you would need one to replace the ps3 laser? as the sellers on ebay who sell ps3 laser's say that you can replace the laser yourself with 2 screwdrivers and a stanley knife in 15 minutes!...

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Hi the problem with this is replacing the laser is the easy part and more or less anybody can do it but to get the new laser to work you need to calibrate it this is what the osciloscope is for it needs to be connected to certain parts of the board and then take readings from the scope as your adjusting the laser you cant do this without it as you can damage the new laser if you get it wrong.
Now you can fit the laser yourself thats the easy part but the scope costs about £1000 or $2000 so more than a new ps3.
If you can buy a working laser out of a damaged ps3 thats over heated then you should find it will work as sonn as you fit it in but new ones need calibrating.
Try this so you get some idea of the procedure with the scope use your search engine and type in:
how to calibrate ps3 laser
how to calibrate ps2 laser
this will then bring up loads of sites that show you how its done with the scope.
Its not worth doing it without the scope as you will damage the laser beyond repair but buy the new laser and get someone to fit it and calibrate it for you as that would be the cheapest sollution let me know if you need further assistance ok

Posted on Mar 15, 2008


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