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Replacing blu-ray I would like to take the case of ps3 apart, so I can replace the blu-ray, can any body help?

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    I would like to know how to remove case in order to replace the blu-ray.


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There seems to be a good guide to performing this process here, http://edpsystemssupport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=45I will be buying one and giving this a whirl as well. Good luck to us!
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Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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