Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
It's less work and risk to use original Sony blu-ray laser for the Playstation 3 complete with the mechanism. this is the part you need and makes it easier to replace.
Mine cost me £54 . You will need a special hex screwdriver its a T-10 for the PS3 (Make sure its the type with a hole in the centre)
and a set of small screwdrivers .. watch makers screwdriver set is ideal.
and just some regular Philips screwdrivers .
Eject any CD, DVDs you may have in the drive turn off PS3 and disconnect all cables.
The first step is removing the top cover of the PS3 ( IMPORTANT NOT:- this will invalidate any warranty you may have ).
Place your PS3 on a none fluffy and none static cloth to protect it while working.
IMPORTANT NOTE:- Before touching anything inside your PS3 or the
replacement part , make sure that you ground any static from yourself
by touching something metal)
To remove the cover locate the small rubber lug on the left hand side of the PS3,
it is partly covered with the warranty seal. peel off the warranty seal then remove
the rubber lug with small screwdriver.
you can now remove the hex screw using the T-10 screwdriver. then slide
the top cover to the right to remove. this will reveal the main cover.
the playstation 3 main cover has arrows showing the screws needed to be removed. remove them all and note where the short screw goes . if remember correctly it the top right hand corner.
Now care fully lift the cover from the rear upwards and disconnect any ribbon or cables from the the connectors .
put the top cover to one side. the the Blu-ray drive unit can now be lifted carefully
and any ribbon cables or plugs removed from the connectors then remove from PS3
Now you can work on the Blu-ray drive unit... This is the tricky part and is where you need to be extra
carefully because you could mess up your Blu-ray drive unit. take care when removing any of the ribbons
the connectors are very delicate. lift the connector release flaps with a small screwdriver gently
and when replacing any DON'T FORCE THEM DOWN WITH ANYTHING like the tip of a screwdriver. just slide the ribbon in then gently
close the flap down with your finger. the ribbon cables have black marker lines on them so you can see if they are correctly lined up and straight.
This is a video to show what it involves..
if your not confident with type of thing I Suggest
DON'T try it! Take it to an expert.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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