PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Drive Replacement

Introduction

 

Use this guide to replace your PlayStation 3's Blu-ray disc drive. Replacing a defective Blu-ray drive with a replacement requires swapping the Blu-ray drive board from the old drive onto the replacement.

 

Step 1 Smart Plate

 The screw cover may be underneath a warranty sticker. This sticker will change appearance, and show "VOID" after it has been removed.

 

 

Use the tip of a spudger to remove the black rubber screw cover from the side of the PS3.

The screw cover may be underneath a warranty sticker. This sticker will change appearance, and show "VOID" after it has been removed.

 

 

Step 2

Remove the single 8.5 mm T10 Security Torx screw from the smart plate.

 

 

Step 3

 

 

Pull the smart plate toward the hard drive bay, then lift it off the body of the PS3.

 

 

Step 4

Be sure to keep track of the small metal bracket loosely held in the top cover, if equipped.

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Step 5 Top Cover

Six 52 mm Phillips screws

Remove the following seven screws:

Six 52 mm Phillips screws

One 30 mm Phillips screw

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Step 6

 Remove the top cover.

Lift the top cover from its rear edge and rotate it toward the front of the PS3.

Remove the top cover.

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Step 7 Blu-ray Disc Drive

 Pull the connector straight up and out of its socket.

Disconnect the Blu-ray power cable from the motherboard.

Pull the connector straight up and out of its socket.

 

 

Step 8

Lift the Blu-ray drive from the edge nearest the power supply and rotate it away from the chassis enough to access its ribbon cable.

 

 

Step 9

 Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, '''not''' the socket itself.

 

Use your fingernail to flip up the retaining flap on the Blu-ray ribbon cable socket.

Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

Pull the ribbon cable out of its socket.

Remove the Blu-ray drive from the PS3.

If replacing the Blu-ray drive, transfer the power cable to your new drive.

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 CONCLUSION

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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