Dismantled Playstation 3

napnap ModeratorPosts: 1,319
edited March 2011 in Video Games
Please help me if you can.
My teenage son whose intentions are bigger than his brain decided to dismantle our PS3 because it was having problems reading disks. Before I discovered the carnage it was too late. He took the thing apart and has no clue on how to re-assemble it. Can anyone direct me to a guide or an assembly drawing ? I know there are probably a lot of videos on You Tube but I find those things hard to follow and often not detailed enough. I'd like to put it back together because there is a game trapped in the DVD drive. Any help is appreciated before I get further disgusted and just trash the thing. Thanks. :cool:
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  • PrazVTPrazVT Posts: 1,607
    edited March 2011
    Is he in trouble? :)
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  • napnap Moderator Posts: 1,319
    edited March 2011
    PrazVT wrote: »
    Is he in trouble? :)

    I must have been in a good mood at the time of discovery. I was pretty steamed and he knew it. I don't think it will happen again. Enough time has passed to where I can attempt to fix it without being irate. :cool:
  • napnap Moderator Posts: 1,319
    edited March 2011

    Coke,
    Many, many, many thanks. this is exactly what I was looking for. Yet another reason that makes Club Polk a great place. Cheers. :cool:
  • PrazVTPrazVT Posts: 1,607
    edited March 2011
    Well at least he'll learn to plan ahead (ie have the schematics before dismantling) :)
    ALL BOXED UP for a while until I save up for a new place :(

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  • napnap Moderator Posts: 1,319
    edited March 2011
    Good News.
    After sitting down yesterday with a plate full of electronics spaghetti, I was able to re-assemble the PS-3. First let me say the links were most helpful. We were able to power up with no smoke and extract the stranded game disk. As it turns out, the thing that was in the most dis-assembled state was the blu ray drive itself. My son had completely ripped open (and I mean ripped) the casing. I was afraid that any number of the ribbon cables were destroyed but they all seem fine. We were encountering disk read errors at the time of the unfortunate dis-assembly, so I went ahead and ordered a re-furb blu ray disk player off the web. Hopefully we can get the thing working 100% again. Cheers. :cool:
  • Polkersince85Polkersince85 Posts: 2,890
    edited March 2011
    As any kid knows, Dads can fix anything.
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  • PrazVTPrazVT Posts: 1,607
    edited March 2011
    Nice work! Yeah, my sis and I still go to my Dad when something needs to be fixed (and we're 31 / 32) lol.
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  • napnap Moderator Posts: 1,319
    edited March 2011
    Good news. Received a re-furb Blu-Ray drive off of Ebay, got it intstalled yesterday. Didn't work at first, had to go in and re-set the drivers. After that PS-3 is back up and running 100 %. The Blu-ray drive comes with a full 180 day warranty. The best I could find on Ebay. Cheers. :cool:
  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,886
    edited March 2011
    You have a link for which BR drive worked for you Nap? I've got one of the original 60gb models that plays EVERYTHING, but the BR drive is busted, so I've pondered doing the replacement myself. I think Sony wants something like $200 for this fix, so I'm wondering if it would be worth it to DIY.
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  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited March 2011
    As any kid knows, Dads can fix anything.
    :wink::biggrin::eek:


    Nap, sorry can't add anything here... But worst case sent it to me and I figure it out putting it back together. :wink:

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  • Disc JockeyDisc Jockey Posts: 1,027
    edited March 2011
    jflail2 wrote: »
    You have a link for which BR drive worked for you Nap? I've got one of the original 60gb models that plays EVERYTHING, but the BR drive is busted, so I've pondered doing the replacement myself. I think Sony wants something like $200 for this fix, so I'm wondering if it would be worth it to DIY.

    My ps3 went bad last night - it won't even turn on, but I think the BR drive is still good. PM me if you want to try the drive, I'm sure we could work something out.

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  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,886
    edited March 2011
    My ps3 went bad last night - it won't even turn on, but I think the BR drive is still good. PM me if you want to try the drive, I'm sure we could work something out.

    DJ

    Which version do you have? The old, bulky model that sounds like an SR-71 is taking off in your living room?

    I'm not sure if the newer slim versions have the same drive as the old guys. Maybe so, but I'd like to make sure.

    Hah, and if that's your only PS3, maybe I should be sending you MY old PS3 for a pittance :)

    Seriously, if that's your only one and you want to try dropping your drive into my PS3, let me know and we can work something out in regards to me sendng it your way. Anything's better than it sitting in my "electronics graveyard closet" wasting space...
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  • Disc JockeyDisc Jockey Posts: 1,027
    edited March 2011
    I've got the old, fat, noisy (well, not so noisy now) 80GB version and yes, that's my only one. I thought that you might as well try to swap the drives rather than me just tossing it. But...

    I'll gladly take yours off your hands for you if you want to do that. I wasn't really looking to buy a new one right now as it is.

    I'll shoot you a pm
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  • napnap Moderator Posts: 1,319
    edited March 2011
    jflail2 wrote: »
    You have a link for which BR drive worked for you Nap? I've got one of the original 60gb models that plays EVERYTHING, but the BR drive is busted, so I've pondered doing the replacement myself. I think Sony wants something like $200 for this fix, so I'm wondering if it would be worth it to DIY.

    Happy to help. Go to Ebay and look up the Member ID: gamepartswarehouse. Or just search Blu Ray drive and check the seller's name. Anyway, mine was a 60 gB model - blu ray drive w/KES-400A laser lens. This seller offered the best warranty (180 days) I could find on Ebay. The price was $85.00 plus shipping $9.95, a buy it now price. The swap itself was not that difficult just take your time. You can look up which drive you need by your model number. I found a site that gives all this info plus the dates of production for the various models. All the drives are not interchangeable, the slim models use a different one for example. Also, the drive you get will not contain the control board. You will need to use this off of your old drive. This is standard practice for most all the sellers on Ebay. Definitely look up the blu ray drive you will need first. Hope this helps. Cheers. :cool:
  • BIZILLBIZILL Posts: 5,577
    edited March 2011
    jflail, if you decide to sell the ps3, pm me.

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  • SherardpSherardp Posts: 8,051
    edited March 2011
    BIZILL wrote: »
    jflail, if you decide to sell the ps3, pm me.

    Bizill you already have PS3, hey Jflail hit me up if you need a buyer. HAHAHAHA Bizill won't mind.
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  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,886
    edited March 2011
    Hahah, look at the interest!

    DJ is going to shoot for a local fix, so I might take the plunge in trying to fix mine like Nap is talking about. Nap, I appreciate your very clear instructions there. It sounds like a bit of googling would make this an incredibly easy process.

    I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I feel like tinkering or not, so I'll keep Bizill and Sherard posted if I end up deciding it's going to be easier for me to just sell.

    I'm seriously pondering getting a nice racing wheel and couchstand for GT5, so my money might go that direction instead of fixing this guy...
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  • ViperZViperZ Posts: 2,046
    edited March 2011
    Check your local craigslist, there are many local stores/companies that will replace your BR laser assembly for less than $200. When the laser died in my 80GB PS3, I saw the $85+shipping assembly on ebay and was ready to buy it. Then I saw a local store replacing the BR assemblies (same as the ones from ebay) for $120+tax. So I paid $30 more for someone to replace the laser for me...
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  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,886
    edited March 2011
    Interesting feedback Viper. I doubt my little town has that available, but possibly there's someone around here that would do the legwork for me...

    If I get this thing repaired, I'll have to break down and get some sort of LCD for the bedroom.....
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  • napnap Moderator Posts: 1,319
    edited March 2011
    The drive that I got off Ebay was a refurb. I believe the guy who sells them replaces the laser assembly. I looked at doing that but the assembly was about $60 bucks and my son had mangled the old blu ray drive pretty good. So I just didn't trust that it wouldn't have errors in the future. I believe if you have any mechanical aptitude and can follow simple instructions, you could probably swap out the drive in about an hour. Okay, maybe 90 minutes if you stop for coffee. It really wasn't that bad. Cheers. :cool:
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