Sony Contest: 19 New Teardowns

October 28, 2009 Hardware, Site News, Teardowns — Miro

Our Sony teardown contest is complete, and we’re ready to announce the winners!

Most Creative Sony Teardown: TR-63 Transistor Radio

Most Creative Sony Teardown: TR-63 Transistor Radio

We received 19 different entries for the contest, featuring all sorts of Sony products:

The Sony Playstation 3 teardown was voted Best Overall. Author karasumachitose wins a PS3 Slim for a thorough walkthrough of how to get inside the PS3!

The Sony TR-63 Transistor Radio teardown was voted Most Creative. Author bac wins a PSP Go! This was our favorite teardown. The photos inside this historic piece of technology are absolutely stellar.

Best Overall Sony Teardown: PlayStation 3

Best Overall Sony Teardown: PlayStation 3

The judges were six members of the Wired editorial staff:

The judges labored for hours trying to pick the best teardowns. We thank them kindly for donating their time and for partnering with us for this contest. We loved the variety of teardowns you contributed. A good portion of them included tidbits on repair or reassembly, giving the world a useful resource, in addition to the pretty pictures. Good job to everyone who participated!

Want to create a teardown of your own? Get started!


  1. Fair, the TR-63 was a excellent choice. Useless from the view of a repair guide, but this was not the intention, right? Congratulations to the winners.

    Comment by Pollux — October 29, 2009 @ 4:33 am

  2. Congratulations to karasumachitose for the well deserved best overall teardown. I guess that new PS3 will come in handy to replace your old broken one!

    Thanks to iFixit staff for the kind comments on my TR-63 teardown and for organizing this contest – it was a lot of fun joining in and also seeing all the other entries. Of course a big thanks too to all the Wired editors for their fine job of judging!

    Comment by bac — October 29, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

  3. Congrtaz karasumachitose and bac, good job.
    Thanks for giving us an excuse to do something we love doing.
    Looking fwd to the next teardown, looking to see what to break, errr, teardown.

    Comment by Boricua — October 30, 2009 @ 1:00 pm


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