These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
To find a list of common hardware fixes, check out the PlayStation 3 Troubleshooting page.
There are several models of the Sony PlayStation 3. This is the newer PS3 Slim, not to be confused with the PlayStation 3 Repair.
The PS3 Slim is not backwards compatible with PS2 games, and lacks some other features that were included on the original version of the PS3.