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.
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.