PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Drive Replacement
Replace a burned-out Blu-ray drive on your PS3.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
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.
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Use the tip of a spudger to remove the black rubber screw cover from the side of the PS3.
Remove the following seven screws:
Six 52 mm Phillips screws
One 30 mm Phillips screw
Lift the top cover from its rear edge and rotate it toward the front of the PS3.
Remove the top cover.
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.