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Video tutorial - how to replace Laser Lens only:


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If present, remove the pieces of tape securing the cables to the body of the Blu-ray drive. If present, remove the pieces of tape securing the cables to the body of the Blu-ray drive.
  • If present, remove the pieces of tape securing the cables to the body of the Blu-ray drive.

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Use the flat end of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the retaining flap on the Blu-ray ribbon cable socket.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the retaining flap on the Blu-ray ribbon cable socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the movable retaining flap, not the socket itself.

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Pull the Blu-ray ribbon cable straight up and out of its socket.
  • Pull the Blu-ray ribbon cable straight up and out of its socket.

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Pull the Blu-ray power cable straight up to lift its connector out of the socket on the Blu-ray drive.
  • Pull the Blu-ray power cable straight up to lift its connector out of the socket on the Blu-ray drive.

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Remove the single 9.5 mm Phillips screw securing the Blu-ray drive to the lower case.
  • Remove the single 9.5 mm Phillips screw securing the Blu-ray drive to the lower case.

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Lift the Blu-ray drive slightly by its right edge to dislodge the control board from its housing. Remove the Blu-ray drive from the PS3.
  • Lift the Blu-ray drive slightly by its right edge to dislodge the control board from its housing.

  • Remove the Blu-ray drive from the PS3.

  • After you reinstall the Blu-ray drive, be sure the control board is firmly seated in the lower case before proceeding.

  • If replacing the Blu-ray drive with a new drive, swap the circuit board from your old drive into the new drive.

my cd drive has 3 cables, two by the fan, one right under, i believe i damaged the one on the bottom because it is very difficult to put back in hence the repair. But the photos here dont show the 3 cables, not sure if you have one for this model?

Eduardo Cutino - Reply

I followed the steps and I successfully removed my disc drive the guide was helpful but I had issues and the ribbon cables on my replacement disc drive were too short after a soddering attempt failed I now need to rebut a disc drive can someone direct me to a proper replacement with the correct size I need it's a ps3 slim 120G please help

Nick - Reply

I popped a friends apart to see if I could put in mine, which won't stay online for more than 1minute 10 seconds. Plays DVDs fine. Anyway, his had 3 cables and mine only has 1. How do I know which DVD player to order?

ntdoc - Reply

Completely different drive in my slim. 3 ribbon cables on the back that pull straight up out of their connectors. And one wide ribbon hidden underneath and almost impossible to get to. After disconnecting the 3 visible cables lift the back of the drive about 3/4" and use a plastic spudger to release the clip on the cable before lifting off the drive. Reinstalling is a nightmare. The cable has a black line to indicate how far to insert into the connector. Get it in there somehow then use the spudger to push the clip down. If it's not level release it and try again and again and again until you get it right. Sony must use some awfully small fingers when they build these ;-)

jurquijo - Reply

I had the same issue with the ribon feeding beneath the blu ray player. This video provided a much better solution. It requires dissassembling the blu ray: https://youtu.be/Upy2bTev3M0

Rebel Seven - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Donde puedo comprar refacciones y partes para PS3 Slim?

David - Reply

yo vendo amigo = ivaramso@gmail.com para ventas

Ivan Ramirez -

How can this be easy, but the Blu-Ray drive be considered Moderate? You need to complete the Blu-Ray drive removal prior to replacing the laser lens, which means this is at best a Moderate task.

Ben Kevan - Reply

This is not lens replacement, this is drive replacement. Is there a separate guide for lens replacement?

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