Introduction

This will repair your SCPH-5501 without buying a new KSM-440-ADM laser off of ebay.

  1. Remove the parallel port cover on the back of the PlayStation.
    • Remove the parallel port cover on the back of the PlayStation.

    • Flip over the PlayStation and remove the six screws from the bottom.

    • Turn the PlayStation upright. Remove the cover by lifting it up.

  2. Carefully disconnect the gold-colored ribbon cable from it's connector.      To avoid damaging the cable, pull it by the white, reinforced tab.
    • Carefully disconnect the gold-colored ribbon cable from it's connector. To avoid damaging the cable, pull it by the white, reinforced tab.

    • Disconnect the second cable by pulling up on the plastic connector at the end.

    • Remove the 2 screws and take the black bottom piece of the old Optical drive.

    • Take the new Optical drive from either a SCPH-7501 or an SCPH-9001.

    • Gently pull on the orange ribbon, but not too much or you could rip it.

    • Take the bottom piece you took out and place it on the new Optical drive and screw it on the new drive.

    • Here is what your work should look like.

    • Put it back together, plug it in, turn it on and test it to see if it works.

Conclusion

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

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