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

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

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

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Carefully disconnect the gold-colored ribbon cable from it's connector.
  • Carefully disconnect the gold-colored ribbon cable from it's connector.

  • To avoid damaging the cable, pull it by the white, reinforced tab.

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

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Lift the optical drive off of the PlayStation.
  • Lift the optical drive off of the PlayStation.

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Remove the two screws and take off the bottom piece for your new Optical drive from the old one.
  • Remove the two screws and take off the bottom piece for your new Optical drive from the old one.

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Take the new lens either from a SCPH-7501 or SCPH-9001.
  • Take the new lens either from a SCPH-7501 or SCPH-9001.

  • To avoid damaging the cable, Gently lift on this gold-colored cable that has a pot screw on it and lift it, but not too much.

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Take the bottom piece and screw the two screws on the new Optical Drive.
  • Take the bottom piece and screw the two screws on the new Optical Drive.

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Plug the cables back in. Your work should look like this. Put it back together, plug it in, turn it on and see if it works.
  • Plug the cables back in. Your work should look like this. Put it back together, plug it in, turn it on and see if it works.

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Conclusion

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

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