Introduction

This will guide you through the process of replacing your PlayStation's optical drive.

Parts

No parts required.

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

The SCPH-9001 model does not have the Parallel Port panel to remove.

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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.

While I was pulling this cable, the whole connector came off the motherboard (the white part that's supposed do stay on the motherboard)... How can I fix it?

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Do I solder it or what?

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

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Conclusion

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

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