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  • Remove Rubber Foot

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  • Remove Screw with a TORX Security T10 Bit (or you can use a small flat head screwdriver)

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  • Carefully slide the top plate and lift to remove

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  • Remove the main screws (philips head)

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  • Lift The Top Casing Towards the front of the PS3 carefully

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  • Carefully Remove Power cable from the motherboard

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  • Lift the Disk drive to the right and remove the largest ribbon cable by lifting the black catch and remove the drive from the PS3

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  • Remove Screws 11, 12 and 13 only

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  • Remove screws 14 and 15 and the silver springboard, slightly bend top metal away from disk entry area,and pull back to remove the metal jacket.

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  • Remove white center hub piece (D) and screws 16 - 20 then fold the top section to the left being careful not to damage the cable to the bottom left. The cable is very delicate and easily damaged.

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  • Remove the screw circled in red and lift up the black assembly to reveal the mechanism beneath. Set it aside right-side up and be careful not to shake any parts loose.

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  • Remove two screws in blue and lift the motor up and to right to disengage the cogs but be careful not to stress the attached wires.

  • Move the disc handling element on the left side up so that its teeth are clear of the black cog.

  • Reset insertion trap lock mechanism and make sure the white tab on right is lowered (nudge it left to make it drop).

  • Replace the motor and reverse this guide to reassemble.

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Conclusion

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

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