PlayStation 3 Slim Blu-ray Disc Drive Replacement
Replace a broken Blu-ray drive.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Time estimate: 30 minutes - 1 hour
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace your PS3's Blu-ray disc drive. The drive is a proprietary Sony unit.
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Step 1 — Blu-ray Disc Drive ¶
Step 2 ¶
Use the flat end of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the retaining flap on the Blu-ray ribbon cable socket.
Step 3 ¶
Pull the Blu-ray ribbon cable straight up and out of its socket.
Step 4 ¶
Pull the Blu-ray power cable straight up to lift its connector out of the socket on the Blu-ray drive.
Step 5 ¶
Remove the single 9.5 mm Phillips screw securing the Blu-ray drive to the lower case.
Step 6 ¶
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.