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After removing the top cover, we continue our exploration by removing the manual top-loading disc tray.

Say what you will about the tray-free disc loader in the Super Slim, but it's definitely a repair-friendly design.

The laser lens is labeled as KEM-850 PHA 0672 23020A.

We read some conflicting reports about the noise level from the PS3 Super Slim's disc drive and were sure to include a look at Sony's noise reduction efforts:

We found the drive is mounted on super soft rubber bumpers and surrounded by a noise-reducing plastic tray, which should dampen vibrations.

However, this won't do much to muffle sounds coming straight off the drive through the thin, plastic tray door.

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