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Repair guide : Blu-Ray daughterboard (PCB) Playstation 3 Fat

Level : Easy Time : 30 min Author : Alexandre
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This guide will help you replace the Blu-Ray Disc daughterboard of your PlayStation 3.
Some advice before you start
Repair - Repair guide: Blu-Ray daughterboard (PCB) Playstation 3 Fat
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Step 1

Before proceeding to replace the Blu-Ray daughterboard on your PS3 Fat, we advise you to turn it off and unplug it from any source of electricity.

Lift off the small silicone cover to release the screw that's holding the smart plate in place.

Step 2

Use a torx screwdriver to unscrew the screw that was underneath the silicone cover just removed.

This screw, circled in red in the photo, secures the smart plate on your PS3.

Step 3

Delicately push the smart plate cover down towards the bottom of the console.

Then grasp it in order to remove it from your Playstation 3.

Step 4

Now lift the smart plate and remove it completely.

Step 5

Using a cross headed screwdriver, now unscrew the 8 screws circled in red in the photo.

Step 6

Now lift the top cover in order to remove it from the PlayStation 3.

Don't try to fully remove the cover for now. It's still connected by the memory card reader cable.

Step 7

Using a nylon spudger, delicately lever up the latch that secures the cable for the memory card reader in its connector.

Step 8

Now remove the cable from its connector. To do this, delicately pull the cable. No resistance should be felt.

You can now completely remove the top cover from your PS3 Fat.

Step 9

Disconnect the power supply cable for the Blu-Ray reader.

To do this, delicately pull the cable up to remove it from its connector .

Step 10

Now delicately lift the Blu-Ray reader.

Don't try to completely remove the Blu-Ray reader from your PS3 as it's still connected to the PlayStation 3 by a cable.

Step 11

As indicated in the photos, use the nylon spudger to delicately lift the latch.

This connects the Blu-Ray reader to the logic board.

Step 12

Now delicately pull on the cable in order to remove it from its connector.

No resistance should be felt.

Step 13

Using the flat edge of the nylon spudger, lift the latch to unlock the Blu-Ray reader cable from its connector.

Step 14

Delicately pull on the connector cable to remove it from its placement.

The cable should come up without any resistance.

The Blu-Ray reader of your PS3 Fat is now removed.

Step 15

As indicated in the photo, grasp the Blu-Ray lens cable, and then pull up delicately.

This cable should lift out of its connector without resistance.

Step 16

Using the iSesamo spudger (or nylon spudger) delicately flip the latch in order to release it.

This hold the data cable for the Blu-Ray reader in its connector.

Step 17

As indicated in the photo, grasp the cable and delicately lift it. The cable should release from the connector without resistance.

Step 18

Using the iSesamo spudger (or the nylon), delicately lever up the latch to lift it and release it.

This secures the cable for the motor of the Blu-Ray reader in its connecter on the daughterboard.

Step 19

As indicated in the photo, grasp the cable and delicately lift it.

The cable should release from the connector without resistance.

Step 20

Using the iSesamo spudger (or the nylon), delicately lever up the latch to lift it and release it.

This secures the cable for the infrared sensor of the Blu-Ray reader in its connector on the daughterboard.

Step 21

As indicated in the photo, grasp the cable and delicately lift it.

The cable should release from the connector without resistance.

Step 22

Unscrew the 5 cross headed screws circled in red in the photo.

These secure the Blu-Ray readers daughterboard to the frame of the disc reader of your PS3.

Step 23

Using your fingers, delicately pull the metal edge on the front of the Blu-Ray reader down slightly.

This is to make the removal of the daughterboard of the Blu-ray reader easier.

Step 24

Lift the board up and flip it over to the right as indicated in the pictures.

Don't try to remove it completely now. It is still connected by some cables.

Step 25

With either the iSesamo spudger or the nylon spudger, delicately disconnect the plug for the infrared sensor cable.

Step 26

Delicately pull on the Blu-Ray reader power supply cable in order to remove it from the plug on the daughterboard.

Step 27

The daughterboard of the Blu-Ray reader on your Playstation 3 is now removed.

You can now replace it with a new daughterboard if necessary.

To reassemble your Playstation 3 Fat follow this guide in reverse order.

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