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    Angry My PS3 died.

    More specifically the lens(I believe) on the BluRay drive died.

    The machine is out of warranty so it'll cost me >$100 to send it into Sony to fix it. I'd rather just crack it open myself and give it a go.

    Has anyone swapped the lens out before? Any advice?

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    I've never done it, but when my XBOX crapped out for various reasons I took it to a place I found on craigslist, it never cost me more than $25.00, that included labor and a new dvd drive/reader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kubrick View Post
    More specifically the lens(I believe) on the BluRay drive died.

    The machine is out of warranty so it'll cost me >$100 to send it into Sony to fix it. I'd rather just crack it open myself and give it a go.

    Has anyone swapped the lens out before? Any advice?
    I have swapped out the BluRay/DVD laser before. There are websites that will list which model goes with which parts, YouTube is a great resource for how to videos. I was lucky, my ps3 was the cheapest replacement part out of all that Sony has used. If I recall correctly, the replacement part was like 15-20 bucks on Amazon.
    Aside from making my own desktop computers, I didn't have much experience replacing parts inside of machines, but it was not difficult, just be careful with the ribbons you need to disconnect/reconnect they are flimsy. And like I said, YouTube is your friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beedee View Post
    I've never done it, but when my XBOX crapped out for various reasons I took it to a place I found on craigslist, it never cost me more than $25.00, that included labor and a new dvd drive/reader.
    I found a repair guy on CL that "fixed" my first gen PS3 after it got the YLOD. It worked great for 30 days then it crapped out again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kubrick View Post
    I found a repair guy on CL that "fixed" my first gen PS3 after it got the YLOD. It worked great for 30 days then it crapped out again.
    Heat gun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozehound View Post
    I have swapped out the BluRay/DVD laser before. There are websites that will list which model goes with which parts, YouTube is a great resource for how to videos. I was lucky, my ps3 was the cheapest replacement part out of all that Sony has used. If I recall correctly, the replacement part was like 15-20 bucks on Amazon.
    Aside from making my own desktop computers, I didn't have much experience replacing parts inside of machines, but it was not difficult, just be careful with the ribbons you need to disconnect/reconnect they are flimsy. And like I said, YouTube is your friend.
    This is the path that I've started down and it's great to hear I'm barking up the right tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetTigerIn View Post
    Heat gun!
    I ended up selling that first gen model and replacing it with the "new and improved" slim model.

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