Let's look inside, RDR trapped in my PS3

Hello folks how the fuck are ya?  
 
For the last 4 months my Red Dead Redemption disk has been trapped in the shell of a once great Playstiation three, Sadly this Playstation lost it's will to live and committed Seppuku as I was playing RDR, The failure was so great that I could not eject the disk, Well today my friends is a day where I could not tolerate it anymore,  
 
Why did it take 4 months you ask? I am lazy and I didn't really care, but I had an itch to play RDR and that propelled me to grab it with both hands and tear it apart. 
 
    
Picture of the PS3 without the hard drive, I did not have the small screw driver so I used force and a medium screw driver to access it,   
 
     
 
The bowels of the PS3, After taking the cover off my next step was to gently and carefully take apart the Blu Ray drive. 
 
    
 
Well... when I say carefully I mean using my screwdriver as leverage and busting the damn thing open. 
 
    
Opened Blu ray drive, top bits ripped out by hand. 
  
    
 
I ripped out the plastic cover to get to my RDR disk,  
 
    
 
The result and tools that I used to great effect,  
 
    
 
So next time you want to get rid of some stress...break a PS3, it's the ultimate solution. 

29 Comments
29 Comments
Posted by Red12b

Hello folks how the fuck are ya?  
 
For the last 4 months my Red Dead Redemption disk has been trapped in the shell of a once great Playstiation three, Sadly this Playstation lost it's will to live and committed Seppuku as I was playing RDR, The failure was so great that I could not eject the disk, Well today my friends is a day where I could not tolerate it anymore,  
 
Why did it take 4 months you ask? I am lazy and I didn't really care, but I had an itch to play RDR and that propelled me to grab it with both hands and tear it apart. 
 
    
Picture of the PS3 without the hard drive, I did not have the small screw driver so I used force and a medium screw driver to access it,   
 
     
 
The bowels of the PS3, After taking the cover off my next step was to gently and carefully take apart the Blu Ray drive. 
 
    
 
Well... when I say carefully I mean using my screwdriver as leverage and busting the damn thing open. 
 
    
Opened Blu ray drive, top bits ripped out by hand. 
  
    
 
I ripped out the plastic cover to get to my RDR disk,  
 
    
 
The result and tools that I used to great effect,  
 
    
 
So next time you want to get rid of some stress...break a PS3, it's the ultimate solution. 

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Well, at least you got the disc out. 
 
You should gut that PS3 and turn it into a grill. Like on YouTube. George Foreman would be proud. 

Posted by Diamond

Happened to me with a friend's game when my PS3 broke (I sent it in and had Sony remove the disk), but next time I'm going to buy a Slim so I see this post as a useful protip if (who am I kidding... when) my PS3 dies again and a disk is stuck inside.

Posted by Mikemcn

So is your PS3 still usable?

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

There's something about a gutted console and it's parts strewn about that just gets me all revved up.

Posted by iam3green

cool man. it must have been fun to do that. i modded my xbox 360. it was fun to do it and see what is inside a console.

Posted by Red12b
@Mikemcn said:
" So is your PS3 still usable? "
I got a slim when it broke, that's why I wasn't fussed about getting the disk out, Last night I wanted to play RDR so this is the result,  
 
And no, probably not...
Posted by trophyhunter

I'd leave it in there, I have not played that game in months. 
It was not a bad game but man it came and gone fast.

Posted by Bloodgraiv3

Well, at least you got your disk back.
Posted by Claude

Given the circumstances, that looked like fun. I love taking shit apart.

Posted by Red12b
@trophyhunter said:
" I'd leave it in there, I have not played that game in months.  It was not a bad game but man it came and gone fast. "
I played it to completion, but I want to play it again. 
 
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" Well, at least you got your disk back. "
That was the point, I didn't care about the PS3 only the disk. 
Posted by Hamz

You should probably try to sell it for scraps. I'm sure someone out there would buy a faulty system just to have some spare parts in case of accidents.

Posted by MetalGearSunny
@Diamond said:
" Happened to me with a friend's game when my PS3 broke (I sent it in and had Sony remove the disk), but next time I'm going to buy a Slim so I see this post as a useful protip if (who am I kidding... when) my PS3 dies again and a disk is stuck inside. "
Same.
Posted by AjayRaz

great! hehe that looked like fun 

Edited by Red12b
@Hamz said:

" You should probably try to sell it for scraps. I'm sure someone out there would buy a faulty system just to have some spare parts in case of accidents. "

Eh, can't be bothered, it's in the garage with my other faulty electronics, Samsung 40" LCD tv, broken record player, a couple of toasters, a kettle, Vacuum Cleaner, Blender and a washing machine...oh and my old 30" sony tube telly. 
 
I have a big garage... 
 
Oh and an oil heater and my old car...
Posted by blazerx9x

That looks, nice.

Posted by awesomeusername
@Diamond said:
" Happened to me with a friend's game when my PS3 broke (I sent it in and had Sony remove the disk), but next time I'm going to buy a Slim so I see this post as a useful protip if (who am I kidding... when) my PS3 dies again and a disk is stuck inside. "
Happened when I was playing Resistance 2 last year. The match finished, the screen stayed black and it caught the YLOD. Sad times. I owe my friend a Resistance 2 seeming 2 months later we were moving and my ps3 DISA-FUCKING-PPEARED!!! Damn YLOD.
Posted by jelekeloy

Ha I did exactly that last spring so I could get MW2 out of my ps3.

Posted by BraveToaster

Kewl

Posted by awesomeusername
@Red12b said:
" @Hamz said:

" You should probably try to sell it for scraps. I'm sure someone out there would buy a faulty system just to have some spare parts in case of accidents. "

Eh, can't be bothered, it's in the garage with my other faulty electronics, Samsung 40" LCD tv, broken record player, a couple of toasters, a kettle, Vacuum Cleaner, Blender and a washing machine...oh and my old 30" sony tube telly.  I have a big garage...  Oh and an oil heater and my old car... "
Are you like an electronic killer? Because DAMN!
Posted by adoggz

man, I havent touched RDR in a long time. I need to finish it.

Posted by christ0phe
@wolf_blitzer85:   You might say that's a fetish...?
Posted by Devil240Z

I was wondering why you hadn't been online in a while.

Posted by Gamer_152

As I scrolled through those pictures this was playing in my head.
    

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Posted by Red12b
@awesomeusername said:
" @Red12b said:
" @Hamz said:

" You should probably try to sell it for scraps. I'm sure someone out there would buy a faulty system just to have some spare parts in case of accidents. "

Eh, can't be bothered, it's in the garage with my other faulty electronics, Samsung 40" LCD tv, broken record player, a couple of toasters, a kettle, Vacuum Cleaner, Blender and a washing machine...oh and my old 30" sony tube telly.  I have a big garage...  Oh and an oil heater and my old car... "
Are you like an electronic killer? Because DAMN! "
... When you are poor and just starting work like I was 7 years ago, you can only afford shit stuff, stuff that breaks, often, so I just haven't thrown them away, why? I dunno...  
 
Can't be bothered. 
Posted by Red12b
@Gamer_152 said:
" As I scrolled through those pictures this was playing in my head.
    
"
haha nice! 
 
@Devil240Z:  
I brought a new slim around three months ago. 
Posted by thomasriis1987

i'd like to see you putting that PS together again and play the game. 
But good read (look...)! thanks
Posted by Red12b
@thomasriis1987 said:
" i'd like to see you putting that PS together again and play the game. But good read (look...)! thanks "
I don't dare plug it into the wall and check, although, all I would need is a blu ray drive and a bit of glue to put the warranty sticker back on and I can sell it at EB games... 
 
 
Hang on that's a brilliantly bad idea! 
Posted by Jeust
@Red12b said:
" @Mikemcn said:
" So is your PS3 still usable? "
I got a slim when it broke, that's why I wasn't fussed about getting the disk out, Last night I wanted to play RDR so this is the result,   And no, probably not... "
ahahaha guys don't do it at home. :p