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    The PlayStation 3 (often abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console created and released by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

    So I dissected a PS3 last night

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    #1  Edited By Wolverine

    So my cousin's PS3 wont read any discs so we decided we were going to take his PS3 apart and clean off the sensor. It was a lot of fun and we used youtube videos to give us tips on how to open the console and when we put it back together it still worked but the PS3 made loud noises if you put a disc in and none of the discs would come out so we had to dissect it again to get my copy of Super Bad out of it. Have you ever opened your PS3?

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    #2  Edited By ltcoljaxson

    No, and I doubt I ever will.

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    #3  Edited By Kratos81

    So does it work? Or did you all tear it apart for nothing?

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    #4  Edited By Wolverine
    Kratos81 said:
    "So does it work? Or did you all tear it apart for nothing?"
    Well it isn't any better. It still wont read discs and now it wont eject discs either but we didn't destory it or anything. I think he is going to send it to a professional to fix.
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    #5  Edited By RIP_Icewood

    Correct me if Im wrong but didnt you void the warranty by opening the console up. So now you cant send it to Sony without paying some sort of fee. Its risky business opening up a console without prior experience. I doubt you had any since you needed YouTube videos for help. I do agree that its cool doing stuff like that and I wish I could open my PS3 up, but not at the cost of my warranty. Especially since I had my firs PS3 (Im currently on number 2) die after the first 3 days after purchase!

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    #6  Edited By Wolverine
    RIP_Icewood said:
    "Correct me if Im wrong but didnt you void the warranty by opening the console up. So now you cant send it to Sony without paying some sort of fee. Its risky business opening up a console without prior experience. I doubt you had any since you needed YouTube videos for help. I do agree that its cool doing stuff like that and I wish I could open my PS3 up, but not at the cost of my warranty. Especially since I had my firs PS3 (Im currently on number 2) die after the first 3 days after purchase!"
    Well my cousins warranty was already expired so he didn't care.
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    #7  Edited By LiquidPrince

    Warranty void once you open yourself.

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    #8  Edited By Ineedaname

    Does that not kill the warranty as Liquid price said?

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    #9  Edited By SteveVice

    Sorry for saying so, but cracking up the console to clean the sensor is pretty dumb. There are sensor-cleaning discs out there that´ll do a heck of a better job than voiding your warranty

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    #10  Edited By Karmum

    I don't own a PS3, but I doubt I will ever attempt to open up my eventual PS3. I would end up fucking something up, and it would be nothing but hell from there on.

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    #11  Edited By Gizmo

    Bad idea dude.

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    #12  Edited By LiveOrDie1212

    nothing can be better than dissecting your ps3 on a Saturday night , am i right??

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    Did you guys read what he said, his cousin already knew the warranty was up, thats why they opened it up.

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    #14  Edited By twenty0ne

    I've never opened up any of my systems - I'd probably screw them up.

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    #15  Edited By MetalGearSunny

    I tried opening my Rock Band guitar.

    Ended up braking the power cord thingy.

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    #16  Edited By dsplayer1010

    I've opened up broken DVD players, and my friends broken 360 that MIcrosoft wouldn't repair

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    #17  Edited By twenty0ne

    The only thing I've opened up was an old tape-player/radio.

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    #18  Edited By jakob187

    Dood, awesome.  Got pictures?


    I'm always interested in dissecting things and rebuilding them.  Sounds like some sweet fun!
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    #19  Edited By Arkthemaniac

    "He who breaks something to find out how it works has left the path of wisdom." -Gandalf


    Some dildo painted that on the wall of my school for a mural project. Cool beans, though. As of now, I have dissected an Xbox, a PS1 and a PS2.
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    #20  Edited By Wolverine
    jakob187 said:
    "Dood, awesome.  Got pictures?

    I'm always interested in dissecting things and rebuilding them.  Sounds like some sweet fun!
    "
    Nah! I should have taken some! You can always look on youtube though if your really interested. It was really cool looking and I recommend you do.
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    #22  Edited By ZombiePie

    Dude WHAT! Your looking at someone who could set water on fire in a microwave and burns instant Ramen like a motherfucker!

    Unless I want to accidently hit the sceret self destrcut button on my console I don't think I'll ever take it apart.

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    #23  Edited By SoulEdgeSlayer

    Never opened up my PS3, but I had to open up my PS2 to fix the "Unable to Read Disc" error that was popular in many early PS2's.  Took me about 3 hours to do what I wanted, following a guide on GameFAQs.  It read discs for a few months after that, but then went right back to that same error.  In the end, that PS2 died a few weeks later.  Had to buy a new one, but it has been working perfectly since. 

    All in all, I have opened and/or modded a SNES (this one just for cleaning), a NES (pulled the pins in the cartridge reader closer together), Xbox (didn't add any mods.  Only opened it because the LAN port was destroyed during a brown out), and a PSP (modded the d-pad and gor rid of dust that had accumulated under the screen).

    Semi long post, but I am bored.

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    #24  Edited By whyzenheimer
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    #25  Edited By The_Icon
    Wolverine said:
    "So my cousin's PS3 wont read any discs so we decided we were going to take his PS3 apart and clean off the sensor. It was a lot of fun and we used youtube videos to give us tips on how to open the console and when we put it back together it still worked but the PS3 made loud noises if you put a disc in and none of the discs would come out so we had to dissect it again to get my copy of Super Bad out of it. Have you ever opened your PS3?"
    Why!?!?
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    #26  Edited By WilliamRLBaker

    I disecct gaming systems all the time the only ones i haven't are my current gen ones...other then that i've taken apart every other system i've owned.

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    #27  Edited By Qorious

    I will never open my PS3. I don't want to brick a $400 system.

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    #28  Edited By shrig32

    I opened mine up to upgrade the hard drive. If you call that opening up, that is. This doesn't void the warranty, either (at least not in the UK) =)

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    #29  Edited By LuckyWanderDude

    I turned my PS3 into a mech actually. It includes a little Japanese kid inside for those who want to do that mod.

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    #30  Edited By chililili
    LuckyWanderDude said:
    "I turned my PS3 into a mech actually. It includes a little Japanese kid inside for those who want to do that mod."
    Nice, mine is a tiny midget case. It powers the cell processor
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    #31  Edited By TwoOneFive

    when i opened up my ps3,  i made me sad. so i broke the emotion engine. 

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    #32  Edited By farmer

    Hmm, let's see. I popped open my DC to fix the random restart. Also performed a little region-free mod on my SNES. Had to fix the keyboard on my Acorn Electron, but I guess that doesn't count as a console. Don't actually own a PS3, though.

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    #33  Edited By ManMadeGod

    Having trouble with your PS3? Take it to the doctor:

      

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    #34  Edited By raven_squad

    That video above literally made my day. Great. 

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