anybody willing enough to disassemble their PS3? I need help.
After freezing for hours at Best Buy just to be turned away, I decided to just settle for a Japanese PS3. I had one overnighted from Hong Kong and it looked like they were a little rough with it. The box has a dent in the corner.
I took it out of the package and nothing was broken. The Japanese PS3 doesn't come with a USB cable for some reason.
I hooked it up and turned it on. Worked perfectly so I thought I was in the clear. That was until I tried to insert my game. It took it, but there was a little edge of the disk sticking out and I could see it spin. Then it spit it out. Try one more time and it took the game, wouldn't read it, and wouldn't eject it.
I called up Sony and after giving them the serial, they said there's nothing they could do since I imported it and they wont warranty it. They also said I "could call Sony Japan, but they probably don't speak English."
That's when I took it upon myself to fix it.
On the side of the system there is a sticker covering part of the rubber foot mount. Its in Japanese I have no clue what it said until I peeled it off. The letters VOID instantly appeared. Great job for Sony. Changing the PS3 faceplate voids the warranty!
When you pull out the rubber foot there is one torx bolt. After removing this the face plate slides off. The best part after this was all the rest of the screws are phillips.
I took the Blu-Ray drive out and completely disassembled it. Big mistake, but oh well. Screws, springs, cogs, and plastic every where.
The drive was jarred so hard it knocked the peg that lifts the laser up and down out of place and threw the eject track off.
Somehow I managed to put it back together and on the right tracks. Now the system works perfectly. All I have to do it put the disk on the spindle and place the magnet on top. No skips, glitches, or any noticeable problems.
Getting to the point. I don't know why I took apart the arms for the eject mech, but oh well. I can't figure out how the springs go back on. If anyone is daring enough. Could you take a look and find out how the springs go back in?