PS3 Slim Teardown

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The new PS3 Slim has just been released, and ifixit has already posted a teardown. First, they easily removed the included 120GB hard drive, suggesting that upgrading it  shouldn’t be too hard. In order to get inside the cover, however, they needed to use a security Torx screwdriver. In the end, the Blu-ray drive turned out to be the bulkiest component, followed by some surprisingly gigantic fans. Hopefully this means that Sony won’t have to deal with overheating issues.

Related: Nintendo DSi Teardown

Comments

  1. toges says:

    i really wish the ps3 mod community would start putting more work into it. the xbox backing has been awesome but no one’s done much with the ps3. am i missing something?

  2. xrazorwirex says:

    blu-ray is an encryption bastard, and although I don’t understand it, it’s horrifyingly difficult to enable blu-ray spoofing / playing backup games / etc.

    Considering that the originals could run linux as a feature (clever sony) then there was little interest in hacking it to run custom code, because although the majority of people use homebrew enabled hardware to pirate, most of the people who write the code do it so they can run custom code – which was enabled by default with the old ps3s.

    maybe now that all these features are being taken out the community will finally decide to tackle the blu-ray security and atleast seriously try to produce a homebrew enabled ps3.

  3. CollinstheClown says:

    @toges

    us in the 360 scene dont have much either. really hacking only just started a few weeks ago. i don’t really count flashing dvd drives as hacking

  4. Jack says:

    Yea for the most part up until recently the xbox360 was able to only play exact backups of games, and that was the extent of things… Now people are getting more into the homebrew and modding games aspects… Took quite a while for it to get this far compared to the original xbox. But that is all due to the security measures implemented by M$

  5. M4CGYV3R says:

    As long as they don’t put it back together, I’d say it’s a good start. One down, how many more to go?

  6. cantido says:

    @xrazorwirex

    >because although the majority of
    >people use homebrew enabled hardware
    >to pirate, most of the people who
    >write the code do it so they can run
    >custom code

    What total bollocks. All those shops in China that having been knocking out backup devices since the dawn of gaming haven’t been doing it for the sake of homebrew. This “I’m a security researcher, I must hack something big to prove that my security penis is the biggest!” stuff has only been around for the last couple years. Every time someone writes an article about cracking consoles they always write all this stupid shit about it being for homebrew and liberating hardware (If you buy a wii it’s for wii games right? Why would you buy a wii for running ports of snes emulators?) and totally forget the Chinese bootlegging shops and warez groups that are responsible for the majority of work done on consoles.

  7. Simon says:

    Let’s get to work people! In a couple of weeks we should have this thing hacked to be able to install our favorite linux distro and have PS2 compatibility. This is an excellent system to do it on since it has a lower power consumption, runs cooler, and is much quieter. So let’s stop wasting time! Remember: The person who knows how to hack the most stuff wins!

  8. Kakaw says:

    My cyber kawk is still the biggest

  9. I was just {looking for|attempting to find|trying to find} something {similar to|like} this last week!

  10. jose says:

    Let’s see if someone is gonna be able to hack this one. Real curious …

  11. juan says:

    alguna persona que se dedique a mirar como se pueden hacer que la ps3 lea las copias estoy deseperado

  12. If the system is smaller and the old model puts out a lot of heat, won’t that be bad? The PS3 slim has a new blu-ray reader that is smaller and runs more efficiently then the old model producing about 1/3 of the heat.

  13. plastaionner says:

    So far I have been looking at any possible ways to hack the ps3 and have found out that there is a possible exploit in the moment that the ps3 begins to play blue ray

  14. jose says:

    plastaionner:
    can you be more specific?

  15. @.%§=) says:

    Why the hell can’t any hack the ps3 slim to play back up games

  16. meddahmorphosis says:

    how do i hack my ps3 slim to play downloaded games

  17. Death says:

    Why can’t we hack PS3? simply because it’s blue-ray idiots Have yous seen how a damn blue-ray disk is made? damn way more complicated than a damn DVD

    Remember of GD-Rom Disk ? ( 99 mins ) i guess not fools. Forget it worst on the slim? lol don’t make me laugh a lot of technology has been removed the awesome chip which made the PS3 so expensive is GONE Not only that but who would like to download a 50G game to copy it on a Blue-ray disk lol will take weeks on torrents. Even if you only copy backups it will take forever and to bypass the dual copyright protection will be a damn hard work It’s almost like a GD-Rom that damn thing needed to have Overburn option and Ilegal CD ( 99 mins ) which i got my hands on but still you need a good CD burner which support Overburn or els you will kill your DVD/CD burner.
    But still we could play DC copied games because of the poor protection it has imagine if it hadn’t that problem It would of been the same as PS3

  18. PS3 Laser says:

    Hi,

    I’ve just added some high resolution pictures of the ps3 slim line laser to my blog. Feel free to check them out.

    Regards

  19. fisher says:

    Wouldn’t it be easier to make them run from the hd No blueray req i dont know about u but i got TB of spase to store them just need away to play them :)

  20. Stephan says:

    I would absolutely love to see a GameCube emulator make it onto the ps3 slim, so that i could play all my favorite metroid games:D. and don’t say it’s not possible because ps3 uses power pc architecture and windows uses intel. i got one word Drwine

  21. john says:

    ow wel

  22. D_dawg45 says:

    how long will it take to hack this fricken thing

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