Inside the Playstation 3

In Figure 8, you can see Playstation 3 with its top cover removed. That is the first image you have when opening the Playstation 3. The black unit on the left is the power supply, the gray unit on the right is the Blu-Ray drive, the small printed circuit board on the lower left corner provides the radio capability (BlueTooth and Wi-Fi) and USB ports and below the Blu-Ray drive you have the motherboard. Below everything is the unit’s cooling system, which you can’t see on this picture.

Sony Playstation 3Figure 8: Inside Playstation 3.

On the pictures below you can see the Playstation 3 completely disassembled. We will talk about each individual part on the following pages.

Sony Playstation 3Figure 9: Playstation 3 disassembled.

Sony Playstation 3Figure 10: Playstation 3 disassembled.

Sony Playstation 3Figure 11: Playstation 3 disassembled.

It is important to note that other versions of Playstation 3 use different components inside. As mentioned, we disassembled the 80 GB model as sold in the USA market on October 2008.

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.