A lens is an optical device which transmits and refracts light, converging or diverging the beam. A simple lens consists of a single optical element. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_(optics)]
I will keep this post up to date with all possible PS3 lenses, you are welcome to send me any new/better pictures. As say a lot of time before. Open up your PS3 before ordering any of these optical lenses online. There is no guarantee that your model with have one of the other model. This post should help you identify which lens to order.
Side by side, here are the PS3 lenses that are currently available for your PS3. If you ever decide to change the lens yourself, my best advice is to always open your PS3 first before ordering any new lens as there is no way to determine which model use which lens.
Attention: PS3 40gb may use a different lens: LENS KES-410A or KES-410ACA (but some ps3 40gb has been found with the other lens KES-400AAA)
Thanks to Sarah for allowing me to publish this picture on my site.
And about Hotlinking/bandwidth stealing. While looking at back link in Google, a thing very important to look at (Google page rank, who say what about me), I came about 2 forums entries
Come on, don't do that, this is plain bandwidth stealing! you reduced my number of visitors! why not just having a link to the ORIGINAL article? My domain name belong to me till 2015, so It wont disappear tomorrow.
What is Bandwidth Stealing ?
There are many forms of bandwidth stealing on the web today. However, the bandwidth theft on here is image/graphic stealing, and is the bandwidth theft that occurs most. That is when you find an image you like and you are:
Crime? Yes, it is a crime. The person whose site the image is on that you are linking to for the source of the image is paying the server costs, the bandwidth and loosing ad revenues.
I did implement a solution in .htaccess to avoid that, but has seen a dramatic drop in number of visitors, as Google images, live search images are also referencing some files on my server directly. I did switch this off now. I just hope people will get educated enough to understand the problem they create when they simply hotlinks content.
Attention: This operation will void your warranty!!! I recommend you to send it to
SONY if bought your PS3 less than a year ago.
Attention: While this operation require no particular knowledge, don't try it if you
have no patience and feel not confident enough!
Attention: Look at other tutorials at the end of my article before starting, I did not represent
all steps in details. Use them to complete missing steps (this is my brother's PS3, mine
may die also soon, will complete tutorial then)
DISCLAIMER: This tutorial is for information purposes, and I am not responsible or can
be held responsible if you screw up your PS3 by following this tutorial. Make sure the
PS3 is unplugged from mains power AT ALL TIMES. Mains power is dangerous!
Dismantle the Playstation 3 console and follow this tutorial at your own risk!
Duration: 25 minutes
Cost: 35 euro (SONY ask 200 euro, some shops 99 euro with 3 months warranty)
||Torx screwdriver TR10 :|
|Small flathead screw driver + Philips screwdriver|
|Order part: KES-400AAA on Internet or search for "ps3 lens" on EBAY.|
|Big flat space well lit|
Operation done on 18 July 2008, PS3 fully working.
|Remove the 8 screws, slightly lift up the back corners of the top half of the console. There is there 2 small clips near the back you may need to undo with a small screw driver. Now the top of the console should just lift off|
|1. Lift the drive.
2. Unplug the power supply near the front right side of drive.
3. Remove the wide ribbon cable connecting the drive to the motherboard.
|details of power supply near the front right side of drive.
|Remove the main board by removing the screws.
Put them beside in the same order as you did remove them. This will help a lot when you put everything back!
You can now remove the 2 metal plate that encase the ps3 BLU-RAY drive.
|Remove the white plastic part that maintain the DVD in place and put beside.
You now see the drive plastic box.
More screws to remove to to open that black case.
|remove these screws to be able to pull up the old ps3 lens out of the plastic case|
|the old lens is now ready to die.
Metal axes can be removed ad will have to be transferred to the new lens
|On the new lens, put the cable ribbon, by first pulling up the black clip (A), then insert the ribbon (B) and pull back the black clip .|
|On the old lens, the white plastic part has to be transferred to the new lens as well.|
|One screw to remove|
|Put axes on new lens and place it back in case.|
|screw everything back|
Sony is requesting more than 200euro for repairing it (sic). But I will do it myself ;)
|+ DIY risks??||= Total costs ????|
|PS3 Laser Lens KES-400AAA
Ebay link to PS3 lens
|Acessing PS3 lens on YouTube||But it will be FUN!|
Sorry Sony will take my chance this time :)
High Res video will be available on my site
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