• sony_playstation_ps3

    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.

    KES-410ACA Playstation 3

    PS3 Compatible Replacement Laser Lens (KES-410ACA)

    KES-400A Playstation 3  40GB

    Sony PS3 Laser Lens Repair KES-400A (40gbPlaystation 3 Compat Replacement Laser Lens KES400AAA

    KES-450A Playstation 3 slim

    KES-450A.ps3.slimPS 3 Slim Compatible Remplacement Laser Lens KES450A

    KES-460A Playstation 3 slim 160-320GB

    LASER LENS PS3 SLIM 160-320GB KES-460A

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    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)

    KES-400AAA on the left, KES-410A on the right

    Change your PS3 Bluray lens yourself

    Thanks to Sarah for allowing me to publish this picture on my site.

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    Guide how to replace PS3 Laser Lens  
            version 1.0


    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) 

    Tool required:

    Torx screwdriver TR10 :ps3.change.lens_torx_tr10
    ps3.change.lens_000 Small flathead screw driver + Philips screwdriver
    PS3.Laser.Lens.KES400AAA 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.

    ps3.change.lens_001 Prerequisites :-)
    ps3.change.lens_002 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
    ps3.change.lens_003 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.
     ps3.change.lens_004 details of power supply near the front right side of drive.
    ps3.change.lens_005 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.
    ps3.change.lens_006 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.
    ps3.change.lens_007 remove these screws to be able to pull up the old ps3 lens out of the plastic case
    ps3.change.lens_008 the old lens is now ready to die.

    Metal axes can be removed ad will have to be transferred to the new lens
    ps3.change.lens_009 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 .
    ps3.change.lens_010 On the old lens, the white plastic part has to be transferred to the new lens as well.
    ps3.change.lens_011 One screw to remove
    ps3.change.lens_0660 Put axes on new lens and place it back in case.
      screw everything back


    Comments, corrections are welcome in the new forum Board "Changing your PS3 lens"

    Other  tutorials

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    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:

    1. are too cheap to have server space of your own to use -and/or-
    2. are too lazy to upload the image to your own server -and/or-
    3. are uneducated about the crime you are committing -or all of the above-

    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.

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    Sony is requesting more than 200euro for repairing it (sic). But I will do it myself ;)

    Costs Details:

    35 euro
    + 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