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PS3 Slim laser diode replacement
PS3 Slim laser diode replacement –
I have recently replaced my laser with a new unit, but I was just wondering about replacing the knackered diode in the old one.
I have took the back plate off and have exposed the optics, but I am trying to identify the bluray diode. I notice it isn`t a BRIR 5 pin can like on the 400.
I`m trying to find a replacement part for it.
I have circled two areas in the picture. One of these is the bluray diode.
Can anyone tell me which one? Left or right? I cannot power the laser up to find out as I don`t have a test bed and I`m not stripping my slim again!
Can anyone help? The component I have circled on the right, I`ve never seen a laser diode like that before. I wondered, as it seems to be connecting to the motor that focusses the beam, could it just be some kind of CMOS sensor or something?
Any advice at all would be much appreciated. It may help others with knackered lasers too. Google draws up a blank.
Last edited by PiKeYtRoG; 03-06-2011 at 11:20 AM.
For the cost of already refurb. whole laser assembly replacements, it really not worth just de-soldering the small laser can and replacing it with another one.
Originally Posted by PiKeYtRoG
You can buy the "laser can" but normally only in lots of 500 to 1000, and sometimes on ebay in smaller lots of 100 for around $5 to $7 each.
For more technical info on what diodes to get and how the KES Sony assembly works, please see this site:
Gao Guangyan's Projects Page - Project 405: The Quest for a Violet Laser
Many thanks for your reply. I am good at soldering etc just wondered about getting a replacement can.
It ain`t worth it I have to agree.
Thank you Gary
Yeah, not worth the time but if you DID want to find out which one is BL just find the ground lines and apply 3v to the other pins from 2 alkaline batteries. One of them is a red laser and the other is the blue... fun to play with too.