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Hi!

This guide will explain how to replace the laser for the PS2 Slim.

Note: There are 2 different lasers available for the PS2 Slim, this guide is only for replacing the SPU-3170(G).

  1. Disconnect all cables from the console and flip the unit over to reveal its base.
    • Disconnect all cables from the console and flip the unit over to reveal its base.

  2. Locate the 6 feet on the base of the unit. Pry them off using a spudger to reveal the screws. Note: One of the feet is located under the sticker shown in the photo. Removing this sticker will void any warranty with Sony. Note: One of the feet is located under the sticker shown in the photo. Removing this sticker will void any warranty with Sony.
    • Locate the 6 feet on the base of the unit. Pry them off using a spudger to reveal the screws.

    • Note: One of the feet is located under the sticker shown in the photo. Removing this sticker will void any warranty with Sony.

  3. Remove all six 4.0 mm screws from the base of the unit using a #1 Phillips screwdriver. Remove all six 4.0 mm screws from the base of the unit using a #1 Phillips screwdriver. Remove all six 4.0 mm screws from the base of the unit using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.
    • Remove all six 4.0 mm screws from the base of the unit using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

  4. Starting at the corner at which the power and Ethernet ports are located, pry open the outer shell using a spudger and continue around the entire unit. Note: You may use your hands for additional force to separate the two pieces of the outer shell. Note: You may use your hands for additional force to separate the two pieces of the outer shell.
    • Starting at the corner at which the power and Ethernet ports are located, pry open the outer shell using a spudger and continue around the entire unit.

    • Note: You may use your hands for additional force to separate the two pieces of the outer shell.

  5. Remove the 2 philips screws, marked in red. Remove the white plastic slider holder. Picture 3 shows how it should be done.
    • Remove the 2 philips screws, marked in red.

    • Remove the white plastic slider holder.

    • Picture 3 shows how it should be done.

  6. Remove the slider as shown in the picture. You could do this with your fingers, otherwise take tweezers to remove it.
    • Remove the slider as shown in the picture. You could do this with your fingers, otherwise take tweezers to remove it.

  7. Do not remove the laser yet! Take the laser out of the rail and rotate it. Open up the connector by both sides with your fingernail or spudger. Be EXTREME carefull here, as it can break easily! (if the laser is broken, it won't matter, you can even practice on the broken laser).
    • Do not remove the laser yet!

    • Take the laser out of the rail and rotate it.

    • Open up the connector by both sides with your fingernail or spudger. Be EXTREME carefull here, as it can break easily! (if the laser is broken, it won't matter, you can even practice on the broken laser).

    • Take the ribbon cable out, it should come out with ease.

  8. Remove the philips screw from the laser and take off the slider. Transfer the slider to the new laser and screw it down.
    • Remove the philips screw from the laser and take off the slider.

    • Transfer the slider to the new laser and screw it down.

  9. Most of the lasers have some solder on it for the anti-static security. You NEED to remove the solder, otherwise it won't work. Remove the solder with desolder wick. 2nd picture shows how it should be done. If you have the same result, your good to go. If you are not sure, just use your soldering iron again to remove some more (don't hold it too long on it, otherwise you could damage something).
    • Most of the lasers have some solder on it for the anti-static security. You NEED to remove the solder, otherwise it won't work. Remove the solder with desolder wick.

    • 2nd picture shows how it should be done. If you have the same result, your good to go. If you are not sure, just use your soldering iron again to remove some more (don't hold it too long on it, otherwise you could damage something).

  10. Remove the blue sticker from the laser (if it has one). Put the laser back in and all other removed components (follow guide in reverse order). When you've put everything back, it should look like the provided picture.
    • Remove the blue sticker from the laser (if it has one). Put the laser back in and all other removed components (follow guide in reverse order). When you've put everything back, it should look like the provided picture.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Do not forget to transfer the slider from the old laser to the new one!

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