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PlayStation 3 Slim Models / Variations

Slim models and identification

Version 1 CECH 2003 B

Version 2 CECH 2103 A

Version 2.1 CECH 2503 A

Version 3 CECH 3003 A

Last digit of the four digits indicates region code as with other previous PlayStation products. These models are all from the UK indicated by the 3.

The A / B variation at the end of each model indicates the hard drive size in that console. Either xxxxA = 120Gb Hard Drive or xxxxB = 250Gb and know doubt bigger drives will be released in the future.

PS3 Slim Version 1 CECH 2003 B

Power / Eject Button: DSW-001 / 1-880-056-11

Power Supply Unit: APS250 Output 12v 18a / 5.5v 0.9a

Disc Drive: MS1B and also these models are the same M52, M53. It has intergated logic board (BMD 051) and requires data & power cables.

Laser: KES-450 (Twin lens laser)

Mainboard: DYN-001 / 1-880-055-31

Cooling Fan: Delta Electronics KFB1012HE or Nidec 0520T1 G10C12MS2AH

Hard Drive: 250Gb Capacity

PS3 Slim Version 2 CECH 2103 A

Power / Eject Button: HSW-001 / 1-881-946-2

Power Supply Unit: EADP-200B Output 12v 16a / 5.5v 0.9a

Disc Drive: FX52 has as intergated logic board (BMD 065) and requires data & power cables.

Laser: KES-450 (Twin lens laser)

Mainboard: SVR-001 / 1-881-945-11

Cooling Fan: Nidec 0520T1 G10C12MS2AH

Hard Drive: 120Gb Capacity

PS3 Slim Version 2.1 CECH 2503 A

Power / Eject Button: HSW-001 / 1-881-946-2

Power Supply Unit: EADP-200B Output 12v 16a / 5.5v 0.9a

Disc Drive: FX71, FX73-1, FX77-2 No intergrated logic board.

Laser: KES-450 (Twin lens laser)

Mainboard: tbc

Cooling Fan: Nidec 0520T1 G10C12MS2AH

Hard Drive: 120Gb Capacity

PS3 Slim Version 3 CECH 3003 B

Power / Eject Button: KSW-001 / 1-884-751-31

Power Supply Unit: APS-306 Output 12v 16a / 5.5v 0.9a

Disc Drive: FX81 No intergrated logic board.

Laser: KES-450 (Twin lens laser)

Mainboard: KTE-001 / 1-884-749-31

Cooling Fan: Nidec 1629R1 G80E12NS12N 56J14

Hard Drive: 250Gb Capacity

Article Source: PS3 Slim Versions

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Mar 05

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If you’re looking to protect the hard earned cash you’ve invested into your PS3 slim console you’ll want to follow these few simple tips to extend the life of your machine.

It’s likely that this slim console is your second PS3 console, as many other PS3 owners have had to upgrade from their bulky units due to over-heating or other faults.

Here’s what you can do to extend the life of your PS3 slim console.

1) Never leave it on when not it use. Kids are the worst for this before bedtime, playing a game late into the night and then zzzz zzzz zzzz. The console is often left running for a 8 hour stretch and not that’s not good.

2) Give your console a break every now and then. Your PS3 console can runs for 12 hours but your putting lots of stress on the components, giving your console a break after every few hours will help increase its lifespan and yours. Continue reading »

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Jun 16

In this short guide I’ll explain a few different methods of how you can reduce the noise of your PS3 fan. Loud & Noisy fans have plagued PS3 owners for too long and its time to take action against this problem.

All these tips and many more can be found in the PS3 Repair Manual

1) Dust & Dirt

Your console is making a loud noise during operation and is caused by a build up of dust and dirt within the PS3 console, typically these symptoms will occur on older games consoles but can often happen after just a few months of operation of new consoles depending on their location in the home.

Solution

Regular vacuuming around the outside of the console and particularly the vents on the front, sides and the rear of the console. It’s also a good idea to keep the surfaces around the console free of dust and vacuuming is recommended once or twice a month depending on the time spent playing the ps3 console. Small hand held vacuum cleaners are best suited to this job and can be found here: Continue reading »

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Nov 06

Side view of the bga package

The PlayStation 3 is Sony’s latest generation console, which allows powerful graphics and game processing. With its price, the last thing the owners want to see is the “Light of Death” signal. If there are hardware errors, the LED beneath the power button of the console flashes a solid red or yellow light. If the unit is still covered by Sony’s warranty, just send it to them for repair. However, if you are already outside the warranty period, repairs from the company can be very costly. Fortunately, there are affordable red and yellow light repair options.

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Nov 04

PS3 console in upright position

The YLOD or the Yellow Light of Death is the most feared LED signal that a PlayStation 3 can give. It means that you have a problem with the motherboard. In contrast, the flashing of red light means that there is a “general” hardware failure. Red light may mean that there are errors in cable connection, or your hard drive can be broken. The appearance of yellow light is a much worse case, since it means that there is something wrong with the heart of your console.

The YLOD is comparable to a personal computer’s Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and an Xbox 360’s Red Ring of Death (RROD). If you want to avoid this dreaded error, you must do the following to take care of your PS3: Continue reading »

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Nov 02

Doctor showing how to prevent red light

The yellow light of death or YLOD is probably the most dreaded light signal that a PlayStation 3 unit can give. It may happen unexpectedly. You may be playing peacefully when, all of a sudden, the screen blanks out. After immediately trying to turn it on, the LED just beneath the power button turns yellow. Nothing appears on your screen. This may be an indication of hardware failure. More often, there are chances that after a few hours of rest, your PS3 unit may work again. However, the yellow light may persist and the unit may not start-up again.

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Jul 29

Doctor showing how to prevent red light

Okay, so you have a PS3 and the last thing you want to see in the dreaded yellow light of death. Here are a few basic things you can do to help keep your PS3 in tip top condition.

All these tips and many more can be found in the PS3 Repair Manual

1)      Keep your console in a vertical position (standing up), this helps dust & dirt stay in the bottom of your console. The only slight problem here is that the PS3 can be easily knocked over so it’s not ideal if you have small kids or pets. Continue reading »

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Jul 29

Side view of the bga package

Many things contribute to a severe failure of the PlayStation 3 with the symptoms often being described as the yellow light of death or YLOD.

If you want to know why your console has died you really should be pointing the finger at the environmental science boffins who decided it would be a really good idea to remove lead from solder (it probably is a good idea in the long run) and so other alternatives to lead had to be found as additives for the solder, then end result is a new lead free solder that doesn’t stick as good as the old lead based solder. Continue reading »

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