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October 2, 2012 // 12:50 am - Following up on the PS3 super / ultra slim unboxing, first look, and HDD guide, today I've opened Sony's new console to see what is inside.

I've made a video of the disassembly, and some pictures of the new MSX-001 motherboard.

As you can see, there's a lot of modifications on this model: MB, BR drive, HDD emplacement and so on.

You can see the Blu-ray drive, very small than older BR drive.

PS: To remove the 2 glossy pieces, you just have to slide to the right like the PS3 fat.

According to pereb27, the new model features no RSX IHS (but still contains a Cell IHS) potentially meaning the end of the dreaded PS3 YLOD... it looks like Sony finally did something right.

Below are some PS3 super / ultra slim internal disassembly pictures and videos, as follows:

Finally, here is a PlayStation 3 Super Slim Teardown Guide for those interested as well.

Video: Inside PS3 Super / Ultra Slim, Internal Disassembly Pictures

Video: Inside PS3 Super / Ultra Slim, Internal Disassembly Pictures

Video: Inside PS3 Super / Ultra Slim, Internal Disassembly Pictures

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#21 - gamesfreak - October 1, 2012 // 7:57 pm
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WOW! looks really neat and cool. so compact

#20 - dalmatianu - September 21, 2012 // 2:01 pm
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Super ... i buy it!

#19 - Hamilton Zeus - September 20, 2012 // 8:17 am
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Quote Originally Posted by properBo View Post
I know people that have never taken their consoles online for one reason or another, a 12gb model would suit those folks since they aren't really getting updates or dlc.

Believe me, will always have buyers for these models. The sony always trying to avoid informal trade, but damage a shot in the foot! but will know! Because the guy buys the old game alright does not need updating, but, and as the new games will do (after you buy the ps3 12GB external HD).

#18 - niwakun - September 19, 2012 // 7:50 pm
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the 12GB model is just a flash memory chip, I think they didnt categorized that as a HDD.

But sure, I do buy a PS3 that is lower capacity, I bought mine 120gb preety much cheaper then add a few 30-40bucks for a 1TB Internal HDD. And whoala, 1TB PS3 that had the same price with 320GB model. Sony just did rip you up.

#17 - Foo - September 19, 2012 // 7:35 pm
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So Sony just told me I can buy a PS3 with 12GB with no HDD but then buy an HDD? Daffuq O.o $250-$300... Get a brand new one at GameStop for cheaper. >.

#16 - JOshISPoser - September 19, 2012 // 5:58 pm
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i think that's like new regulations and stuff to prevent piracy. someone was asking about this saying when they watch a movie on the ps3 through component, it down converts it.

#15 - PS4 News - September 19, 2012 // 5:53 pm
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Below is a guide on How to Change the New Super Slim PS3 Hard Drive (via for those interested:

While the new version of Sony's PlayStation 3 console isn't exactly short on hard drive space- particularly if you're picking up one of the 250GB or 500GB versions- those with large media collections, or those hoping to save a few pounds by picking up the 12GB flash version may be wondering how to replace the system's built in storage.

Unlike previous versions of the PlayStation 3, which had a visible hard drive slot, the super-slim's is cheekily concealed, and there's no information about the slot at all in the manual. Fortunately, replacing the hard drive is simple once you've figured out where its supposed to go.

Note that if you're replacing an old PS3 with the super-slim and want to retain all your data, you will first need to deactivate purchases on your old console, connect both of them together via ethernet, and use the Data Transfer Utility to transfer the files. You can find a full guide on the process here (

STEP ONE: First off, find the top of your PS3; that's the end without the rubber PlayStation logo nubbin covering the screw hole for the stand. Then slide the plastic side-panel away from you to reveal the hard drive slot.

STEP TWO: With the side-panel removed, the hard drive slot is revealed. Unscrew the blue screw using a standard philips-head screwdriver.

STEP THREE: Once you've removed screw simply pull the hard drive away from the console using the rather handy handle.

STEP FOUR: Flip the hard drive over to reveal four screws, which keep the metal caddy attached to it. You need to remove all four screws and then reattach them, along with the caddy to your new hard drive. Then simply slide the new hard drive into the console, reattach the screw and side panel, and you're good to go.

We noticed our new PS3 super-slim came fitted with a 7.5mm, 500GB hard drive. 7.5mm drives are typically used in slim laptops like ultrabooks, due to being thinner than standard 9.5mm drives. That said, the PS3's hard drive slot is large enough to accommodate 9.5mm drives should you wish to use one.

#14 - shummyr - September 19, 2012 // 5:52 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by niwakun View Post
It also reports that this PS3 doesn't support HD Output over component/D-Sub cables, only HDMI can output a HD resolution while composite cables outputs a 480 interlace video.

This is the worst part of all other than it looks awful

#13 - properBo - September 19, 2012 // 3:28 pm
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I know people that have never taken their consoles online for one reason or another, a 12gb model would suit those folks since they aren't really getting updates or dlc.

#12 - wwywong - September 19, 2012 // 3:09 pm
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I don't understand the concept of 12GB. Isn't just one update from GT5 is couple GIGs already? How do you manage to play more then a few games this way? And the price difference is so small! I don't get it. Who would buy it?