Has your Playstation 3 stopped reading discs or freezing during game play? You may actually be able to revive your harware without the need to keep continously purchasing PS3 related hardware over and over again due to the high failure rate nowadays (not as bad as the xbox i might add), all this can be done with basic tools commonly found within your electrical tool box. Check out my guides which may resurrect that laser and enable you to get considerably more life out of what seems dead technology.
- 9V battery (the cheapest ones are the best, I recommend the Panasonic pictured on the right)
- 9V battery adapter as pictured below OR two small individual wires (Standard grade speaker wire will do)
- Your PS3 Laser :)
RLD: Red (660 nm) laser diode anode (+ve).
IRLD: Infra-red (780 nm) laser diode anode (+ve).
PD: Monitor Photodiode anode
I surely hope you enjoyed reading this post which is a straight forward guide for testing your unit with household items and little expense. If you would like to ask any questions then feel free to contact me either in the comments section or via email. If anyone would like to add more content or simply has any reasonable advice then feel free to do so.
I will soon add Yellow light of death fixes, although there are thousands out there, none of them last longer enough to write home about, unless you can find someone technical enough to re-ball the RSX chip.