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PS3 Slim unscrewed

iFixit takes latest console to bits

As postal services the world over prepare for an flood of PlayStation 3 Slim deliveries, the guys at have already taken a screwdriver to Sony’s latest console.


iFixit took the PS3 Slim to bits

Sony’s chief design focus for the PS3 Slim was more effective heat dissipation, iFixit concluded after taking the Slim to bits.


One for the fans

To achieve this, Sony used a large piece of custom-moulded plastic to route air from the console’s fan to its heatsink. The fan, iFixit discovered, has a “massive” 95mm diameter and employs a “whopping” 17 blades.


The cooling assembly minus fan

The console’s interior is dominated by the fan, heatsink and a “desktop computer-sized” Blu-ray drive, iFixit added.

PS3 Slim innards

The Blu-ray box

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