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PlayStation 3 Slim Information, Fitting Guides, Repair Guides...

Here we've tried to organise some of the information we have regarding the PlayStation 3 slim style video games console, specifically useful information in regards to PS3 console repairs, servicing and upgrading.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cooling Fan: Nidec 1629R1 G80E12NS12N 56J14

Hard Drive: 250Gb Capacity


The PlayStation 3 Slim has received extremely positive reviews as well as a boost in sales, less than 24 hours after its announcement the PS3 Slim took the number-one bestseller spot on in the video games section for fifteen consecutive days before regaining the position again one day later. The PS3 Slim also received praise from PC World giving it a 90 out of a 100 praising its new repackaging and the new value it brings at a lower price as well as praising its quietness and the reduction in its power consumption. This is in stark contrast to the original PS3's launch in which it was given position number-eight on their "The Top 21 Tech Screwups of 2006" list.

CNET awarded the PS3 Slim four out of five stars praising its Blu-Ray capabilities, 120GB hard drive, free online gaming service and more affordable pricing point, but complained about the lack of backwards compatibility for PlayStation 2 games. TechRadar gave the PS3 Slim four and a half star out of five praising its new smaller size and summed up its review stating, "Over all, the PS3 Slim is a phenomenal piece of kit. It's amazing that something so small can do so much", however they criticized the exterior design of the PS3 Slim as being "ugly", however it wasn't criticized as ugly to the same degree as the original system's design.

As part of the release for the slim model, the logo was changed from the "Spider-Man font" PLAYSTATION 3 to the more traditional PlayStation 3 with "PS3" on the console. Along with the console and logo redesign, the boot screen of all consoles changed from saying "Sony Computer Entertainment" to "PS3 PlayStation 3", with a new chime and the game start splashscreen being dropped. The packaging of games has also been changed to reflect the new consoles logos and image.

PlayStation 3 Specification

CPU: Cell Processor

* PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz
* 1 VMX vector unit per core
* 512KB L2 cache
* 7 x SPE @3.2GHz
* 7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs
* 7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE
* * 1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy total floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS

GPU: RSX @550MHz

* 1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
* Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels
* Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines

Sound: Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-base processing)


* 256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz
* 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

System Bandwidth:

* Main RAM: 25.6GB/s
* VRAM: 22.4GB/s
* RSX: 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)
* SB: 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

System Floating Point Performance: 2 TFLOPS


* Detachable 2.5” HDD slot x 1


* USB: Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0)
* Memory Stick: standard/Duo, PRO x 1
* SD: standard/mini x 1
* CompactFlash: (Type I, II) x 1

Communication: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x3 (input x 1 + output x 2)

Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)


* Bluetooth (up to 7)
* USB2.0 (wired)
* Wi-Fi (PSP®)
* Network (over IP)

AV Output:

* Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
* HDMI: HDMI out x 2
* Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
* Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1

CD Disc media (read only):

* PlayStation CD-ROM
* PlayStation 2 CD-ROM
* SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD
* DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)

DVD Disc media (read only):

* PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM

Blu-ray Disc media (read only):

* BD-Video: BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE



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