"I read about a dozen online guides before I tried to swap out my PS3 hard drive, this week. Each one claimed that it was easy – great, I thought! Still, an element of doubt struck me when I glanced at the comments thread of these walkthroughs, as everyone seemed to have a problem with the blue screw that locks the hard drive in. This little bastard is troublesome for two reasons: firstly, it's wound up tighter than the titanium bolts in Fort Knox. Secondly, it's basically made out of a material with the same density as water.
You practically get three attempts to screw it off, before it's stripped altogether. Then you're completely buggered – game over. A horrible, but anecdote-friendly irony, considering it's a videogames console we're dealing with."