Sony PlayStation 3 in pieces. See the hardware that makes Sony's $599 console tick.
"I was honestly amazed at how easy the PlayStation 3 was to disassemble. When compared with the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, the PS3 gave me the least problems. The Wii was the most difficult (I hate Tri-wing screws) and the Xbox 360 was in the middle. Sony seems to have had disassembly in mind when they designed the PS3." What surprised me is that they have both PS1 and PS2 chipsets on the PS3 motherboard, as well as an additional 128MB of flash memory. The number of power controllers was insane, and the size/blade angle of the cooling fan shows why the PS3 is so quiet and yet manages to keep a relatively low temperature.
DJ explain this 128mb flash memory to me. I'm confused...this is on top of the two 256mb's memory...what is flash memory, what does it do?
The PS3 has 630MB of memory. 512 for the system (i.e. game developers to utilize) while the flash memory is supposedly only to store the firmware. Whether developers have access to that flash memory is a total secret, as are most aspects about the system. Flash Memory isn't as fast as dedicated RAM. The Wii for example has 128MB of flash memory used to store online content and such. Sadly it's no substitute for XDR and GDDR3, but it's still good to have. Storing firmware data on a removable hard drive would be a horrid idea.
Cool. So I'm guessing the xbox360 has the same, otherwise they wouldn't be able to do firmware updates... Also because each ps3 has a harddrive - does that mean it can be used for gameplay etc to take steam off the system?
That's a good start. More, more! :) LOL.
okay.yeah big package.but it's a great system.hope i never have to take mine apart.it's got to last at leat 5-10 years like my other sony systems.
The build quality of the PS3 and its components are second to none.The X360's insides look a complete mess.
This fan is scary xD
The consumers: "What do we get for 599 dollars?" Sony corp: -"E-vry-ting you wan-t!"
I agree with you...that's one of the scariest fans I've seen in a long time. I love my PS3, but there's no way I'll sleep in the same room as it for awhile...not with that freaking fan!!!
Hours after the first launch of the PS3 in Japan, some fiddle-fingers already had his PS3 in bits. Then some guy in America went ahead and did it in a more crude method - of smashing it on the pavement (Or trying to anyway) That is such a tight squeeze though isn't it. Wouldn't want that bugger dropping on my foot. As for Sony designing the PS3 to be easily taken apart...this makes me weary that they all might start breaking down and the easy disassembly might give the engineers an easy ride. I dunno, hehe. Wow it looks stunning on the inside just as it does on the outside.
Conversely, that means that they made it easier for the workers that have to assemble the system, thus cutting down the risk of screwups and possibly making the production line faster. At least I know now where the system battery is in case I ever have to replace it. $3? Heh, easy.
its a monster in there
What are you doing??? the horror, the agony, the insanity!!! I can't bare to watch this.... You monsters! P.S. j/k :D
wouldn't it be easier to just show a video instead of 50 pics?
Wow, i would be less scared charging a machine gun nest than doing that, lol. stuff is really packed in there. i still think having the power supply on the outside is not a bad idea...others think different. i noticed on the web page they show were they took the 360 and Wii apart as well. These kind of articles are interesting. it blows me away that people are able to design and build this stuff.
Is it me or does he throw a punch like charlie chaplin in those old black and white comedy films where he pretends to be a boxer
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