Instructions: 1. Preparing the PS3 Check your PS3 for any data that you may want to back up before switching hard drives. Back up your information. This can be done with a removable USB thumb drive, or a USB hard drive. Power off the PS3. Switch the main power switch on the PS3 to the “off” position. This will ensure that your PS3 is completely off. Disconnect all of the wires from your PS3. This includes any A/V cords, power cord and Ethernet cord coming from the back of the console.
2. Removing the Old Hard Drive Place the system on a hard surface so that the “HDD” panel is facing up. This is the compartment that the current hard drive is in. Remove the “HDD” panel. Remove the blue screw Pull the hard drive and harness out of the side of the PS3. With the harness screw removed, the whole thing should slide right out. Remove the two screws that hold the hard drive into the metal harness. Set the screws aside, as they will be required to put the new hard drive in.
3. Installing the New Hard Drive Place your new hard drive into the metal harness and secure it into place with the two screws that you removed previously. Place the hard drive and harness assembly into the hard drive compartment. The SATA plugs on the end of the new hard drive will plug right back into the PS3. Screw the harness back into position with the blue screw. Place the plastic HDD cover back onto the side of your PS3.
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Doesn't Come With The Hard Drive BracketI recently purchased my third PS3 system. It was the new 199$ model with the 12 gb of flash memory for storage. My plan was to save a couple bucks by purchasing the system and buying this hard drive for 20$+shipping. I was hoping that the hard drive would come with a mounting bracket for the new PS3 but that's not the case. Sony didn't include a hard drive bracket in the system either. So now I have had to special order a bracket off amazon. That was an additional 15$. That puts me up to 235$+ shipping. Not such a great deal now. I should have bit the bullet and bought the 250$ model with the bigger hard drive to begin with. If only it came with the hard drive bracket, then it would have been a better purchase.