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With the help of our friends over at iFixit, TechRepublic presents a cracked open look at the inside of Sony’s dramatically redesigned, cooler, sleeker PlayStation 3 Slim.
What you get
Along with the PS3 Slim you get:
- Sixaxis DualShock 3 controller
- RCA Cables
- USB Cable
- Power Cord
- QuickStart Guide and Instruction Manual
- Welcome to PS3 and PS Network Blu-ray Disc
- One of those “Guide to Video Game Ratings” guides that nobody gives a [redacted] about.
Seven Phillips screws need to be removed from the bottom. Interestingly enough, the rubber pad on the front-right corner of the PS3 has no screw hidden underneath it. Imagine our surprise when we removed it!
Closeup of the massive fan
This is a brushless DC motor, which is fairly standard for fans in devices like this. Brushless motors are quieter than more traditional fans, but require fine computer control to function. It is not a maglev fan like Apple is known to use, however.
And here it is
This is the largest fan we’ve come across in a consumer electronics device of this size. Sony is really taking cooling quite seriously.
The ~95 mm diameter 17 blade impeller was definitely designed with quiet in mind. It is extremely stiff and presumably made of ABS plastic.