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PS3 Opened For Pictures

Hemos posted more than 7 years ago | from the purty-pictures dept.

Hardware 219

An anonymous reader writes "As all of you surely know by now, the PS3 has just been released in Japan. What you might find interesting, however, is that among those 80 000 happy PS3 owners (or self-appointed resellers) was at least one who decided it was his or her sacred mission to crack this puppy open for a peek inside. About the article, it is in Japanese. Someone who knows enough of this fabled language of wonder well enough would do well to offer some translations, although I don't really suspect that the story is the most important thing here..."

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219 comments

Translation (5, Informative)

dada21 (163177) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825232)

Ugh. Japanese is annoying, hah.

November 11th, the Playstation 3 was released.

People are talking a lot about the quantity initially available, etc, but the product is also gaining attention because of positive features such as the Blue Ray drive and other hardware (CELL?).

The 60GB hard drive version can be purchased, so you'll see information on it right now.

First the site will discuss all the basic information of the product, and then go into detail on each section.

1. The package is heavy.
2. Here is the list of contents in the package.
3. Here's a picture of the box open
4. Here is a list of what comes with the package.
5. Here's a picture of the back.
6. Here's a picture of the left.
7. Here's a picture of the right.
8. Here's the memory card reader.
9. You can access the HDD slot.
10. Here's the 60GB Seagate hard drive.

Note
When dissassemblnig the product, you lose the manufacturer's warranty.
The PC Watch editorial staff is not responsible for any damage that my might occur if you take apart your model. It will damage the unit.

The editors of PC Watch will not answer any questions submitted about taking apart the product.

More photos:

1. The warning seal is similar to the PS2
2. When the seal is peeled off, "VOID" becomes visible.
3. Under the warning seal is a special screw which must be removed to get the cover off.
4. When you remove the large screw, the cover can be opened.
5. The cable which is connected to the cover goes to the memory card reader.
6. Removing the case shows you the BD drive and power supply.
7. Look at the power supply. It is a direct 100V power supply. The power supply is small.
8. The baseplate on the front side of the power supply is likely for separating the wireless networking from the power supply, along with the necessary cables.
9. When the BD drive, power supply and wireless networking system is removed, you can see the motherboard seal and the heatsink.
10. The the bottom of the case is removed, you can see the huge cooling fan who is not visible from outside the case.
11. Difference angle of the cooling fan. There is approximately 16cm of contact area for the fan.
12. You can see the fins for the heatsink and cooling system.
13. The cooling fan removed.
14. The heatsink removed, you can see the cooling piping.
15. Here's the motherboard top.
16. Here's the motherboard bottom.
17. Here are for big chips. The leftmost side is probably for the PS software emulation.
18. The next chip is the graphics chipset.
19. Under the seal of the graphics chipset, we see 4 chips.
20. The graphics memory is made by Samsung
21. The right most chip is a Sony CXD2973GB.
22. Not sure what this says, but it is connected with a lot of wires.

Re:Translation (1)

The Great Pretender (975978) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825392)

They forgot to comment on how shiny it is. You know that shiny sells.

Translation: powdered men. (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16826470)

"They forgot to comment on how shiny it is. You know that shiny sells."

Well then, bald men should be leaping off the shelves then.

Re:Translation (1)

UbuntuDupe (970646) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825672)

The summary says, "About the article, it is in Japanese." I heard that in Japanese, it's actually common to form sentences like this. If so, that would be kinda cool. Anyone want to correct me on this?

Re:Translation (1)

adavies42 (746183) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825746)

Yes, that's most likely a direct translation out of Japanese. The original would be something like "-wa Nihongo desu". ( stands for the Japanese word for "article", which I'm too lazy to look up.)

Re:Translation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825834)

That's correct - the reason is that you use a certain syllable (wa) to mark the topic of conversation and then you follow that up with something like 'written in japanese' which refers to the topic. A simple way to translate this pattern is to say 'about the [topic], it is ...'

Re:Translation (1)

fbjon (692006) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826498)

A few minor clarifications, if I may humbly:

11. The 16cm (about) is the diameter for the fan, not contact area
17. "[...]. The one to the left says EE+GS. I think it's for running PS2 software"
21. "The one to the top right is a Sony-made controller: CXD2973GB"
22. "To the bottom right is the CELL. It's number is CXD2964GB, printed on it. It's connected with very thick trace patterns to the RSX"

w00t (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825238)

First reply.

Re:w00t (1)

stunt_penguin (906223) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826626)

Not only were you not the first reply, you posted after someone who managed acquire or create and then post a tranlation of the submitted article, which was in Japanese.

Not sure but the Japanese word for that is, but I believe the gamer term is pwned

Nice Headline (2, Funny)

aardwolf64 (160070) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825244)

I read the headline to the story, and then saw the pictures of the PS3. That thing looks like a flatbed scanner! Opened for Pictures indeed...

Re:Nice Headline (0, Offtopic)

nmb3000 (741169) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825338)

That thing looks like a flatbed scanner!

Because it is a flatbed scanner! You don't pay $600 for a console without expecting it to perform above and beyond the call of duty (pun intended). It scans, faxes, prints, and makes delicious pancakes, and that's just for starters.

I hear you can buy an addon kit for another $300 that lets it "play games" too, but that's just a rumor I heard on the Interweb. I guess they're calling it the "Xbox 360" plugin (or you can get the "Wii" plugin for $100 less).

Re:Nice Headline (1)

Saige (53303) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825936)

I guess that's why they gave up on the silver and white color schemes - they looked more like George Foreman grills in those colors...

Re:Nice Headline (1)

twistedsymphony (956982) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826640)

I was thinking it looked more like a Grill [therealps3grill.com]

I am used (5, Funny)

cucucu (953756) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825248)

I am used to surfing sites where the pictures are the important thing

ps3 (3, Insightful)

operato (782224) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825250)

the ps3 is so beautiful inside. it makes me want to... i find it quite scary to have the ps2 on a chip. technology moves wayyy too fast and i can't find my tin foil hat!

Re:ps3 (1)

Amouth (879122) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825680)

I will agree with the first point.. but i don't like consols.. BUT i will say that board layout almost looks like a work of art instead of something designed for functions.

might have to wait a while say about jsut over a year and see if i can buy a dead one on ebay for nothing so i can hang it on my wall

Re:ps3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825890)

might have to wait a while say about just over a year and see if i can buy a dead one on ebay for nothing so i can hang it on my wall

This is a new Sony product; I don't think it'll take a whole year to find an ample supply of dead hardware.

Re:ps3 (1, Offtopic)

SydShamino (547793) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826140)

I've always considered my PCB designs to be works of art. In some designs especially, the trace organization screams for symmetry and flow. The walls of my cube are covered in my board layouts, and I have some at home as well.

Incidentally, I can usually beat a frequency target by 2X or more, without specific RF design considerations. I consider this a side of effect of "beautiful" board design - performance derives from form.

This is one reason why, whenever I can justify it, I do my own layouts instead of leaving them to a PCB designer.

Re:ps3 (1)

despik (691728) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826582)

Would you consider making some of the more visually appealing designs available for online viewing? I would really appreciate that.

Translated page (4, Informative)

SgtPepperKSU (905229) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825274)

Translation by Google [google.com]

Google Racism? (5, Funny)

alohatiger (313873) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825708)

Google translation: "Memory card leader"

Is that some kind of ethnic humor?!

Re:Translated page (1)

Raistlin77 (754120) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825830)

That's gotta be one of the most horrible translations I've seen. You're almost better off not knowing what it says. I particularly love the PC Watch Disclaimer:

note

When disassembly/remodelling was done, guarantee of the manufacturer becomes unable to receive.
This reading the article, the damage which it occurs the behavior which it did with (disassembly and the like), the PC Watch editorial staff or the manufacturer, the shop which is purchased does not owe the criticism.
The description regarding internal constitution and the like is the thing in regard to the individual which the editorial staff uses, it is common with it does not limit concerning all products
PC Watch in the editorial staff, concerning this article to individual question it cannot answer the inquiry.

Re:Translated page (1)

andphi (899406) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826700)

It's like the warning on I heard about on a Japanese chainsaw: "Keep out of small children".

Re:Translated page (5, Funny)

MagicM (85041) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825874)

"The HDD slot can access the user"

Made in Russia?

Re:Translated page (1)

LindseyJ (983603) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825980)

It's a good thing I opted out of having those plugs installed in the back of my neck.

Re:Translated page (1)

DrEldarion (114072) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826538)

FINALLY, a fresh take on this tired joke. Kudos.

PS3 Disaseembled video (4, Informative)

Skaber (1017606) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825282)

View http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHS07EFGZ3g&eurl= [youtube.com] to see japaneses opening a PS3 with nothing more than a screwdriver !

Re:PS3 Disaseembled video (1)

millwall (622730) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825388)

see japaneses opening a PS3 with nothing more than a screwdriver !
This sounds wrong... in more ways than I can describe.

Re:PS3 Disaseembled video (1)

invisik (227250) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825396)

Most boring video ever... :)

Actually, when they opened the inner compartment. for a second it looked like there was an Atari inside!

-m

Re:PS3 Disaseembled video (1)

Skaber (1017606) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825440)

try part2 - i guess this is the most interesting part where they get to play with the insides of the unit

Re:PS3 Disaseembled video (1)

invisik (227250) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825732)

Ahh yes, my bad. Part 3 is good as well.

-m

Re:PS3 Disaseembled video (1)

sponga (739683) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825918)

close your eyes and imagine you are at a Japanese porn shoot when the video plays.

eBay (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825314)

In other news, they sell on eBay for $1400-1600 [ebay.com] .

So those are some pretty expensive pictures you're Slashdotting :-)

Re:eBay (1)

operato (782224) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825630)

and they say the retail price of the ps3 is wayyyy too expensive. yea right!

Re:eBay (1)

SgtPepperKSU (905229) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825750)

Try $3050 [ebay.com] . And, in this case, the seller doesn't even have the unit yet!

Almost three times more (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16826834)

Try $9100 [ebay.com] .

Brief summary of the brief text (1)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825340)

The top states that they got a ps3 and really wanted to look inside. The big red box states that opening your ps3 will void the warranty, they will not answer any questions about doing so, and you won't be able to return it to the shop if you open it.

PS3 (2, Interesting)

blackmonday (607916) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825394)

I found in interesting that PS3 has compact flash and SD card slots, in addition to memory stick. Pretty cool I guess, but I would have only expected Sony's proprietary (and not that expensive anymore) memory stick.

Am I the only one on Slashdot who thinks PS3 will eventually be a huge hit? Look forward 4 years down the line, and I think this console has better chances than Xbox 360 or the Wii (which I have pre-ordered). I'm sure the 360 will eventually have HD-DVD built in BTW.

Re:PS3 (1)

SharpFang (651121) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825756)

The question is what can you do with these slots.

I mean, I have Nokia 5510 with 64MB Flash and USB interface.But you can use that flash only for mp3s for the mp3 player, and the usb only for uploading the mp3s. to do things like syncing addressbooks, uploading ringtones or logos, downloading/uploading SMS and so on you need to use a proprietary plug that goes under the battery, costs arm and leg and is available almost strictly to servicemen.

Quite likely you won't be able to do anything other than view photos you have stored on the SD, and no hope of using it for any other data.

Re:PS3 (1)

hattig (47930) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826022)

According to comments on other sites, you can view any media that's attached via the memory card readers or USB - including MPEG4 videos on a USB attached hard drive.

Considering that in addition you can directly swap the hard drive yourself and the manual tells you how, Sony really appear to be very open with the PS3. Install a new OS? Yes, the option is there in the firmware. This is most unlike Sony! i guess that time restraints meant they couldn't implement all the feature limitations that they actually wanted to do :p

Compared to the very very closed nature of the XBox360 this could turn out to be very interesting. Also how long is it before someone works out a way of playing copied PS2 games from a hard drive/DVDR on the incorporated PS2 hardware?

Re:PS3 (1)

HappySqurriel (1010623) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825836)

Personally, I believe that if Sony is still performing reasonably well in Q4 2008 they will be able to dominate the market; but that is a big if.

Over the next 24 months Nintendo and Microsoft have an opportunity to build a lead in system sales, and use that lead to take development away from the PS3. If Nintendo and Microsoft are successful, the PS3 will be approaching a reasonable price (for most users) but will have so little content that it will not become a popular product, if they're unsuccessful the PS3 will have tons of content. This content will determine how successful the PS3 really will be ...

The problem I see for the PS3 (at the moment) is that in the second half of 2007 (when they get supply under control) the XBox 360 (and possibly the Wii) will have a 5 to 10 Million unit lead and will (likely) recieve a price drop which will increase sales; with the (suspected) losses the Sony is taking on the PS3 they may not be able to afford a price drop in 2007 which would (possibly) mean that the XBox 360/Wii could build enough of a lead to get developers to drop support for the PS3 pretty early on.

Re:PS3 (3, Funny)

grommit (97148) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825958)

Report to Zonk for re-education mister! Sony is an evil company and the PS3 is going to be a total failure and Zonk will make sure of that.

I can see the Slashdot offices later on today...

Zonk: Hey Hemos, I saw that PS3 submission you put up earlier today, about opening the case.
Hemos: Yeah, I thought it was pretty cool that it can be opened so easily and the hard drive upgraded.
Zonk: Yeah... about that...
Hemos: Hmm?
Zonk: *bashes Hemos' head in with a Swingline stapler*
Hemos: Grngh!

Re:PS3 (1)

tompatman (936656) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826436)

I agree that the PS3 has much potential to be a big hit, mainly because I think Blu-Ray will win the format war. There's a lot of naysayers on slashdot who say that this drive is irrelevant and who needs hi-def anyway. It's obvious most of these people have not seen hi-def in their living room and that it blows traditional television away. Someone looking for a media center to stream stuff from their PC to the living room, a Blu Ray player and a new video game console will find this to be a good deal. Think it's too expensive? In two years when the cost of manufacturing significantly drops (along with the retail price) it will be a bargain. Especially when HDTVs will have a lot more market penetration by then and lots of customers will be hungry for a player to show off their shiny new TV. I'm sure this is the long term gamble that Sony is hoping to win on.

Re:PS3 (2, Insightful)

Rayonic (462789) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826550)

Am I the only one on Slashdot who thinks PS3 will eventually be a huge hit? Look forward 4 years down the line, and I think this console has better chances than Xbox 360 or the Wii (which I have pre-ordered).

If it takes 4 years for the PS3 to catch on, all the developers will have abandoned it by then. Hell, I'm not sure it can survive a single dead year without losing this generation.

Looks pretty but.. (5, Funny)

johnlcallaway (165670) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825412)

...how the hell are you supposed to stack anything on top of it?? Why can't engineers make something that is pretty AND functional. Including enough space for front-to-back air movement.

Oh ... I understand. Marketing got involved.
  • Marketing: Let's make it neat.
  • Engineer: But that takes up too much space.
  • Marketing: But it's cool.
  • Engineer: But it still takes up too much space.
  • Marketing: To late, it's already in production

Re:Looks pretty but.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825564)

how the hell are you supposed to stack anything on top of it?

They rounded it to:
  • Keep the dust from building up (roll off dust bunnies)
  • Force people to clean up after themselves rather than leaving games on top of the console
  • The console heats up and would melt any games left sitting on top of it


Jim

Re:Looks pretty but.. (4, Funny)

abradsn (542213) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825678)

Engineering: I don't like pretty or neat stuff.
Marketing: Do you like to get money?
Engineering: Do whatever it takes, I'll make it work.
Marketing: Okay, Thanks.

You have no idea what you are talking about (1)

technoextreme (885694) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825748)

...how the hell are you supposed to stack anything on top of it?? Why can't engineers make something that is pretty AND functional. Including enough space for front-to-back air movement.

It's not the engineers job. That is the designers job. Designers work on aesthetics and engineers work making sure that the designers idea is feasible.

Re:Looks pretty but.. (2, Insightful)

DrSkwid (118965) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825856)

Marketing : can't we make it fit in with otu hi-fi range and make it stackable.
Engineer : It overheats when you stack it, better make it unstackable.

Re:Looks pretty but.. (1)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825870)

Marketing: But it's cool.

I heard that it's anything but cool...

Re:Looks pretty but.. (1)

ErMaC (131019) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825924)

...how the hell are you supposed to stack anything on top of it??

Cause, y'know, stacking things on top of a massive-heat-producing electronics device which is probably sitting in a poorly insulated stereo cabinet or on the carpet is a great idea!

Re:Looks pretty but.. (1)

TeknoHog (164938) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826120)

There's a possibility you're not supposed to stack things on top of it. Cooling is only one of the reasons. For example, my previous laptop (a Toshiba Satellite) had a weird indentation on the outside of the lid/screen. There was an explanation that it is there to discourage use as a writing pad, to reduce potential for damage. It's kind of patronizing, but in the end it works, and besides it maintains a nicer look over time.

Speaking of looks, you shouldn't underestimate the importance of nice design in a device that is going to be rather visible in a living room. I get the impression that the PS3 is designed to stand upright, though it should also work horizontally.

Thanks! (4, Funny)

blackmonday (607916) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825420)

Hey, thanks for the circuit board pics. I just figured out where to solder the modchip!

English Takeapart (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825430)

There's already takeaparts of the US version, in english.

http://dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4908 [dailytech.com]

Google Translation is GOOD (1)

LanMan04 (790429) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825442)

The Google Translation [google.com] of this page is surprisingly easy to understand.

Re:Google Translation is GOOD (1)

Endo13 (1000782) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825984)

In hi-tech Japan, HDD slot can access YOU!

Sorry... just couldn't resist...

YouTube disassembly videos (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825454)

Part 1 [youtube.com] , 2 [youtube.com] , 3 [youtube.com] , 4 [youtube.com] .

Impressed (1)

shirizaki (994008) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825466)

They managed to not have a huge power brick sitting outside of the console and they managed to fit PS1 and PS2 full backwards compatability. I smell a Final Fantasy marathon!

Otherwise, it looks like a well built console. Hopefully the reports of blu ray lasers deaths and disk read errors are slim to none.

Slashdotted in Japanese (2, Funny)

StewedSquirrel (574170) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825512)

How do you say slashdotted in Japanese?

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (1)

Temkin (112574) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825736)

The lameness filter won't let me post it directly, but try Japanese characters #12468 #12472 #12521

Preferably screamed...

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (5, Funny)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825764)

"Srashdotted" maybe?

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (2, Funny)

Aladrin (926209) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826364)

Hm, almost... It'd actually be more like:

surashudotedu /nitpick

Yours is funnier than mine, though... Can't fix that and let the OCD win, too.

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825772)

Srashdotted

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (1)

level4 (1002199) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825840)

I'd tell you, but slashdot can't display japanese characters. Great work guys! Real up-to-date!

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (1)

Hades- (16878) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825944)

Which I find pretty odd, considering there is even a Japanese Slashdot [slashdot.jp]

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825896)

sureshudottedo

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825910)

HARAKIRI

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16826016)

GODZIRRAAAAAA!!!!!

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (1)

stud9920 (236753) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826052)

why, with lots of question marks of course.

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826284)

"Somebody set us up the bandwidth !!"
"We get HTTP-GET !!"

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16826330)

"Load averages turn on!"

"It's you!"

"How are you gentlemen! All of your server are belong to us! You are on your way to slashdotting!"

"What you say?"

"You have no chance to change IP make your time!"

"HA HA HA"

Re:Slashdotted in Japanese (1)

Liath (950770) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826682)

(how to "say" slashdotted in japanese)

It's one of these (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825526)

Article that has been translated (1, Informative)

Beached (52204) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825542)

Here is the google translation:
November 11th, PLAYSTATION 3 was sold.

But sale quantity and the like becomes topic tend, has become the product whose, good point such as CELL and loading of BD drive is many even hardware.

Because 60GB version could be procured, you will try seeing content right away.

First, it is the schedule which sends the bulletin compilation, after that keeps introducing the individual product.

Package. Weight is heavy very Contents of package When the box is opened

Packing thing summary Substance rear Substance left side

Substance right side surface Memory card leader

The HDD slot can access the user As for HDD of 60GB Seagete make

  note

When disassembly/remodelling was done, guarantee of the manufacturer becomes unable to receive.
This reading the article, the damage which it occurs the behavior which it did with (disassembly and the like), the PC Watch editorial staff or the manufacturer, the shop which is purchased does not owe the criticism.
The description regarding internal constitution and the like is the thing in regard to the individual which the editorial staff uses, it is common with it does not limit concerning all products
PC Watch in the editorial staff, concerning this article to individual question it cannot answer the inquiry.

The warning seal which is similar to PS2. When this is peeled off, repair becomes unable to receive When the seal is peeled off, the letter "of VOID" floats and rises

Under the warning seal the special screw which is removed, most the cover outside is removed The screw whose large number is long is removed, finally the chassis opens The cable which has extended to the cover above with just 1, is connected to the card leader

When the upper cover of the case is removed. The left BD drive, the right the [hu] has gone down with power source Entrance of power source. It is not the AC adapter, 100V enters directly. Power source capacity you feel comparatively as for power source small The baseplate which is on front side of power source seems like related to wireless LAN from the seal and wiring etc

When BD drive and power source, the wireless LAN baseplate is removed, finally the seal of the motherboard is visible. As for central stay for fixing of heat sink When the case of bottom side is removed, the enormous cooling fan which is not visible so far is expressed Changing angle, the cooling fan which you saw. There is approximately 16cm with the pouring transfer

Around the cooling fan with the heat sink, the fin is visible When the cooling fan is removed Removing the heat sink, when it is turned over. The heat pipe is running

The motherboard surface (* the large picture opens in another window)
Motherboard back (* the large picture opens in another window)

Four big tips/chips are visible on the motherboard. The leftmost side EE+GS. It is thought one for operation of the software for PS2 Being next "is RSX" of the graphic tip/chip

When the heat spreader of RSX is peeled off, GDDR3 memory is expressed 4 tips/chips The graphic memory of Samsung make is designated as on module

Being on the right side the is SONY make controller "CXD2973GB" Under right side CELL. "CXD2964GB" and type turn are struck. RSX it is connected with very thick pattern

The home page of SCE
http://www.scei.co.jp/ [scei.co.jp]
PLAYSTATION 3 home page
http://www.jp.playstation.com/ps3/ [playstation.com]
-related article
"Play station 3" article link collection (GAME)
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/backno/ne ws/ps3link.htm [impress.co.jp]
PLAYSTATION 3 link collection (AV)
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/link/ps3.ht m [impress.co.jp]

(2006 November 11th)

[Reported by date@impress.co.jp]

Alternate Translation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16826038)

In AD 11/11 console war was beginning.

Site Down (1)

thejrwr (1024073) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825550)

As of 11/13/06 11:42AM CST the site is down, not even a ping comes back

This OPEN PLATFORM thing appeared too... (4, Interesting)

thatguywhoiam (524290) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825608)

... for interested linux people: check this out. [playstation.com] Just a teaser, but looks promising.

PLAYSTATION®3 allows any desired third-party system software to be installed on it besides its system software provided by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Details will be posted on this site soon.

Interesting, no? Add that to the fact that there are 3rd party memory cards supported, and no wacky media formats in the PS3's OS (its all MP3/AAC/MPEG2/MPEG4), and makes one hope, distantly, that Sony may be changing their ways...

Re:This OPEN PLATFORM thing appeared too... (1)

Optic7 (688717) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825956)

Interesting. It looks like they might be serious about making the PS3 into a general computing device. It's still a little expensive to really be useful, but maybe in a few years when the price comes down and we find out what kind of performance you can get in general computing tasks (maybe running linux?), it could be cool.

Re:This OPEN PLATFORM thing appeared too... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16826036)

makes one hope, distantly, that Sony may be changing their ways...

PlayStation.com requires Javascript to be turned on in your browser.


Great start except I'm not 12 years old and I don't play games. If I'm going to drop this much to play with cell then I expect information to be availiable in a more sober manner. [sony.com] There's no reason Sony can't market the hardware appropriately. This is far more than a games platform.

Other site's translation. (2, Informative)

88NoSoup4U88 (721233) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825690)

Found this blog article [mafiablog.net] (from a few days ago), which seems to have about the same pics and a translation.

Heatsink small (1)

wonkavader (605434) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825734)

Hey, I'm impressed by the smallness of the heatsink. I thought four chipsof this oomph would need a big heatsink. That's not bad at all. Someone who has one: How hot is the chassis when it's running?

If Zonk had submitted this article .... (4, Funny)

level4 (1002199) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825752)

It seems that Sony is not content with forcing hundreds of foreigners to wait in line, in the cold rain, just to earn a few dollars for food .. now it's taunting disappointed fans worldwide by pulling apart a perfectly good PS3, taking pictures of its wrecked insides, and just posting it on the web to get page views. Is this sickening snuff photography par for the course in this godless age, and will the degenerate hoots of paedophile basement-dwellers clicking furiously from one voyeuristic desecration to the next drown out the heart-wrenching sobs of the child you know whose Christmas dreams have been forever ruined because of this soulless, wretched visual excursion into the depths of Sony's capitalist depravity?"
Looks like the PS3's actual value is about $1.50 in plastic and metal. Nicely done.

How about us ENGLISH speaking nerds... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16825818)

Ok, all fine and interesting, but looking at pictures is really not going to be of much help, so how about an English translation? I know that Americans and other English speakers (and writers) are so "language challanged", but really folks...

Now It's Real (2, Funny)

blueZhift (652272) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825844)

I guess it's not really real until someone takes it apart! Now I believe!

Move Zig (1)

HoboMaster (639861) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825872)

For great justice, open up every game console!

PLAYSTATION 3 (1)

Dankling (596769) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825878)

I guess they weren't expecting it.....

video... (1)

artifex2004 (766107) | more than 7 years ago | (#16825884)

My submission yesterday had video [flexbeta.net] , too. And a disturbing link with a horror movie... :)

Hot pictures (1)

Chonnawonga (1025364) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826006)

Is it a bad sign that I find these pictures sexy?

Brief summary (1)

exp(pi*sqrt(163)) (613870) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826242)

The web site is /.ed so here's a summary:

The PS3 contains a board with the word 'Sony' printed on it. All over this board (and through it) are metal tracks connecting bits called 'components'. Many of these components are black squares known as 'chips'. Some of these chips are bigger than the others. Among these are the 'CPU' and the specialized 'graphics chips'. There are some other components like little itty bitty cannisters called 'capacitors' and teeny-weeny rectangles with metal ends called 'surface mount resistors'. There's also a metal box called a 'hard drive' and lots of wires. And there's probably a fan.

Self-appointed resellers?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16826266)

I thought that Sony was closing down PS2/3 resellers, at least those who sell Japanese units to Europe. Are they available?

By the way, the article 500'ed out on me... /.ed

  http://lyricslist.com/ [lyricslist.com]

It's pretty and all (1)

kahrytan (913147) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826302)

It is nice to see PS3. And we all know the games will look nice.

But will it cook you breakfast at the same time? Scrambled Eggs is good.

PS3? (1)

dorianh49 (988940) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826460)

PS3? Wiiiiiiiiiii!

Re:PS3? (1)

GNious (953874) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826710)

Yeah, thats really gonna create some confusion in french-speaking gamestores...

1: voudrais-vous un PS3?
2: Ouiiiii!!!

(Damn, that was lame!) /G

NOT 80,000 happy customers... (1)

Hamster Lover (558288) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826514)

You mean 40,000 happy customers, 40,000 happy eBay sellers and 40,000 happy, although poorer, eBay purchasers.

Hard drive same model as MacBook (1)

HungSquirrel (790165) | more than 7 years ago | (#16826576)

The hard disk is the exact same model that comes in 60 gig MacBooks. MacBook owners who have upgraded their hard drives and still have the original should buy the model with the small disk and pop in the old MacBook drive.

modular components (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16826660)

Some of the most potentially problamatic components (blu-ray, hard drive, power supply) seem to be easily swappable. A big upgrade over the design of the original 'fat' ps2. Good move on sony's part.
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