PS3 HDD caddy

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PostPS3 HDD caddy
by Moggy » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:41 am

I have decided to get some use out of my old fat PS3 and signed up to PS+. Good stuff, except my hard drive (60gb) is strawberry floating tiny compared to some of the games.

I have bought a 500gb HDD, and have attempted to replace it, but the bastard screws on the caddy are refusing to come out. The blue screw was bad enough but I managed to get it undone with pliers, the 4 screws on the actual caddy will not move though.

I have searched around for a replacement caddy, but can only seem to find ones for the slim or super slim models. Will these work ok with an old PS3 or does anybody know where I can buy a replacement caddy?

I currently just have the HDD wedged in there, it works but I don’t think it is a long term solution. :lol:

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PostRe: PS3 HDD caddy
by Andrew Mills » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:18 pm

Moggy wrote:I have decided to get some use out of my old fat PS3 and signed up to PS+. Good stuff, except my hard drive (60gb) is strawberry floating tiny compared to some of the games.

I have bought a 500gb HDD, and have attempted to replace it, but the bastard screws on the caddy are refusing to come out. The blue screw was bad enough but I managed to get it undone with pliers, the 4 screws on the actual caddy will not move though.

I have searched around for a replacement caddy, but can only seem to find ones for the slim or super slim models. Will these work ok with an old PS3 or does anybody know where I can buy a replacement caddy?

I currently just have the HDD wedged in there, it works but I don’t think it is a long term solution. :lol:

Be careful when buying replacement Slim caddies, it turns out there's more than one version :x :x They're subtly different (example: one type has a long thin bit cut out at the end of it, the other has no but but two bumps instead. Picking the wrong one prevents you from fitting it in to your PS3. So check which version you have now and ask before you buy to make sure it's the same version of caddy.

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PostRe: PS3 HDD caddy
by Moggy » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:22 pm

Cheers.

I thought it might be the case that they were all different sizes. I can't find any for sale that suggest they fit the fat PS3. :x Sony. :fp:

Will have to rip apart my old one and slot the new hard drive in. I probably will not be able to screw it back in properly, but it should be a little more secure in there.

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PostRe: PS3 HDD caddy
by Stugene » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:14 pm

try using the right sized screwdriver

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PostRe: PS3 HDD caddy
by Moggy » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:20 pm

Stugene wrote:try using the right sized screwdriver


I did, the screws are gooseberry fool and just melt no matter what screwdriver you try and use.

Anyway, just phoned Sony and asked if they had replacement caddys or knew where I could get them. The lady was really helpful and agreed to send a new one out in the post. She didn't even mention a charge. Great service. :wub:

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PostRe: PS3 HDD caddy
by Stugene » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:23 pm

Moggy wrote:
Stugene wrote:try using the right sized screwdriver


I did, the screws are gooseberry fool and just melt no matter what screwdriver you try and use.

Anyway, just phoned Sony and asked if they had replacement caddys or knew where I could get them. The lady was really helpful and agreed to send a new one out in the post. She didn't even mention a charge. Great service. :wub:


I've removed and replaced the hard drive on three large ps3s. I never had that problem, because i used the right side screwdriver. Screws only do that if you jam a novelty screwdriver into them.

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PostRe: PS3 HDD caddy
by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:50 pm

I had no issues with the screws when changing the hard drive in my fat PS3.

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PostRe: PS3 HDD caddy
by Moggy » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:39 am

My heroes :wub:

The screwdriver I used fit the screws perfectly. As I turned, the screws wouldn't move and ended up just stripping.

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PostRe: PS3 HDD caddy
by Andrew Mills » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:17 pm

Moggy wrote:My heroes :wub:

The screwdriver I used fit the screws perfectly. As I turned, the screws wouldn't move and ended up just stripping.

Same here, I have one screw left of four that's threaded bare and it won't come off the caddy. :evil:


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