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December 22nd, 2011, 09:16
E3 Flasher (http://www.dealsteady.com/e3-flasher-with-slim-power-switch-and-esata-station-advanced-version_p5588.html) Installation on Slim PS3 (http://www.afterdawn.com/hardware/category.cfm/game_consoles?q=playstation%203)

Seldom got the E3 Flasher installation guide from forums, here spend a whole day for the follow instructions of how to install the E3 Flasher on PS3 rightly,hope this could do you a favor. (0||0)!!!

First, we need prepare following item:
One PS3 which can downgrade to 3.55
E3 FLASHER Limited version with 8 accessory. (it will include universal screwer)
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SLIM disassemble tutorial

1: Remove the four hexagon nut under the cover of PS3 bottom.
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2: take out nut on the HD (http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/term.cfm/hd), and get out hardisk .
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3: Remove the seal, and take off all nuts.
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4: open Top cover
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5: Take off the nuts beside power, and unplug power cable besides power, take out power Module.
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6: Remove the black nut on the right of 220V power cable and the nuts on the top of BD (http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/term.cfm/bd) driver (http://www.afterdawn.com/products/product_search.cfm?q=Driver), please note the big and small size, especially the nut on driver is big, don?t mixed when re-install.
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7: Unplug all BD driver data cable
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please note there has a data cable under the driver ,becareful unplug it.
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8: Unplug the front buttom board before take out BD driver. Please note only disconnect with console, no need take out, because there has cable link to mainboard.
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And then cable take out BD DRIVER.
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9: Unplug antenna, and remove from mainboard track, no need disconnect metal of antenna, and unplug the front board together with cable.
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Finally disconnect picture
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10: You need take off four white nuts before take out mainboard.(white nut is fixed for HD)
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And then can take out mainboard
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11: Remove all nuts from metal shade on the back of mainboard
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Take out Metal shade
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SLIM console solder tutorial:
following testing point showes the solder range
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E3 FLASHER provide soft board special for SLIM console, you can install faster with the testing point, no need any diagramme, and 100% safe without any problem.
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Solder sequence
Solder SBCE point first, and solder SBE to fix soft board. If you can watch all testing point in front it means correct location. And then solder VCC (http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/term.cfm/vcc) BVCC GND etc, please note those point need heat little more time because of mainboard technology. And then solder other point. Recommend solder posture :
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By the way, to fix soft board, you can use double-side tape as picture showes, and stick on mainboard.
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Completed
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SLIM console remote tutorial

Now we need connect mainboard which installed soft board well to console again.
1: We need remout metal shade to mainboard, please note soft board need place into HD warehouse.
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After install metal shade correctly
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In addition, for correctly solder , you can test with E3 FLASHER mainboard, check installation testing tutorial2: Place mainboard into case, please note soft board need across HD warehouse of case first, to prevent damage soft board, and then place white and black nuts correctly, and install Antenna correctly.
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2: Install button board and BD drive.
The button board need connect cable first, and don?t install on case because you need install drive first.
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you need connect cable first at the bottom of drive , press connector carefully.
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And connect external cable
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Then install BD drive and another nut At last install button board on mainboard
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3: Install power moduel, please install the two nut well and then install power cable
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4: After close the top cover, you need install all nuts which at the bottom (not include nut on HD warehouse)
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5: Install E3 flasher mainboard the mainboard placed in the special metal shade
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Put it into HD warehouse , just like install HD
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And then ducked the connector on soft board into mainboard socket, you can press from left to right with finger. You will hear clear sound from connector if you connect correctly.
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Install correctly
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Push mainboard into HD warehouse, becareful otherwise it will damage connector of SATA (http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/term.cfm/sata) , or not connect corretly.
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Then, install E3 FLASHER cover board into mainboard, don?t mistake the location.
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Finally install nut of HD warehouse
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If all is correct, you will see LED lighting after connect ps3 power (no need start PS3)
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Finally, connect ESATA (http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/term.cfm/esata) station, put original PS3 HD into esata station and setting

buttom on COVER BOARD to PS3 MODE, OFW.the HD switching sequence is :
turn off PS3=>turn off esata station power=>unplug PS3 power cable=>place HD to esata station=>plug ESATA cable to ps3=>plug PS3 power cable=>power on esata station=>turn on ps3.
If can turn on ps3 correctly, congratulate you are successful !

Lastly,You could also Buy E3 Flasher (http://www.dealsteady.com/e3-flasher-with-slim-power-switch-and-esata-station-advanced-version_p5588.html) here.