Easy PS3 Repair
The original models of the PS3 were backwards compatible with the PlayStation 2, but later revisions dropped that functionality. When the PS3 was first released, it was one of the few devices that could play Blu-ray discs. Some people bought PS3s just to play high-definition movies in the beginning, then used it for games as they got cheaper.
The most often replaced PlayStation 3 parts include the thermal pads, hard drive, and power supply.
The PS3 was first officially announced at E3 2005, and was released at the end of 2006. It was the first console to use Blu-ray Disk technology as its primary storage medium. The console was the first PlayStation to integrate social gaming services, including the PlayStation Network
Repair guides for Playstation 3