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The Sony PlayStation (SCPH-1000) earns an 8 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is easiest to repair):

The console is made up of few components, and each one is straightforward to remove and replace.

Only a Phillips screwdriver and a spudger are needed for complete disassembly.

The optical drive is one of the easiest components to remove—a good sign knowing these were prone to fail on older models.

Because the PlayStation has been around the block several times, repair and service information is widely available, although likely much to Sony's chagrin.

All of the I/O ports on the back of the console are soldered to the motherboard.