on 18-05-2010 12:46 PM
I'm guessing my PS3 is one of the original 60gb ones, because my original PS3 died on me, so I sent it off to Sony and they sent me a same model refurbished one back.
Anyway I was playing on Lost Planet 2 other night when suddenly my PS3 just switched off with no warning, when it happened I heard a wierd pop like sound.
Now it doesn't turn on whatsoever, no lights, no noise, nothing. I tried the PS3 power cable with the computer and that powers up fine, then tried computer power cable into PS3, nothing. Ive always laid the PS3 flat and it's well ventilated so I don't think it's overheated otherwise it would turn back on.
Both the power cable and HDMI cable are Sony products btw.
So now I guess it might be the power supply unit.
I was wandering if anyone else has had this problem and how they sorted it out, and yes my PS3 is well out of warranty, and I don't fancy sending it off to Sony to get it sorted since it's rather expensive.
on 18-05-2010 12:59 PM
sorry to hear of your problems, been checking other forums for you, sadly, it seems, as you said,it's going to be expensive to get fixed (one guy on AV forums suggested £160, so if true, my only suggestion is getting a new 250gig slim, and get the extended warranty with it, just in case.
My first PS3 60 gig (original machine, day of release) did switch itself on/off for no reason, so eventualy changed to 80gig, now happy with 250gig slim (there is a better fan on the 250gig machines, much less noise than the 120gig versions).
on 18-05-2010 13:02 PM
on 18-05-2010 13:11 PM
Yeh that warranty ran out a long time ago, and last time I rang Sony up the guy didn't really suggest anything useful but to send it off to Sony for like £160(which I did in the end). I usually only ring helplines as a very last resort. Plus the LP2 disc is still in PS3 and I wanna at least retrieve some data off it. BTW My HDD is a 320GB one, but i'm pretty ***** sure that isn't the cause since i've had that HDD on my other PS3 which suffered from YLoD
on 18-05-2010 13:37 PM
on 18-05-2010 14:29 PM
on 18-05-2010 14:38 PM
Yeh I suspected as much it might have been something to do with the power supply unit somewhere, I did take it apart yesterday, wasn't really too sure what I was looking for. I looked at the power supply unit but since I wasn't sure what I was looking at, didn't find anything too wrong apart from one thing, which was, there are two quite large copper like coils both of which had small yellow dried 'goop' on it, not sure if it that stuff is meant to be there or not. I'm gonna take another look with a friend tonight and try a spare power supply unit he has.
Info from you guys has been really helpful, and more info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
on 18-05-2010 14:55 PM
on 18-05-2010 23:15 PM
After taking a closer look at the PSU with my friend, we discovered that none of the capacitors are blown since none are damaged or leaking yellow goop. Even soldered the fuse off and put a new one on. after that we plugged it in and the same noise occured again, I now know the small pop sound was the fuse being blown, it blew the fuse in the power cable and the fuse in the PSU.
So now i'm guessing there's definately something wrong with the PSU, has anyone else had this happen to their PS3 by any chance since this is one of the first time I've seen this?