on 28-04-2012 06:50 PM
I purchased a brand new PS3 Slim 160GB from Amazon and have had it for three days.
Straight away I have a problem with it.
On the first day, after around 6 hours of playing, it switched off. I mean comletley off, there wasnt even a standby light on. To fix this I pressed the on button. This brought back the standby light, then pressing it again would turn the playstation back on.
This has now turned into a regular occurance.
I have tried various things from, turning AC adapter the other way round to having it in different positions and areas.
I don't think it is a heating problem because today it has done it 3 times in a row without even fully loading a game.
I have tried swapping my AC adapter with my brothers who has the same model but that didnt help. I have tried plugging it directly into the wall instead of on an extention cord, to no avail. I have run out of ideas but dont fancy having to send it back to amazon for a replacement.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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on 28-04-2012 06:54 PM
28-04-2012 11:57 PM - edited 28-04-2012 11:58 PM
Oh dear. I wouldn't try that! ^
It sounds like your power supply unit inside the console is becoming tempermental. This isn't a user servicable part and is pretty dangerous to play about with. You're best off giving Sony a call if you're under warranty and they'll be able to replace the console for you for free!
You can get the number for customer support in your region here.
If the console is out of warranty then sony can replace it but will charge around £130 for the priveledge, so you may be cheaper off buying another or seeing if somewhere like GAME or GameStation can fix it for you.
(Once again, I strongly advise against doing any repair work yourself as you'll risk damaging the internal components, and yourself and will invalidate any warranty you may have!)
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