Reply
Dec 15 2011
By: TiagoPina First Son 18 posts
Offline
Accepted Solution

PS3 Turns on, and then right off.

7 replies 12467 views Edited Dec 15, 2011

Hello all.

So this is my 3rd PS3 and honestly, I am pissed.

First 2 bluray drives died and now this.

I Plug in the PS3... Turn it on and it shuts off almost instantly as if I had unplugged it.

Completelly off.

Then I remove the cable from the back, plug it back in, red light comes on.

I turn it on, it shuts off again.

This happens 3 or 4 times then it works normally... I can play anything, watch movies, go online. No problem.

So I contacted Sony and they told me to have it plugged straight into the outlet as my surge protector could be the problem.

Did it... NO GOOD... Same problem happens.

I tried leaving it plugged in to see if it made a difference, tried next day, Same problem happens.

I saw online that there's a know problem with the power supply in the PS3... Some videos on Youtube show how to ajust some levers to increase power as a fix, but I can't be sure.

Anyone else had the same problem??? and most importantly... Since this is known, is Sony offering any remediation whatsoever?

Message 1 of 8 (12,467 Views)
0 Likes
MVP Support
Registered: 03/01/2010
Offline
18791 posts
 

Re: PS3 Turns on, and then right off.

Dec 15, 2011

That does sound like a power supply problem but there are no levers to adjust to change the output. You can't believe everything you see online. Check eBay for a power supply from the same model PS3 as yours and change it out. It's relatively easy to do.

Message 2 of 8 (12,467 Views)
0 Likes
First Son
Registered: 02/10/2009
Offline
18 posts
 

Re: PS3 Turns on, and then right off.

Dec 15, 2011

I most likelly will have to buy a new power supply.

ne1atall... Did you see that video on youtube???

I'm researched a lot and it seems this fix is legit...

Anyway... I called my local Play n Trade... They'll install a new one for me for $60... I won't run the risk of messing up the whole thing over $60 bucks.

Message 3 of 8 (12,467 Views)
0 Likes
MVP Support
Registered: 03/01/2010
Offline
18791 posts
 

Re: PS3 Turns on, and then right off.

Dec 15, 2011

TiagoPina wrote:

I most likelly will have to buy a new power supply.

ne1atall... Did you see that video on youtube???

I'm researched a lot and it seems this fix is legit...

Anyway... I called my local Play n Trade... They'll install a new one for me for $60... I won't run the risk of messing up the whole thing over $60 bucks.

No post a link. I've changed my power supply before and I saw no levers.

Message 4 of 8 (12,467 Views)
0 Likes
First Son
Registered: 02/10/2009
Offline
18 posts
 

Re: PS3 Turns on, and then right off.

Dec 15, 2011

Part 1 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=84oXv9w8_hc

Part 2 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=GapgMlj_6H8

And  another one showing the same:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ENdoxIVshM

I am tempted to try it, but for $60, i might just have the Play n trade guy do it.

Message 5 of 8 (12,467 Views)
0 Likes
MVP Support
Registered: 03/01/2010
Offline
18791 posts
 

Re: PS3 Turns on, and then right off.

Dec 15, 2011

TiagoPina wrote:

Part 1 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=84oXv9w8_hc

Part 2 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=GapgMlj_6H8

And  another one showing the same:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ENdoxIVshM

I am tempted to try it, but for $60, i might just have the Play n trade guy do it.

I wouldn't recommend doing that. It's your PS3 and you're free to do what you want but if you don't adjust those outputs just right you're likely to fry your motherboard. I'd play it safe and spend the $60.

P.S. Thanks for the links. I didn't take my supply apart. I just changed it and those aren't exactly levers but you can make adjustments. I never knew that.

Message 6 of 8 (12,467 Views)
0 Likes
First Son
Registered: 02/10/2009
Offline
18 posts
 

Re: PS3 Turns on, and then right off.

Dec 19, 2011

Hey ne1atall...

So I decided to try something before I took it to get fixed.

I noticed that my power was going down completelly. Not going red or yellow. Not going back to stand by. not freezing.

Just simply going dead.

So I tried my PSP power cord (Same wattage)and.... ISSUE FIXED.

It was the friggin power cord.

Thanks for your help again.

Message 7 of 8 (12,467 Views)
0 Likes
First Son
Registered: 01/06/2014
Offline
1 posts
 

Re: PS3 Turns on, and then right off.

[ Edited ]
Jan 6, 2014

So all u did was switch your power cord did it have a higher voltage 

 

Edit: Necrobumped thread locked

 

 

Message 8 of 8 (3,684 Views)
0 Likes