12-27-2012 10:45 AM
Ok, so as the title says, my PS3 failed me yesterday. I was in the middle of playing Black Ops II when all of a sudden my ps3 shuts completely off. I thought it was a power failure but my headset and and TV were still on. My ps3 did not have any lights on so I tried to use the power button to turn it on and it goes to the normal standby red light. I though my PS3 was fine, but I go to turn it on with the power button and it turns green for about a second and then shuts completely off again! No lights or anything. And it keeps doing the same thing. Turn it on to red light, try again to turn it on and it shuts off again. What is this?? I tried to find this on forums and stuff, but this is not a common problem apparently. I am ONE MONTH past the one year warranty, so it will be $99 to repair and I don't feel like paying another $99 on top of the 300 that I already paid for this. If it is a hard drive failure, I can easily purchase a new one. I do not think it is the YLOD symptom many people have because I have not seen any yellow lights or flashing red lights. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
12-27-2012 11:30 AM
12-27-2012 11:50 AM
Thanks for the help though. The only problem that I have with sending in my PS3 is not the 99 bucks it is that I will get back a refurb PS3 which may or may not work for a long time. I would like my things that I purchased to work for quite a while. Has anyone had any experience with Sony's repair service? Is it any good? Or should I just buy a new PS3? Or is there any chance for my PS3 yet?
12-27-2012 12:08 PM
12-27-2012 12:16 PM - edited 12-27-2012 12:17 PM
I don't live in that big of a town, so there isnt anything in the way of repair shops that I know of that will be able to tell me what is wrong with my PS3. I could look around, but I'm not sure. Would a local repair shop be my best bet? Or should I just get a new one?
12-27-2012 02:01 PM
12-27-2012 02:44 PM - edited 12-27-2012 02:53 PM
I thought it may be the power supply that failed, either that or the ribbon cable that connects the power/eject button to the motherboard may be broken in some way. I do not believe it the hard drive issue anymore, although it could be, I don't know, and narrowed it down to those two options. They both have similar symptoms, but people with ribbon cable issues seem to be more accurate to what I am experiencing. I decided to take it to a local game shop to see if they could figure out what was wrong with it before I mess up my ps3 more.