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    Fat PS3 power trouble help?

    I have just acquired another fat ps3 that has a power issue. This thing powers on but, then it powers off by itself and I don't know why. My guess is it can be the power supply but, I am not sure. So, my question to all is, what can it be?

    Is it the power supply or is it just dead? I believe it can be fixed but, i need advice, counsel, professional help, etc. in doing the right thing here. Does anyone know what the problem might be? Any ideas, suggestions, etc. is welcomed.

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    Uhm. Do you have some experience with electronic? I made fix my power supply, completely dead, in 1 minute, i was thinking to buy a new one BTW, if just power on then off immediately, red light still work?

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    Nov 2010
    Depending on how the power supply is damaged (if that's the problem), I would advise against opening it up. It could be quite dangerous. Not saying anything bad, Bartholemy!

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    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    I second mojas advice, opening the power supply up is a crap idea. Even while not plugged in parts of the power supply will be retaining a charge

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    It might not be the power supply. Corrupt firmware can cause the PS3 to power off without displaying a yellow light.

    How long after you power it up does it shut down?

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    I had one that did the same thing (couldnt see that flash of yellow) that makes a ylod. if you have it apart that far go ahead and try a reflow (if its your only fat model) if you have another system swap power supplies with a known working system and see what it does. Granted power supplies do fail on occasion but it the grand scheme of things its actually pretty rare.

    If you do decide to open the power supply look at the capacitors if any of them are bad they will be swollen and more than likley the cause of a power supply failure.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Yeah just to mention what others have said - a corrupt firmware (especially now) could very likely be the cause - can you elaborate on any symptoms , exactly how fast it powers off, what color the power light is, etc!

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    As soon as I power it on it then just powers off by itself. The light is blue and then it goes green then it shuts off. I can swap power supplies and see if that might be the problem. Yeah, I'm not opening any power supplies because I want to be able to live to see another day.

    I hope its not a corrupt firmware. I wonder if flashing it with Progskeet will help it get back to normal.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    The problem might be from your Internal HDD. Try entering the recovery menu and formatting your HDD.

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    ok. I'll try that. Thanks.

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