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My ps3 does not operate the system

I think my ps3 got damage because by accidentally turning off the ps3 in the main switch,,, the ps3 system did not showing,, is there anything else i can do for this,,

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  • navado2 May 11, 2010

    Is the green light comming on?

  • pirateship May 11, 2010

    how do you accidentaly turn off the main power switch in teh back. and what do you mean, the system did not showing? that doesn't even make sense. also, 'anything else i can do' indicates you have tried something. what have you already tried? what is it the system is doing exactly?


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I had a power outage while playing a game and when power was returned the playstation3 system came back on. Afterwards a screen apeared saying to restart the system before continuing, but before I did I...

It is possible that the power outage has damaged your power supply, but there is a way of checking this. Unplug from the mains leave it for a minute, the switch at the back of the ps3 turn to the off position, plug back into the mains, turn the back switch to on to off then on and see if the console will power up, if not, and you have no warrenty left you will have to open up the ps3 there are guides on how to do this on youtube just have a search and you will find quit a few good videos, unplug again from the mains, take the top cover off, looking from the front of the ps3 on the left you will have a rubber insert, with a sticker on it, take out the rubber insert, inside there is one screw you will need a star ended srewdriver, somtimes a small alan key may do it, once undone and out put a bit of pressure on the top and slide it towards the left in should just slide and pull off, you then need a philipes or pozy drive screw driver to undo the 6-8 screws on the top of the inner housing, once they are all undone, from the back pull up and towards the front of the ps3 and it should come away, becareful not to snap the plastic clips.

There you will see the hardrive on the left and the blue-ray drive on the right, you will be taking out the harddrive there will be four screws holding in place, undo these and unplug the wires from the hdd and pull upwards it might be a bit hard because it plugs in the board with 2 prongs make sure you are careful not to go to rough it will come off, once the harddrive is out set the switch at the back to the off position and plug back into the mains, turn on by the switch at the back, what you are doing here is a hard resset once done that and the ps3 is unplugged again from the mains you can put it back together again, you same way you took it apart, make sure the screws for the inner caseing go into the right holes there will be a slightly shorter screw, make sure this one goes back into the right hand back corner, the others are all the same length so no need to worry about them, once back together plug the mains back in and power on from the back and see if it will boot, if you still have the same problem then it is likely that you will need a new power supply. hope this helps and post back what happens thanks.

Oct 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Won't turn on, switches itself off after a few seconds

Check that the main power switch on the system rear is turned on. Check the AC power cord is securely inserted in the system and the electrical outlet. Also check the connecting power cord is not damaged/bent and the connections in the power plug are OK

Mar 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I get error code 8002f1c0 on my ps3 at 69 percent of installing an update

Quite a few PS3 Owners have got this error while updating their PS3 Firmware

I hope you did not accidentally switch off your PS3 while the upgrade was running.

When you encounter this error while doing the firmware upgrade, you can check removing the Power Cord from the console, it needs to be unplugged for a few minutes (these systems store data when plugged in, and sometimes the data can be faulty). Unplugging it purges the faulty data from the system.

Re-Plug the console and connect it online again and check if the upload progresses or not.

The Second method of installing the upgrade is downloading the update from playstation website, and put it in a pendrive follwing the instructions. Then turn on your PS3 with the pen drive connected to one of the usb doors and let the installation process begin.

If the above two methods are not of any help, please DO NOT power reset your machine frequently as you may damage the PS3 totally.

Call up Sony Customer Support as last resort and send it for repairs if needed.

Good Luck, Wishing you happy Holidays and Happy Gaming


Dec 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Turns on fin sometime it wont turn on the freezes n shows lines

if you left it in your car with heat or even let it get too cold you may have caused damage. PS3 machines also say do not transport in the instructions especially with a disc inside this to me says their game system is really fragile and theirs a possibility you broke it even with the slightest bump.

Jun 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 freezes in the main menu Yea i have the same problem... when i turned on my ps3 and was gonna log into my psn it just freez up.. so now i'm stuck at the  "Log in Naddepusen" (psn) with the wave...


Settings > System Settings > Restore PS3™ System

Delete all hard disk content and restore the system software to its default settings. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform this operation.

After the operation has been completed, the initial setup screen will be displayed. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

  • When you perform this operation, all data on the hard disk will be deleted. Also, the system software will be restored to its default settings. Be careful not to accidentally delete important data as the changes cannot be undone. Data loss or corruption is the responsibility of the user.
  • Do not turn off the PS3™ system during this operation. If the operation is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing or exchange.
  • During this operation, the power button on the system front and the PS button on the wireless controller are not active.
  • You cannot use this feature to go back to an earlier version of the system software.
  • You can shorten the formatting time by selecting [Quick Format] from the hard disk format methods. However, in this case it may be possible for some deleted data to be restored if a specialized tool is used. Select [Full Format] when formatting a hard disk that contains important or sensitive data.

May 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have no sound with any movies on my blu-ray player

go to sound settings and make sure you got the settings correctly there is a lot of different settings if somebody move the settings accidentally then they have to be reset how well here is how turn the main power switch off now put your finger in the on/off switch in front of the console now turn the main power switch on keep your finger in the on switch you will heard a bip this bip is when the system turns on keep your finger there until you heard a second bip then take your finger off now your video and audio settings have been reset

Apr 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 freezes...shows colored "specs" on screen.

This is a common problem with the PS3. sadly you cant do anything for it. The only think you can really do is to get your PS3 replaced cause sadly your PS3 has suffered dome physical damage for sure.

Mar 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Power switch

get the hard drive replaced. it has the system on it and when your mom dropped the ps3 it jolted the hard drive and likely killed it.

send it back to sony. it will cost you quite a bit to do that.

ps. the board is also probably cracked and may have other damages that cannot be seen.


Aug 07, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 doesnt start!!

Ok so if its not reformat the hd .. if it flashes other colors then red let me know as this is a motherboard failure!

Jul 16, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 problem, ps3 doesnt turn on (stays in red light flashing)

Sounds like a heat sync problem. you will more that likely need to re-seat the GPU and CPU as well. email for more assistance

Jul 14, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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