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My playstation 3 dropped now wont turn on

A red light come on but nothing else i wondering is it the hard drive or is it done i need a new one contact me a byrdgang380@aol.com

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  • byrdgang380 Nov 07, 2008

    i dont know too much about this stuff so

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    Playstation 3 - Not dropped but only the green light now comes on, but no picture, no sound. Tried different cables, but still not working. suggestions? Wood0765@sbcglobal.net.

  • wood0765 Nov 09, 2008

    Playstation 3 - not dropped, but now only the green light comes on, no picture, no sound. tried different connection/power cables, still not working. Suggestions?

  • byrdgang380 Nov 13, 2008

    when otouch the power switch and press the power button the fan starts up but after 3 seconds the light changes from green to yellow to red and shut off like it on stand by mode because the red light stays on

  • byrdgang380 Nov 13, 2008

    my dad is good with computers u think he could fix it

  • Wes Sydenstricker
    Wes Sydenstricker May 11, 2010

    What does it do when you touch the power switch on the front? I'm sorry but I don't quite understand.

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Mosty likely a chip has come loose from the motherboard. A jolt like a drop could break the connection between a chip and the board. You will need to get it serviced by Sony, or sell it for parts and buy a used or refurbished one. Thanks!!

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Power supply is loose at the main poles. open it up and reconnect..but becareful..you will void warranty!!

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Send your playstation 3 back to Sony

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or go to youtube and look for a PS3 Ylod fix,,

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