Re: is it difficult to replace the power supply in a PS3?
I Definitely Suggest you just buy a new power supply,,,, If your power supply fails, you can have multiple issues with your ps3... Being as expensive as they are... i would just say your best bet is to buy a new power supply... As for where to buy... Definately ebay... way cheaper!... make sure you check people's ratings before buying.... If you dont have access to ebay, then i suggest hitting up a electronics store that sells ps3's... if anything it can be ordered in... :D Good luck... Please rate! :)
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Its possible that the power supply isn't putting out all the voltages required for the ps3 to turn on. Best way to verify it is if you had another known good working power supply to swap it with. If you can swap the power supply and get the ps3 to turn on then you know your power supply is bad. If it still gives you the same problem after swapping then the main board is bad. I believe the ground should show 5 volts. if the 5 volts isn't present then the power supply is definitely bad.
Replacing the power supply inside the xbox has always worked for me. If you want a cheap power supply buy one of ebay. Make sure you buy the right model. There are three different types. 1.0-1.1, 1.2 - 1.5 & 1.6 power supply. To tell which one you have look at the wire where it plugs into the motherboard. If it's a single row of pins, then you need the 1.0-1.1 power supply. If it's a double row and has an orange wire anywhere on it then you need the 1.2 - 1.5 board. No orange and you need the 1.6 board. You can also find a picture here: http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Mods/xbox_power_supply_conversion.htm
on how to distinquish the three apart. You can also fork out the extra $10 bucks or so by buying a universal power supply board. Replace the board and I'll guarantee you that you will get some more play time out of the system.
US and Japanese power supplies are the same. The 60GB PS3's run hotter than any other models. I've never seen a power supply get hot, but if it is then it's probably a good idea to swap it since heat is the number one 60GB killer.
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You both have bad power supplies inside your PS3 units. If they are still under warranty you can get the units exchanged by Sony. If not you can sell for parts or repair yourself. If replacing the power supply yourself, you can find a great PS3 disassembly tutorial at www.llama.com You will only need to go as far as opening the unit and swapping the power supply with a new or used one that works. I hope this helps you both. Good luck and happy gaming!!
ps3's have 2 different kinds of power supplies before the cechj model they had the silver power supply cechj and after used a black model http://www.edepot.com/playstation3.html. goto http://shop.gamerzcom.com/main.sc they have alot of parts for ps3's and all it takes is swapping out the parts. Look up how to take apart a ps3 on YouTube. and only do this if the warranty is out. Saved me a hundred bucks. Good luck
BUT A NEW POWER SUPPLY OFF OF EBAY !!!!!! IT WILL COST YOU AT MOST 47.98 DO NOT PAY MORE THEN THAT .......!! TRUST ME DO NOT PAY SONY NOTHING 150 DOLLARS IS OUTRAGEOUS WHEN I KNOW FOR A FACT ALL THEY DO IS SWITCH OUT THE POWER SUPPLY UNIT ..THAT IS ALL THEY DO .....!!!!.....I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM ......I WAS PLAYING COD WORLD AT WAR AND THEN OUT OF NOWHERE IT JUST SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY ,..WHEN I TRIED TO TURN IT ON IT SHOWED A GREEN LIGHT FOLLOWED BY AN AMBER LIGHT QUICKLY TURNING TO A FLASHING RED ........I THOUGHT IT WAS AN OVERHEATING ISSUE BUT MY AMBER LIGHT SHOWING INDICATED A HARDWARE ISSUE SO I TOOK A CHANCE AND BOUGHT A POWER SUPPLY UNIT OFF OF EBAY AND RECEIVED IT WITHIN A WEEK .......IT BOOTED UP PERFECTLY FINE TRUST ME ...FOR GET SONY AND TRYING TO DO ALL THAT FANCY TRANSISTOR SWAPPING GEEK TALK BULL......JUST SWAP YOUR POWER SUPPLY UNIT AND THATS IT ...YOUR PS3 IS BACK ONLINE !!!!!!!!!!.....THATS IT BOTTOM LINE !!!!!!.....TAKE MY ADVICE OR LEAVE IT I DON'T CARE BUT I FIGURED I SHARE THIS WITH YOU GUYS SINCE I WENT CRAZY RESEARCHING WHY THIS HAPPENED AND I BASICALLY PUT COMMON SENSE INTO THE EQUATION TOOK A CHANCE AND BAMMMM!!!!! BABY I FIXED IT LOL..LOL...HOW ABOUT THAT ..FOR ALL YOU SO CALLED KNOW IT ALL PEOPLE OUT THER ..LOL..LOL.!!!!!...DAMN GEEKS TURNING THINGS INTO ROCKET SCIENCE ALL THE TIME .....LOL...........EBAY OR ANY OTHER PLACE YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE OK .........THANK ME LATER OK ..LOL.....TAKE CARE ..