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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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 ..
Power problems are not always the power supply. A small amount of power is sent to the mobo to perform self test, and if the computer is ready, it signals the supply to turn on the rest of the power. That's to prevent a small problem from cascading into a large one. But it is difficult to troubleshoot. The problem could be with the mobo or the CPU. That's why you need to find a reliable repair shop with people who know what they are doing...not someone who only knows how to swap parts and calls that "troubleshooting."