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First thing I would check is the power supply, easiest way to test it is to just swap the power supply with a working one.
That's easier said than done if you're just an average user so unless you've got an extra power supply handy then I would suggest finding a local computer repair shop that provides FREE DIAGNOSTICS, most do these days. Have them check out the system. It's either the power supply or motherboard. HOPEFULLY it's just the power supply though ;)
If the repair shop says it is the power supply I'd sincerely thank them for their time (5 minutes) and then I'd buy a replacement power supply and install myself ($15-25)
You might want to swap the power supply for a used one or perhaps take it in for a checkup. Shouldnt be too costly. And then you can either replace the parts yourself or have the service persons do it for you.
if it sparked then something inside the power supply malfunctioned and that is the reason it wont work. You will need to replace it. Unlikely that it fried your board in the process. You can test this by swapping the power supply with one that you know works.
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.
The power supply is defective if your TV is one year old or more. Unfortunately there aren't any service parts available to swap the power supply module. The only option at this time will be to get the power supply repair.
I service these power supplies.
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