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No power system started then just died no power

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  • kingofdacity Mar 28, 2009

    having the same problem and i just got it on Valentine day :(


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If you don't even get the red led light then it's likely the main power supply took a dive.

If it's still under warranty by all means get it repaired by Sony.

Otherwise, you'll have to open the PS3 to determine which power supply you have.

Then just match it up with one on ebay and swap it, should bring your machine back to life.

Let me know if you have any other questions or problems.

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Hi, this is a power board failure. the power supply will need to be replaced. there are many sites that have repair parts that you can purchase for do it yourself but, i recommend authentic Sony parts.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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    Michael Masters Mar 10, 2009

    i would send to Sony for this repair if the warranty is good.


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