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Ps3 my ps3 wont turn on at all i checked the outlets and all the switches can any one tell me how to open the system

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HI JSolis,

The I/O button works off the touch of your finger. your finger becomes part of the circuit. You may need to clean off the I/O button. This is sort of a long shot for the solution. In your best interest, I suggest you do not attempt to repair this yourself as you will kill any chance of getting it repaired any time soon. I run the Playstation Clinic and we repair Video Gamer consoles. I am currently unable to get internal parts for the PS3. I am sure it want be long before parts are available for purchase. Right now before you go any further, preserve your Warranty sticker which is located on the upper left side of the Console. If you can find your receipt, you will be in great shape with Sony support. You can call them at 1800 345-7669 and arrange an exchange. This will cost you about $30 in shipping costs. Thats all and about 2 weeks of time without your Console. If you do not have a Receipt, Sony may still exchange it, but I hear the cost is about $170.00 which includes the $30 to ship it to them. Your ship it to them and pay them $140 for a refurbished exchange. At this time, it is the best deal going. I may be able to repair your PS3, but without parts, we would be taking a big chance, as all chances of going with the Sony deal is out once the Warranty seal is broken.

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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Wont switch on.switched off during game and wont come back onwhat can i do ?


You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as
well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

I wish you good luck

May 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Won't turn on, switches itself off after a few seconds

Check that the main power switch on the system rear is turned on. Check the AC power cord is securely inserted in the system and the electrical outlet. Also check the connecting power cord is not damaged/bent and the connections in the power plug are OK

Mar 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a ps3 and it doesnt turn on. Ive checked the switch in the back and tryed different outlets but i dont get a light.

How are you trying to turn it on? It wont work with the PS button on your controller first time because to controller wont be connected via Bluetooth. There's a button (pressure sensitive not a push switch) on the front of the console by the BR disk slot. Its also possible it is switching on, does the green light come on at the front of the console come on? If so then you’ve probably not got it set to the right output channel. So it'll be outputting to your analog instead of your HDMI or vice versa. I think the Analog is standard so plug in a scart cable and see if you get something then change to HDMI in your settings.
Otherwise either your cable/tv or ps3 is broke :S

Dec 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 power wont turn on at all? i hit the switch but???

man i dont know what to tell you but to change your hard drive and and or get a new ps3 dude

Jun 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont turn on

its probley fried cuz that happened to me it turned on and just shut right off

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Nothing comes up on tv when i turn ps3 on and controllers wont connect

Read this very carefully. Turn off your ps3 from the back. Then turn it back on wait unit the light is red. Turn on the system through the front keep holding the power on. You will hear a beep one time that just tell you that the ps3 is powering on keep holding the button until you hear the second beep this will rest your video setting. If that dosnt work call me at sony

Nov 07, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 starts but wont turn on

you could have a problem with your power cord which is causing your ps3 to short before the system can power on fully. try using a different power cord or check the ports of both the outlet and the ps3 to make sure there is nothing blocking anything. also, try using a different outlet.

Oct 14, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When you hit the power button, if nothing happens, check your outlet for power. Then check the plugs on your PS3, then check the plug slots on your PS3 for any broken wires. If not, send it into Sony, and within a week they will fix it and send you a PS3 Back. Hope this helped.

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Broken PS3 with disc stuck inside.

Power off your PS3 (important)
hold the PS3 up in the air with the loading slot facing down.
Power on the and start pressing the eject button (if you can call it a button)

It took a few times but it will work;

Apr 25, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I don't think the outlet you are plugging it into has enough power to support the ps3. Try plugging it into a different outlet and see if it works.

Dec 17, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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