Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
There's too man different variables and things that could be causing your problem to diagnose it and simply say "You need to replace x part of the machine"
You would need to disassemble the machine and physically test multiple things to find the problem and THEN replace the part.
Nobody online can do this diagnosis for you.
Use the troubleshoot menu.
Hold the Power on button while it is in standby.
You will hear 1 beep.
After 5-10 second you will hear a second beep.
1-3 seconds after this you will hear 2 more beeps.
You will then be asked to connect your controller via usb and press the ps button.
This will give you the troubleshoot menu. One or more options in these screens may solve your problem.
I suggest sending it to sony support and have them repair/replace it for you, however this will cost £80 if you are no longer within their 1 year warranty.
Any hardware sold by stores in the UK is covered by a 3 year warranty as part of your statutory rights. If you take it back to the store they will try to say it's not their problem anymore.
Point out your statutory right, and threaten to go to trading standards. This is usually enough to get a replacement there and then.
Troubleshoot menu guide:
If all else fails, here's a useful disassembly guide:
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
Here is a brief guide to troubleshooting a PS3 with no picture and sound:
Posted on Feb 15, 2011
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