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My ps3 is broke i get no picture and no sound i know its a hardware problem because it tried to reset it many times and it still wont work so can someone give me a step by step guide of how i can disassemble my ps3 and fix the problem.

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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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWOrYLX01eA

If all else fails, here's a useful disassembly guide:
http://www.llamma.com/PS3/repair/PS3_disassembly_tutorial.htm

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

  • asullivan3 Aug 03, 2011

    I've tried this and it doesnt' work. I've tried everything I've seen on the internet to try and fix it and it still doesn't work. I don't get the 3 beeps everyone is talking about. Every time I try it, it just keeps turning off. I try it again and it still just turns off. It won't reset. When I turn it on, I can see the screen flash like I turned it on but nothing appears on the screen. Please help, it's very frustrating.

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    draelore69 Nov 23, 2012

    thanks holding down the button worked

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Here is a brief guide to troubleshooting a PS3 with no picture and sound:

  1. Ensure the HDMI cable is properly plugged in and your TV is on the correct setting.
  2. Try using a different HDMI cable in case your one is faulty.
  3. Place your PS3 console in stand-by mode, then hold your finger on the touch power button until you hear 2 very short beeps- release your finger and then plug in a USB controller as prompted.
  4. Select option 3 - Restore File System- this should restore corrupted video driver files by using the flash memory on the PS3 motherboard WITHOUT deleting saved games etc.
  5. Check out the following article on PS3 troubleshooting no video errors to find out more about how to get rid of the black screen.
There is a pretty high chance that the problem is actually due to a corrupted driver or software file, rather than a hardware error.

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