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Dropped PS3 Hi, my husband's ps3 got knocked on the floor and is now making an horrendous noise when turned on. where should i go for help with rectifying this? He's away at the moment and he's not going to be happy if he arrives home to a broken PS3 - please help!

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Re: Dropped PS3

You should call Sony and see if it is under warranty.

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If you dropped it and it won't power up now check the power button ribbon cables. If they are seated properly then you damaged the motherboard and you will need to replace the ps3. Don't drop them as they are fragile.

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Hi there,

Well first of all you can try the below steps -

1. turn off your ps3 with switch at back
2.hold power button
3.(do this while holding pwr button) switch back on the ps3
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it seems that your fall it hard.

dont try to open it by yoursel specially if you dont have enough knowledge and tool to do it ok.

i prefer to advice you that send you PS3 to a service to center to open it up personally to check if part are needed to change or can still fix.


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