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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.
I just want to let everyone know that I had the same problem. This isn't a fix to make the machine work again. This is a fix that will let you get a disc stuck in the machine out when the ps3 won't power on. Turn the machine power off via the switch in the back. Hold the power button on the front of the machine down for about 15-30 seconds. Then, without letting go of the power button on the front of the machine, turn the switch on in the back. This made my machine power on for about 20 seconds, just long enough for me to get the disc out of machine. I could then take the ps3 back to the retailer I purchased it from.
Just to clue everyone in on a possible cause of this problem, the woman from Sony techical support, the one who told me this trick, said that this is happening only when playing Activision games. For me it was Call of Duty 4.
look i will try to return into gamestop and get a 3600 get an edge card because what ever you give back to them you get 2 percent of what you had on the edge card say you returnd the ps3 and you got 300 from an exstra 6 dollars and every time you bring something in to gamestop you can get another 2,6,10,14,20,even 100 !! so thats what I would do :)
Your best bet on getting this fixed is to go to Gamestop store and get a DVD cleaning disc kit. This in many cases will work to clean the lens of the laser without opening the PS3 and voiding the warranty. Follow the instructions on the kit in detail to get best results. If you have no luck there and are not comfortable opening the PS3, the playstation Clinic can help. Contact Repairtech@playstationclinic.com
PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, video problem etc.... Good news is that these all
problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide
available at PS3 Repair Blog.