I have the original 60 GB Playstation 3 and a month or two out of warranty the PSU went up. Since I am out of warranty they will replace it for $150.00 with a reconditioned one that comes with a 90 day warranty.
Does anybody know what the problem with the power supplies is? I know I treated my PS3 pretty well and it wasn't doing anything it wasn't designed to do when it went bad (i.e. running in a small cabinet or had a blanket thrown over it or something). The reason I ask is because I am considering replacing the PSU myself but I don't know if there are other problems that I will not know to address and my PS3 will be ultimately doomed to burn out another PSU.
Are the PSUs bad? Does it need additional cooling? I don't want to spend my time and money only to have it break again. Will my problem be fixed if I get a new PSU and put it in my Playstation?
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Re: Sony Playstation 3 Power Supply Unit
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This can be caused by a dirty laser in the drive. Try cleaning the laser with a q-tip and alcohol. If this does not fix the problem, the laser may need to be replaced. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.
If the unit is blinking a red light when it turns off this is known as the Yellow Light Of Death (ironic i know because the light is red). This can be caused by the unit overheating. Causing solder on the board to melt and bridge (connect). Contact Sony to see if the unit is still under warranty with this site: https://service1.us.playstation.com/rma.htm?_flowExecutionKey=_c8D233658-C9EE-F99B-B3AD-09E41844DADF_kAD127BCB-D56D-512B-E365-E2C580E820BD
If the unit is not under warranty go to www.wiredextreme.com. We are a console repair company based out of Dallas, Tx. We can get your console up and running. All of our repairs come with a 90day warranty for the whole console, not just what we repair. We also offer extended warranties for up to 4 years at an additional cost.
depends on the problem, if it was an issue with the PSU that was the fault, then yes, but make you you get the same model as there are atleast 3 versions of that PSU so you need to make sure you get the same model number.
but if you are not sure if it was the psu, then it could be a error with your motherboard and needs a reflow, but is hard to say without actually know what the error in question is.
Phone sony, there numbers in warranty book. If its under a year old they will fix it free of charge, if not its gonna cost you. Thousands of people are having this problem, i'm onto my 6th ps3 now, but because ive had each one less than 3 mths they keep replacing it with another one and another 3 months warranty, On the last one i got they didn't have a 60 gb one so they just replaced it with a 80 gb one.