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Hello I have a ps3 60 gig One of the first ones to come out. recently when i turn it on i get no video or sound, I try and try to hold down the power button to get to the restore menu but it wont let me. It beebs when it powers on then another beep and a couple seconds later it just shuts back off. I did take it apart and clean it and I also put new thermal paste on the graphics and cpu. I am very postive I put it back together correctly by following some good videos on youtube. I have no clue what else I can do can anyone please help me I am so lost.

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  • rolanddescha May 06, 2010

    Ok, bear with me hear but here is the deal. I had a 60gig ps3 that gave me the red light of death, I dont have a lot of money and know that sony wont fix mine because my warranty has expired plus I dont want to get rid of mine because it is backwards compatible. So with that said I bought a broken ps3 off of ebay that stated it had no audio or video which stupid me thought it would just be the blu-ray drive( I know I am an idiot) so anywhoo I finally got the one I bought off of ebay cleaned it, switched out the blu ray drive which I could tell his was bad because of the noise it was making, (oh by the way I build my own computers so I am somewhat computer literate) I figured it might be his power supply to so I took mine and put it in his and still get the same result. It powers on but I get no video or sound. I have tried over a hundred times to get the 3 beebs to get the resore menu but when I hold it down I get the beep that turns it on, I hold it there and get another beep and then it just shuts off. No matter how many times I try I cannot get the three beeps. I have taken out the hard drive and still nothing, I have also tried to put mine in and still nothing. My question to you is would my battery supply be ruined where I got the red light of death, why do I not get the three beeps and how do I hook up this tiny hard drive to my pc, USB cable? I am so sorry this is so long but would really appreciate your help.

  • rolanddescha May 06, 2010

    Thanks for your help, will try the video just hope it works. Thanks again and take care



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I think it's most likely a power supply problem and the power unit may need replacing, but it could also be a failing hard drive so try this first: Take HDD out and then reset the system, if this works then try formatting drive by connecting to a PC before putting it back in PS3, hopefully this simple fix will work the only downside is you will lose all you data.
My moneys on the power unit at fault, ebay might be your best bet for a replacement.

Lots of information if you google ps3 powers on then shuts off so try this before parting with any cash!

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    Tony Groves May 06, 2010

    You have done everything I would do, so I sorry it has been of no help, have a look at the video here:-

    A very comprehensive repair method in 6 parts that might shed some light on your problems, he uses a heat gun presumedly to reseal all the soldered components.

    I sorry I can't help any further but hope you can solve it soon.



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