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My ps3 dosnt power up any more do you think it could be the ribbon cable where you you press 4 it to come on

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Most power problems that i have come accross are to do with the power pack. Have you a test meter handy you could check the output of the wires to see if the voltages are correct. Go here for the voltage outputs

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I have a music cd stuck in my ps3, it doesent pick it up and display it so I cant use the eject from the controller feature and my eject button doesent work... what do I do?

Here is what you can try to do.

1. Take the 2 top covers off your console.
2. Unplug the power plug going to the motherboard, left side in the front.
3 Gently tilt the player towards the left, their is a ribbon cable underneath connected to the motherboard, unlock the cable by gently prying the front clip up. Depending on what PS3 model you have you might have to unlock the cable from the player.
4. On the bottom of the player unscrew the 2 screws on the back on the underneath side, then unscrew the 2 to 3 screws along the bottom edge in the front.
5. Lift the top metal cover tilting from the back to front.
6. On the top of the player you will need to unscrew 3 to 5 screws depending on the model.
7. Gently lift the cover off the player there might be a locking snap on each side of the player lid holding it in place.
8. You can now retrieve the CD.
9. Here is the tricky part. Before you put anything back together you will need to recalibrate the drive, its easier than it sounds. Take the drive (remeber don't put it togethere) hook the ribbon cable back up the the PS3 and the plug the power supply back in.
now make sure you have a CD any CD sitting on the spindle.
10. Turn you PS3 back on and press eject this will calibrate it back to where everything is supposed to be.

If it still doesn't eject then you will need a eject motor or board. Here is a site for parts. If you run into trouble then add a comment to this post.

Good Luck!

Feb 24, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Our PS3 60gb, with 4 USB ports is having problems reading the new PS3 games. The old PS2 games still play. When it comes to games like Rachet and Clank or any other new game, it will start then freeze. I...

Hi there, it definitely sounds like the blu ray player. They are relatively simple to fit yourself as long as your warranty has expired. If it is still under warranty just phone Sony and they will replace it.

If you warranty has expired then you can buy a working blu ray drive on ebay for around £60. There is a circuit board that is attached to the blu ray drive, it is extremely important that you keep this as it is paired to your motherboard. Your PS3 will only work with that blu ray circuit board, no others.

To actually replace the drive is pretty easy. On the left hand side of your console there is a warranty sticker covering a little rubber bung. If your system is out of warranty peel back the sticker a little so you can remove the rubber bung. Under this rubber bung there is a small torx head screw, I think a T8 torx but a small flat blade screwdriver will take it out.

After you have removed this screw the whole top of the PS3 slides to the left and comes off. Underneath the PS3 top cover there is another plastic cover with screws all around it. As you are looking from the front of the console there is a marking on the plastic cover that points to one screw that says "S", this is a shorter screw and only goes back in that place. Remove all the screws. Just to the left of the short screw there is a small recess in the plastic casing where you have to push a little black clip back gently while lifting the cover from the back of the PS3. It should all lift forward and come off.

On the right hand side of the PS3 you will now see your blu ray drive. It lifts up but be careful, there is a ribbon cable and power cable attached to it. The ribbon cable is hidden underneath. You have to carefully lift the long black strip that is on the clips where the cable is held. This will release pressure on the ribbon cable and allow you to remove it. You will see the blu ray logic board attached to the back of the drive. Remove this from the drive taking care with a very small connector with a black and red wire, this is the optical sensor wires, remove with care!! Nowafter you have done that you are ready to replace your blu ray :)

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Aug 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont display on the tv!!

Follow these steps to resolve your problem:

1. Turn off the PS3 so it only shows a red light. You can hold the power button on the front until it goes into standby. To be sure, flick the power switch on the back of the Play Station 3 off and then back on.

2. Make sure your Play Station 3 is connected to your regular TV (not HDTV) with the standard video cables.

3. Press and hold the power button until the screen "flickers" and then immediately release. This should reset the video settings.

4. Wait a few seconds, and the Play Station 3 (PS3) logo should appear.

If this does not resolve the problem, follow these steps:

1. Turn off the PS3 so it only shows a red light. You can hold the power button on the front until it goes into standby. To be sure, flick the power switch on the back of the Play Station 3 off and then back on.

2. Make sure your Play Station 3 is connected to your regular TV (not HDTV) with the standard video cables.

3. Press and hold the power button on the front until the Play Station 3 beeps and then turns off again. This should reset the video for you and you can turn it back on after this.

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I have a PS3 console And need to know if there is a wire ribbon connected to the power supply.

No. There are two wiring harness connections at either end of the power supply, but no ribbon cables.

Apr 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Take the back panel off by undoing the screws ,then un-clip the keyboard & under it you will see a ribbon cable going to the main board theirs two little clips on both sides where it joins, lift them up with your finger nails then push the ribbon in untill it's straight & all the pins are back in then clip it back down.test it before you put it back together.
other than that clean under the buttons with some contact cleaner & a cotton bud..
GOOD LUCK........

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Ps3 no power no light

have you checked the power is turned on at the back of the ps3?

May 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 dosnt want to turn on goes to red blinking light

your ps3 is dead ring sony play dumb when they ask how long youve had it say under a year they prob send u a reconned unit for nothing 4-5 working days

Jan 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 nodisplay, although I reset output video

minhpham have to tried to insert any disc like moves, song differnt game frm call duty.

and if it dosnt work let me knw.


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2 disks stuck in ps3

You are A ******, try beating yourself with a hammer

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