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My ps3 slim keeps blowing power supply fuses after about 10 to 15 minutes of it being switched on, i cant even download new software without it going off

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That will be extremely hard to do unless you are a bench tech and know what all the marking mean on every componant and or have a schematic. I haven't heard of anyone finding the infamous part that is burning out in the first gen of Power Supplies yet either. Good luck!!

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Ps3 blows fuse at plug


It sounds like you're using a damaged power strip; however, this issue can be caused by a bad outlet.

Replace the fuse and plug the unit into a different outlet. If the fuse blows, you need to go to a video game store an purchase a new power strip.



Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Want to download full content of fat ps3 onto new ps3 slim

Take out the HD of fat, use a adapter to get the info from your HD onto your laptop. Put the HD back in.

Trade in your ps3, take out the HD, put the files you want back into the HD. Put the HD back in the slim.

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SOURCE: i have saved all my data from my 60gb ps3 onto mem

what type of data if its game saves you accually have to goto game saves on XMB and look in mem stick then hit triangle to copy them to the HDD. videos and other stuff should just show up under videos. basicly everything you copied over you have to goto that area of the XMB to copy it back.

are you seeing the data just not able to copy it or what?

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My guess is its going to die soon. I would back up most of your stuff on a hard drive if possible. If it gets that far. I had this happen to my 40GB PS3 about a year ago. It turned on for 5 minutes then off. Soon after that it didn't turn on. And it was making really loud fan noises.
What are the specs of your PS3 and was it making loud fan noises before? Consider buying a new PS3 slim?
A quick guess that i just thought is try doing the fan test before turning it on. Turn Off PS3 completely (switch in back) Hold eject button and Turn on switch.

NOTE: This is dangerous and can harm the PS3.

Good Luck

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Play station three will not turn on on then off when power button is pushed.

First, old PS3 or new slim PS3?

The old models have a power switch on the back that must be on. You'll know its on if you have a red light on the front of your console.

To turn the PS3 on, press the power button. A light should turn green, and you're good to go.

To turn off the older PS3's, you must hold the power switch down for several seconds. For the new slim model, just press the button quickly.

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If you had someone else install this system and you didn't have the fuse blowing trouble before that, and if the fuses don't blow if you aren't using the radio, then they certainly have done something wrong. See a manager and keep pushing to talk to someone higher up. You might also consider contacting the Better Business Bureau in your area if you can't get help.

Now having said all that, there may be a simple wiring error at fault. Most radios have two fused power lines: one is a constant 12-volt line from the battery (to keep the clock going, remember your last settings, and so on) and the other is a 12-volt line that's switched on by the ignition key. This is the one that provides power when the radio is on, and it's got a higher-rated fuse than the other line. If the installer tapped power for the switched 12-volt line from somewhere that is being protected by another, lower-amp, fuse, the radio may just be drawing more current than that fuse can handle. So, poof it goes and anything else on that circuit goes out as well.

Make sure the switched 12-volt line is supplied direct from an accessory connection at the fuse block in the passenger compartment, or before any other fuses if tapping some other circuit for power.

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Ps3 blows fuse at plug


It sounds like you're using a damaged power strip; however, this issue can be caused by a bad outlet.

Replace the fuse and plug the unit into a different outlet. If the fuse blows, you need to go to a video game store an purchase a new power strip.



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