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Playstation 3 stopped working. no standby lights at all. power cable is in the system secure. system has a burned out smell to it.

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Please unplug your system immediately if you haven't already. Check your waranty if you still have the information, if not, estimate the timeframe you got the system and look up the waranty timeframe. Also check to see if the store you bought it from has a service plan on it. My reason for responding is to ask you to unplug it. DO NOT OPEN YOUR SYSTEM, this could void your waranty or any chance you have of getting it fixed.

Please be advised, I can comment on your testimonies.

1) Did you recently experience a power outage/surge? The system could have received too much and burned out.

2) Do you shut the system off from the back of the console? This is a very dangerous way of shutting off your system and could cause permanent damage to it.

3) Please let me know what you were doing on the last day it worked; any moving/rearranging, something causing involuntary power interruption, etc.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

  • magma368 Sep 30, 2010

    The system is a 60 gig launch, warranty has ran out a long time ago. Called Sony already, $180 for repair because it's the fat version. If they can not repair, Sony stated that that they would replace it with new insides. Something I believe is ********. Why not just give me a new system I asked, the rep stated that in such cases the insides would only be new not the outer casing. THEN ON TOP OF THIS I CAN NOT GET A WARRANTY ON REPAIR BESIDES THAT 90 DAY ********. I was born at night not last night. I researched the net and looked on youtube on how to take it apart, which I did already. I never had any problems out of the Ps3 before, now to answer some of your questions:

    1) Did you recently experience a power outage/surge?
    Ps3 was pulled into a surge protected outlet. I tried a different out and cord but to no avail.
    No power outage/or surge I believe.

    2) Do you shut the system off from the back of the console?
    No, always from the controller, but I have done this a few times before.

    3) The last thing I did differently was lag a portable GPS into the USB to charge the thing, but I had it in for like 1 min then plugged it into the desktop cpu. I have done this before but I never left the GPS in the Ps3 very long, the most like 2 to 3 min. I did all of this the day before, then the next morning the Ps3 Red stand by light was not illuminated at all.

    I plan on putting it back together and sending it to GopherMods in Minneapolis.
    Here is there website_http://www.gophermods.com/index.php

    Their backed by the Better Business Bureau with a A- rating, will repair the system for a far cheaper price than Sony, offers an option to purchase a 1 or 2 year warranty, and if they can not repair it they will return at no charge. Sounds good to me. I have been through this with the PS2, and wasted a lot of $$$$$. Not this time. $600 for like 3 years of service, I don't think so.

    Thanks for replying

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