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Plugged my ps3 in at a friends house. when i went to plug in the tv connections, the power cord melted. now the console comes on for 1 second and off again. the fans blow then off, red lights flashing. Its a 60gb release date console so warranty done. How do i avoid 168.00 sony bill

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Hmm,

It seems that you might of recieved a surge in the ps3, I would risk opening your ps3 and look for any scorched components in the power supply section.

There are plently of videos on how to open one:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dismantling+ps3&search_type=&aq=0&oq=dismantling+ps

Cheers

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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I plugged my ps3 into my friends he tv and now just have a blank screen when i connect it back up to my old style tv???? Why... please help


Have you tried this?

1 - Turn on TV and set input to port being used.
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3 - Power on PS3 via power button and HOLD IT for 5 seconds (release after the second beep). It should automatically configure your PS3 to the TV's native resolution for all settings.

If this doesn't work, it may need to be repaired. A good place to try is www.videogame911.com. They do really fast work and save all your data.

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I turn the ps3 on but the video doesn't appear. i checked the tv and cords and nothing was wrong with them.


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Try entering Recovery Mode and choose "Restore Default Settings".


If that doesn't help, you may have an HDMI port failure - which will require returning the unit to Sony or sending it to a third-party PS3 repair shop.

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I have a wireless router in my bedroom where the internet comes into my house. My sons got a PS3 and have hooked it up, it is now saying the ethernet cord in not connected. What is this and how do I fix...


Check that ethernet cord is plugged in correctly to router.Ethernet cord looks like a telephone cord.
must be in the lan port of router.

You need to have a ethernet cable going from the back of the ps3 to your router in 1 of the ports.

or ps3 needs a wireless adaptor to pick up the wirless signal from the router.

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Ps3 has no power


Well I think your house might have killed the PS3. I would recommend talking to an electrician about what happened.

You can try using a different TV and see what happens. However...

Unfortunately the PS3 is pretty much dead now. Hopefully its still under some kind of warranty or can still be returned (tell them it won't turn on). To replace the parts needed would require precise installment and should only be done by professionals.

Sorry for the death of the PS3.

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Not connecting to tv


If you changed the video output settings when you connected to another tv then you will have to reset it.Switch the ps3 on and hold the power button until it has beeped three times(not including the first power on beep).This should open a menu,choose option 2,this will revert your system back to default settings.Hope this helps

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My ps3 wont come on


There may be a problem with your power lead. Check it is correctly plugged in...
Take out the power cord, wait 1 minute. Plug it back in... Wait 5-10 minutes. And try again (make sure that the HDMI/TV Cable is also correctly inserted)

Jan 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hello can you help with this error!


When you switch from one cable connection to another (Hdmi to AV etc) you need to reset the PS3 to its default settings. Basically what is happening is, your PS3 is set to HDMI, so when you plug in AV cables it doesn't know it. So you have to reset it. Hook your PS3 up to whatever cables (make sure system is fully off) then hold the front power button down for a few seconds.

Doing this will reset the display settings. You can then go into the XMB (main menu) and choose your connection. Although the PS3 should do this during the start up on its own.

Hope this helps.

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Nothing will show


When powering on the ps3, hit the power button and hold it for 10 seconds the PS3 will beep. This resets the PS3 to display at standard resolution.

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