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Hi would you be able to possibly assist me in troubleshooting my ps3 i have some questions and thought since you stated you have done tons of research you may be able to help and give suggestion on what i could do, my e mail is ohiomulchboy4  at (msn) dot com

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  • ohiomulchboy Aug 12, 2008

    Well I purchased the unit on ebay it was an as-is and I'm pretty savvy so I figured I may be able to fix it. Unable to really find out what is wrong with it though. I had purchased a brand new power supply for it and that wasn't the problem. It is a 60 gb model when i got it it had a sticker saying it was a "display unit" I'm assuming like the ones to play and use while in the stores. When I power it on it sounds like fans start up and then shut off and it beeps. If able I would like to be able to repair it on my own for two reasons, one just being able to and the satisfaction and two it obviously is not under warranty being purchased on ebay. If you were able to help in any way I would greatly appreciate it or if you would tell me what my options would be if I could not repair it. And if I am unable does sony offer anything ? Thanks in advance.

  • Wes Sydenstricker
    Wes Sydenstricker May 11, 2010

    Hello! I would be glad to try and help you. Please specify the problems you are having with your PS3.



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Hey Kyle,

Well, I'm sorry to say that the display models are garbage. You can input a code to "unlock" the unit so that you can play games and movies, but you have to do it every time you power it on.
Also, I am still doing a ton of circuitry research to find out the cause of the immediate shut down. So far I have found one chip that has a 50 on it that is at the front of the motherboard that has no resistance through it but the chips along each side of the chip have resistance. So I'm thinking that it may be some sort of fuse chip that can blow when exposed to a drasstic shock, as in a drop. I have a unit that does the same thing and I am going to try and bypass that circuit tomorrow and see if it works. I'll let you know.
As for your options...
1. Resell it on eBay As-Is
2. Try and repair it yourself.
3.Contact seller you purchased it from and ask what the return policy is. Return to seller for a refund if it was not stated as a demo model in the auction description. (refer to "item not as described" on ebay) You can even file a dispute within 90 days if it was not as described, even though it was listed as-is!

I hope this helps you. I wish you much luck. If you have any more questions, please contact me!!

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