I have just acquired another fat ps3 that has a power issue. This thing powers on but, then it powers off by itself and I don't know why. My guess is it can be the power supply but, I am not sure. So, my question to all is, what can it be?
Is it the power supply or is it just dead? I believe it can be fixed but, i need advice, counsel, professional help, etc. in doing the right thing here. Does anyone know what the problem might be? Any ideas, suggestions, etc. is welcomed.
Uhm. Do you have some experience with electronic? I made fix my power supply, completely dead, in 1 minute, i was thinking to buy a new one BTW, if just power on then off immediately, red light still work?
I had one that did the same thing (couldnt see that flash of yellow) that makes a ylod. if you have it apart that far go ahead and try a reflow (if its your only fat model) if you have another system swap power supplies with a known working system and see what it does. Granted power supplies do fail on occasion but it the grand scheme of things its actually pretty rare.
If you do decide to open the power supply look at the capacitors if any of them are bad they will be swollen and more than likley the cause of a power supply failure.
Yeah just to mention what others have said - a corrupt firmware (especially now) could very likely be the cause - can you elaborate on any symptoms , exactly how fast it powers off, what color the power light is, etc!
As soon as I power it on it then just powers off by itself. The light is blue and then it goes green then it shuts off. I can swap power supplies and see if that might be the problem. Yeah, I'm not opening any power supplies because I want to be able to live to see another day.
I hope its not a corrupt firmware. I wonder if flashing it with Progskeet will help it get back to normal.
Last edited by theinfinite; 11-18-2011 at 02:11 AMReason: Automerged Doublepost