[Answered] PS3 Power Supply Dead
So my PS3 just turned off on its own while I was playing NCAA 10 yesterday. Only played for about 20 minutes, wasn't hot at all.
Getting no power, no lights, nothing.
Out of warranty so I pulled the thing apart, started checking everything with the handy multimeter. Cable is good, switch is good, primary side of PSU is good. Secondary side is the weird one. With the 12v prongs and the 5v plug both unplugged, they get voltage, but as soon as I plug either one, or both, in, the whole secondary side has no voltage. Then when I unplug them, voltage magically returns.
Any ideas to what part of this PSU is bad?
Best Answer -
Posted by JeffJ
Originally Posted by isuzutrio
if you get no voltage when its plugged into the PS3 that means the PS3 unit its self is experiencing a dead short.
if u get no voltage from the PSU when its switched on but not plugged into the ps3 unit then, the psu is dead.
if you can hear the psu clicking when u have it assembled ot the ps3, then its hitting its crowbar circuit because of a short.
as for the ps3 overloading the PSU, thats unlikely unless its a short. even when its overloading it will at least boot until the 3d kicks in and starves the unit of the amperage it needs. Im a pc tech i see this all the time.