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New PS3 and No Power Light
New PS3 and No Power Light –
I bought a new Playstation 3 (Slim) just last week and it has been working fine until today, I left it on for about a day so I could get the game that I bought out of the Playstation store to download and when it finished (today) I started the game and played it for a little while until it was time for me to go to work and I left it there on pause so when I got back I could start right where I left off as soon as I got home. When I got back I found it sitting there with no power lights on or anything, I messed with the cords and made sure they didn't come out of place and I tried it with a couple of other cords that seem to be running fine and still no results. I have no other ideas on how to fix this and thats why I came here so I could maybe get more ideas on how to fix it from people who may have more experience in this field of knowledge then I do.
I've tried leaving it unplugged from any cords for a while and I've tried different outlets since it didn't work on the surge protector.
Anyway, I guess thats all I can say for now so if there is anything that anyone can do that will help I will really appreciate it.
Simple test you could try, sniff the back. Does it smell burnt or strange at all? I would of thought that leaving it on as long as you did has burnt out something. Consoles should never be left on that long.
half-arsed lazy modder
If it's possible return it, if it's brand new and it already has a fault(either from you or the manufacturer) and you get it fixed you're much more likely to have more problems in the future. Good luck!
It kind of has a weird smell near the sticker on the bottom left hand side on the back but I can't tell if it's from the parts or if it is something burn't.
Originally Posted by DCgh0st
Sounds like something fried..... Word of advice dont leave a game console on when it's not in use. it saves energy and lengthens the lifespan of a device.
As was said if possible return it as a faulty unit if possible.
Last edited by fluf; 06-22-2012 at 09:12 AM.
In other words run the thing for 8 hours to download turn it off for awhile to cool.
i have had my old phat running all day and night in the past but have always turned it off for the same amount of time as its been running an its still going strong i think the continuous stress of leaving it switched on for so long has fried it all take it back an tell them its dead when you download the game again just turn it off for an hour or so to let it cool down an you will be fine
should be perfectly fine to do like I mentioned. but yeah an hour or 2 is all it needs. just to let it cool down. but I do advise turning it off when you arent using it at the very least to save on energy consumption.
lesson learned don't leave it on for more then 12 hours
they get hot as hell as it is, all these componants in a tiny box with 1 fan... what u expect...
if its summer time its even worse... and cant be in enclosed places.....
return it well u can... power supply is probably dead.