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PS3 SLIM no ac switch –
How bad is it that the slim version has no power switch on the back and I have to remove the entire power cord in order to completely shut down the system?
Yep, the PS3 SLIM is always in RED standby mode.
Sony claims only 1watt of power is use to light the led and monitor the power button.
But more power is used, if you have "remote start" enabled, which allows the chipset to scan for previous synced controllers and paired psp units.
Thanx for this information but my issue here is not power consumption. Ijust want to power it off and store it inside my shelves so that it doesn't catch dust for one and it doesn't short circuit in case of electricity going down ubruptly.
And I just feel uncomfortable having to pull out the cord without previously having switch a power switch.
That is one problem with the SLIM, so for now you will have to pull the plug, or have the cord plug into a power bar which has a switch.
Originally Posted by therock003
But if you worried about power surge you should always unplug the video cables also, as I have repaired a number of PS3's and some I was not able to repair, that even with super-duper power bar, and no power running, the surge from lighting come down the network/video/hdmi cables and inside I found a number of little burned resistors and caps from the surge.
A good battery backup would be a wise investment. Every electronic component in my place has them. Has saved many things consistently.
How do you mean batttery backup? Like a UPS, that is used in PCs for when the power goes out?
If it's a big prblem you could always get yourself a extension lead with a switch and plug your ps3 power cord into that. Voila, you have a switch on your PS3.
If this works to turn off power to the ps3 like it does for the xbox, then we're in business. Prepare for these to be sold out or jacked up priced.
Originally Posted by hbk2004v1
I was worried about unplugging and plugging back in... Wear and tear on it, maybe it will eventually get too loose, break or lose the connection or something.
Today I went out and bought a "Woods Indoor/Outdoor Wireless remote outlet" from the local hardware store. I plug the playstation in it and now I can turn the power source on and off with a remote. That way I dont have to get up to do it every time and I never have to touch the playstation cord. It cost me only $17cdn. The remote works upto 80ft away it says and can go through floors and walls. Which is great, but unfortunately that also means I cant use my harmony remote instead.
Like the one here: