Just got my PS3 and it wont turn on

Connected to the TV and to the internet. The electricity is fine. Plugged the PS3 in and it wont turn on.. 
I guess the electricity cable is busted.  Or the PS3 itself is busted.
 hurray 
 
 
Edit: I just went to the shop and they gave me a new one right away, and it WORKS! just not able to connect to the internet and i'll look the problem up. 
WOO.

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43 Comments
Posted by AhmadMetallic

Connected to the TV and to the internet. The electricity is fine. Plugged the PS3 in and it wont turn on.. 
I guess the electricity cable is busted.  Or the PS3 itself is busted.
 hurray 
 
 
Edit: I just went to the shop and they gave me a new one right away, and it WORKS! just not able to connect to the internet and i'll look the problem up. 
WOO.

Posted by zyn

If you have the fat model, there is a Power Switch at the back.
 
If you have the slim model... er... google it?

Posted by Jadeskye

if it was a PC i'd say the power supply unit is crippled.

Posted by sopranosfan

That sucks. 

Posted by Rhaknar
@zyn said:
" If you have the fat model, there is a Power Switch at the back.  If you have the slim model... er... google it? "
this is all i can think of
Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Rhaknar said:
" @zyn said:
" If you have the fat model, there is a Power Switch at the back.  If you have the slim model... er... google it? "
this is all i can think of "
It's slim. I googled it, not finding anything useful .. tried it on 2 different TVs, one is LCD
Posted by RobotHamster

Plug it in?   
Seriously though, does the red light on the front come on, or are there no lights at all?

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@RobotHamster said:
" Plug it in?   Seriously though, does the red light on the front come on, or are there no lights at all? "
No light at all
Posted by Fallen189
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @RobotHamster said:
" Plug it in?   Seriously though, does the red light on the front come on, or are there no lights at all? "
No light at all "
Power cable is bust.
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Posted by Jazz

Sounds like you need to get it replaced. 
Sorry to hear you've got a problem there.

Posted by RobotHamster
@Fallen189 said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @RobotHamster said:
" Plug it in?   Seriously though, does the red light on the front come on, or are there no lights at all? "
No light at all "
Power cable is bust. "
Yea that might be it, hopefully you just need a new cable and not a new ps3.
Posted by Hamz

If you have any friends with a PS3 you could always ask them to test their cable on your PS3 system to see if it is indeed the power cable that is busted or the system itself.
 
If it's the cable you can easily replace it without having to ship the whole console back to Sony I believe.

Posted by arca

sucks mate, hope it's only the cable.

Posted by MetalGearSunny

Well that fucking sucks.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
" Well that fucking sucks. "
You have no idea how.................... bad i feel right now. i feel like throwing the PS3 at the TV
Posted by LiquidPrince

Well exchange it? Same thing happened to the Wii I purchased a few days ago. Ended up just exchanging it.

Posted by teh_pwnzorer
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @Rhaknar said:
" @zyn said:
" If you have the fat model, there is a Power Switch at the back.  If you have the slim model... er... google it? "
this is all i can think of "
It's slim. I googled it, not finding anything useful .. tried it on 2 different TVs, one is LCD "
 
If there are no blinking lights or noise coming out the unit when you turn it on, return it to the store. 
 
"It must be the EEPROM." 
  
Posted by ZeroCast

Weird.
 
Can't thing of anything other than the cable being busted. Also, congrats on getting a PS3 :D. Can't wait for RDR eh?

Posted by xyzygy
@Ahmad_Metallic: If you had gotten a 360 you would be playing RDR in a few days and not waiting for a replacement PS3. KIDDING PEOPLE. 
 
It's probably just a cable issue. Go to the store and get a new one. If it's not that... then you might have to send it away. I heard Sony takes a really long time with their sending, though... you might not get to play RDR as soon as you think :(
Posted by AhmadMetallic
@ZeroCast said:
" Also, congrats on getting a PS3 :D. Can't wait for RDR eh? "
nope!
Posted by xyzygy
@Ahmad_Metallic: You will have to keep us posted. Nice way to break your hopes of a new console huh?
Posted by ninjakiller

Power cable or power supply...hopefully it's the cable..for obvious reasons.

Posted by natetodamax

You, sir, are boned.

Posted by AlwaysAngry

Same thing happened with my Xbox 360 when I first got it.  Did you buy it used? If so, you may have to turn it on a special way and reset the firmware. At least, that's how it was with my 360.

Posted by yakov456

Have you tried to plug anything else into the same outlet, just to be sure the ps3 is the root of the problem?

Posted by Xeiphyer
@Ahmad_Metallic: MEGA PRO TIP: The PS3 power cord is the exact same as a PC power cord, so try switching it and seeing if it works. Also try switching sockets incase that one is garbage or something. 
 
Is there a red or green light on the PS3? And more importantly, you flipped the switch at the back of the PS3 RIGHT? (Silly mistakes sometimes happen, so its worth asking =P)
Posted by AhmadMetallic
@xyzygy said: 

" You will have to keep us posted. Nice way to break your hopes of a new console huh? "

Biggest drag ever  
 
@AlwaysAngry said:
" Same thing happened with my Xbox 360 when I first got it.  Did you buy it used? If so, you may have to turn it on a special way and reset the firmware. At least, that's how it was with my 360. "

Brand new... 
 
@yakov456 said:
" Have you tried to plug anything else into the same outlet, just to be sure the ps3 is the root of the problem? "

Anything else like what? all i have is this one PS3 Slim power cable. 
 
 
@Xeiphyer said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic: MEGA PRO TIP: The PS3 power cord is the exact same as a PC power cord, so try switching it and seeing if it works. Also try switching sockets incase that one is garbage or something.   Is there a red or green light on the PS3? And more importantly, you flipped the switch at the back of the PS3 RIGHT? (Silly mistakes sometimes happen, so its worth asking =P) "

It's a slim, my good man. Means that the power cable is thin (not like the PCs) and theres no switch anywhere. 
The socket is fine, i tested it with a lamp. And when i plug the PS3 in, no light at all shows.. 
Edited by MrKlorox
@Ahmad_Metallic said:

@Xeiphyer said:

" @Ahmad_Metallic: MEGA PRO TIP: The PS3 power cord is the exact same as a PC power cord, so try switching it and seeing if it works. Also try switching sockets incase that one is garbage or something.   Is there a red or green light on the PS3? And more importantly, you flipped the switch at the back of the PS3 RIGHT? (Silly mistakes sometimes happen, so its worth asking =P) "

It's a slim, my good man. Means that the power cable is thin (not like the PCs) and theres no switch anywhere. The socket is fine, i tested it with a lamp. And when i plug the PS3 in, no light at all shows..  "
The slim uses a generic power cord that many VCRs or DVD players use. If you have a device that uses a cord with the two rounded ends (psp charger, PS2 power cable, even xbox1 cable, etc...) it will work on the Slim PS3. The cable is the easy thing to check.
Posted by Xeiphyer
@MrKlorox said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:

@Xeiphyer said:

" @Ahmad_Metallic: MEGA PRO TIP: The PS3 power cord is the exact same as a PC power cord, so try switching it and seeing if it works. Also try switching sockets incase that one is garbage or something.   Is there a red or green light on the PS3? And more importantly, you flipped the switch at the back of the PS3 RIGHT? (Silly mistakes sometimes happen, so its worth asking =P) "

It's a slim, my good man. Means that the power cable is thin (not like the PCs) and theres no switch anywhere. The socket is fine, i tested it with a lamp. And when i plug the PS3 in, no light at all shows..  "
The slim uses a generic power cord that many VCRs or DVD players use. If you have a device that uses a cord with the two rounded ends (psp charger, PS2 power cable, even xbox1 cable, etc...) it will work on the Slim PS3. The cable is the easy thing to check. "
Nice save! :D I sure hope its the power cord. Sometimes they break because of the way they wrap them for packaging.
Posted by Shirogane

If it's brand new, the store should replace it shouldn't they? If they don't, pretty crappy store. 
Or did you get it through some promotion from Sony? In that case, you're boned. Or you could find a console repair place, they could probably get it fixed pretty fast, you'll have to pay though. And it'll probably void your warranty.
Edited by rjayb89

Did you try a different electrical outlet like someone else suggested?  I remember thinking my DS charger was broken until I plugged in my lamp that worked with a different outlet.

Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

If it's brand new you could get a replacement right away couldn't you?

Posted by Zao

return it
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Posted by afrofools

Take it back to the store (if you didn't get it through ebay), and tell them that the console won't turn on, if they don't oblige, then you demand, and if they still say no then get the manager; If the manager says no you can report them on the basis of being assholes. Good luck

Posted by Siepher
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @ZeroCast said:
" Also, congrats on getting a PS3 :D. Can't wait for RDR eh? "
nope! "
I hope it's just your cable then. Otherwise you wont be able to play it at launch, eh?
Posted by Vextroid

The slim PS3 has the same connector for power as the PS2 no? If you have a PS2 power cable lying around you could use that.

Edited by Roflwaffles

You should make one of those "FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU- " comics.

Posted by Tireyo

That rots.

Posted by AlwaysAngry

Where did you buy it from? Go to that store and tell them they sold you a broken PS3!

Posted by AlwaysAngry

Where did you buy it from? Go to that store and tell them they sold you a broken PS3!

Posted by Zero_

I wouldn't fret dude - you just got it, it's not like the store won't accept a broken console..

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@AlwaysAngry said:

" Where did you buy it from? Go to that store and tell them they sold you a broken PS3! "

@Zero_ said:

" I wouldn't fret dude - you just got it, it's not like the store won't accept a broken console.. "

 
 I just went to the shop and they gave me a new one right away, and it WORKS! just not able to connect to the internet and i'll look the problem up.      
(The PS3 itself was busted) 
 
yay.
Posted by Evilsbane

Nice DOA stuff is always fun.