ps3 slim won't turn on - any ideas?

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#1 Posted by SuperTess (154 posts) -

So yesterday I went to turn on my ps3 for the first time since Journey came out and it won't turn on. No funky lights, just goes from red to green to off. We hardly use the dang thing, so it's not like it's overworked. Tried different outlets, same deal. Anyone else had this happen? Any suggestions on what to try?

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#2 Posted by HellBrendy (1173 posts) -

Try ejecting/putting in a disc.

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#3 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

Try hitting it really hard, that should work.

Don't actually do that.

Take it to a shop.

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#4 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

Take a hammer to it.

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#5 Edited by ChadMasterFlash (1000 posts) -

I'm going to play support here. Make sure you have it plugged into an electrical outlet. 
on a serious note you could put it in standby. Hold the power button until it beeps 3 times. Then you'll get some options. I'm pretty sure I've had this same problem before and it fixed it.

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#6 Edited by Napalm (9230 posts) -

Put your hand on its knee and fake your own death?

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#7 Posted by SuperTess (154 posts) -

@Hizang said:

Try hitting it really hard, that should work.

Don't actually do that.

Take it to a shop.

Not sure where/how to find a shop?

@ChadMasterFlash said:

I'm going to play support here. Make sure you have it plugged into an electrical outlet. on a serious note you could put it in standby. Hold the power button until it beeps 3 times. Then you'll get some options. I'm pretty sure I've had this same problem before and it fixed it.

Holding down the button longer results in same, it just shuts down. Same with inserting/ejecting disc. Maybe it's just depressed because we don't use it much? Is there zoloft for ps3? Anyhow, I might try another cable if I can get my hands on one, but I'm not optimistic that the cable is the problem.

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#8 Posted by ChadMasterFlash (1000 posts) -
@SuperTess said:

@Hizang said:

Try hitting it really hard, that should work.

Don't actually do that.

Take it to a shop.

Not sure where/how to find a shop?

@ChadMasterFlash said:

I'm going to play support here. Make sure you have it plugged into an electrical outlet. on a serious note you could put it in standby. Hold the power button until it beeps 3 times. Then you'll get some options. I'm pretty sure I've had this same problem before and it fixed it.

Holding down the button longer results in same, it just shuts down. Same with inserting/ejecting disc. Maybe it's just depressed because we don't use it much? Is there zoloft for ps3? Anyhow, I might try another cable if I can get my hands on one, but I'm not optimistic that the cable is the problem.

I did a little more searching and from what I've read it might be that the power supply is dead/dying.
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#9 Posted by SuperTess (154 posts) -

@ChadMasterFlash: Thanks for looking into it. Sounds like I'll probably end up having to send it off for repair then.

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#10 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1869 posts) -

A couple off-the-top-of-my-head things:

  • Try unplugging it for the night and plugging it back in in the morning.
  • Look up instructions online on how to replace the hard drive, and make sure it's seated properly (that is, pushed in all the way).

I wouldn't count on either working, but they're free to try.

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#11 Posted by Justin258 (14783 posts) -

The fat PS2 had a big on/off switch on the back. Check if your PS3 has something similar.

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#12 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

My PS1 only used to work upside down, try that!

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