5 faulty ps3's

casinosteve

Standard Member
Hi All,

I've just been given 4 faulty ps3's from a friend. 3 of them have the ylod so I no I wont be able to fix those. The other one has the red light on in standby but wont respond to the power or eject switch, just wont turn on. I've searched the web and all I can find is about blinking red lights and ylod, nothing about this. Anyone have any ideas to what this could be?

Thanks to all:facepalm:
 

AMc

Distinguished Member
Depends on the model - my 40GB fat had the buttons connected by arms to the motherboard. The YLOD fix videos I found on YouTube showed the 60GB models had a physical board for the switches under the panel connected by ribbon cable to the motherboard. It's possible that this isn't connected (if it's been opened) or that board has failed and could be swapped - as you have 4 others to play with that's where I'd start.
I stripped, heated and rebuilt my PS3 with YLOD twice - it's not complicated - you need a hot air paint stripping gun, a torx drive and a couple of cross head screwdrivers and an hour of so of careful work.
However I wasn't able to revive my console. Taking off the top cover to look at the power switch board is much easier and is 1 torx screw and 6 crossheads.
 

casinosteve

Standard Member
Thanks AMc for your reply. I think I may pass on these. I am though going to keep the one that has the red power light but wont boot up. No beeps at all from eject or power button. Any ideas what that could be? Thanks
 

Nakatsu_Hime

Active Member
It could be a wide variety of reasons ranging from a faulty chip somewhere to a broken link from the switch assembly board.

A question though. If you connect a charged controller to the PS3 with a USB cable and press the controller's PS button, does that do anything?
 

casinosteve

Standard Member
I just don't get why the red light comes on, although it takes longer then usual. Usually the standby light will immediately come on, this takes about 5 seconds
 

paper112

Standard Member
The yellow light of death and the red blinker is the same problem. Jus diff light set up through the diff models.So quit beating yourself up thinking that it'll turn on. The best thing to do is grab a heat gun and check out some you tube vids for a fix. I have fixed many and the only problem is that it isnt a perm fix. Grab yourself some good thermal paste, i have been using antec formula 7 as of recent. Artic silver is good but I have had a few come back in a couple months and some have held over a year + now. If you have a 60 gig or a 40gig I would like to take one off your hands for my kids as a netflix machine. so let me know
 

paper112

Standard Member
Oh my bad... turn off the power in the back . put your finger on the power button. Turn the power on and hold your finger on the button untill it beeps and shuts off..keep your finger on the button till it turns back on and it should take you the set up screen... i know i know..but i stated it wont do anything...turn it off again and repeat.. it will eventually.. if it doesnt take the lid off and place your finger on the metal prong itself and repeat. Itll have a list of options .use restore to factory.. if that doesnt work may be fried. sorry man hope it helps!!
 

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