PS3 slim power button not responding

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#1 Posted by H_M_1 (1150 posts) -

I was recently updating the Resistance 3 Beta, when the screen just turned blank, and the Power button at front wasn't responding, even after leaving the system on for 10 odd mins. The game didn't even update, and I couldn't reset the system. The eject button is working fine though. What should I do? Thanks

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#2 Posted by fsurb28 (1329 posts) -

unplug from wall or power surge

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#3 Posted by H_M_1 (1150 posts) -

unplug from wall or power surge

fsurb28
I switched it off 4 times from the mains lol!!!!! A very bad idea, but it had to be done.
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#4 Posted by fsurb28 (1329 posts) -

thanks to homefront i had to do it many times till after a week i destroyed the disk with a hammer

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#5 Posted by punisher1 (3264 posts) -

could be a sruge going bad. Had that happen with my surge protector on my PC.

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#6 Posted by H_M_1 (1150 posts) -

could be a sruge going bad. Had that happen with my surge protector on my PC.

duane27
Forgive me but what is a surge? I'm a dummy in computers. Does that mean the PS3 is going to mess up?
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#7 Posted by Ty1506 (25 posts) -
Hi i know this is a old thread, but did you get the slim going again? I have a ps3 Slim 320gb , the power button does no work the only way to turn it on is by inserting a disc :( i have changed the on offf board and there is nothing wrong there I have changed the power on ribbon but still it only works if you insert a disc and i need the on off button , because i changed my tv over and i need to reset the output ( holding the on off button for 5 seconds ) so i now have no picture someone help please?
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#8 Posted by KiriharaZro (138 posts) -
[QUOTE="Ty1506"]Hi i know this is a old thread, but did you get the slim going again? I have a ps3 Slim 320gb , the power button does no work the only way to turn it on is by inserting a disc :( i have changed the on offf board and there is nothing wrong there I have changed the power on ribbon but still it only works if you insert a disc and i need the on off button , because i changed my tv over and i need to reset the output ( holding the on off button for 5 seconds ) so i now have no picture someone help please?

You turn on your PS3 by inserting a disc? why you dont turn on with the PSbutton on your dualshock?
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#9 Posted by ipumpmygun (452 posts) -
[QUOTE="Ty1506"]Hi i know this is a old thread, but did you get the slim going again? I have a ps3 Slim 320gb , the power button does no work the only way to turn it on is by inserting a disc :( i have changed the on offf board and there is nothing wrong there I have changed the power on ribbon but still it only works if you insert a disc and i need the on off button , because i changed my tv over and i need to reset the output ( holding the on off button for 5 seconds ) so i now have no picture someone help please?

Why are you bumping a thread that's more than 2 years old?