Updated 15 May 2017

The PlayStation 3 system will not turn on

Find out what to do if your PlayStation 3 system doesn’t turn on.

 
 
  1. Check if the PlayStation 3 system’s yellow power indicator is flashing.
 
 
  1. Check the power supply.
  • Connect a different device to the mains power supply to ensure that the power supply is functioning correctly.
  1. Check that the AC adaptor is connected.
  • Check that the PlayStation 3 system’s AC adaptor is properly connected to the PlayStation 3 system.
 
 
  1. Check the AC adaptor for damage.
  • Make sure that there is no physical damage to the PlayStation 3 system’s AC adaptor. Do not use the AC adaptor if any part of it is frayed, cut or damaged in any way.
  1. Test the AC adaptor.
  • Connect the AC adaptor to another PlayStation 3 system or connect a different AC adaptor to your PlayStation 3 system to check that the AC adaptor is functioning correctly.
 
 
  1. Have there been any power cuts or surges in your area?
  1. Does your PlayStation 3 system show signs of a component failure?
 
 
  1. Is the PlayStation 3 system adequately ventilated?
  • Ensure that the PlayStation 3 system is situated in a well-ventilated area, at least 10cm from the nearest wall, and that the system’s air vents are not blocked or obstructed.