Video Game Console Repair Questions? Ask a Technician ASAP
I think it is original, I bought it in 2008. the lights blink continuously.
the game station is 40 g
yes. the red light comes on but when I push the eject button nothing
no to both questions
If there is no Fan, nor will the disc Eject, then this indicates that the internal Power Supply is faulty and needs to be replaced. This is a fairly common issue with the older version PS3 40G, and 80G Models. If you choose to send it to Sony, you're looking at a $190 parts and labor repair- and also being without the PS3 for several weeks waiting for them to repair it. You can also replace the Power Supply yourself in about a hal hour, with nothing more than a screwdriver.
The link below is where you can purchase the Power Supply for your PS3:
Additionally, there is a Video at the link below which shows you how to make this repair:
Cost for the part is not very expensive, and should give you a few more good, solid years out of your PS3. If you're not comfortable repairing this yourself, then at Sony's cost of $190, I would personally put the same money towards one of the newer versions of the PS.
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if you think that this is the problem, I can probably repair it myself. I know I smelled something like burnt wiring or whatever is inside this thing. would this change your answer.