The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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MY PS3 Game Control Ports Don't Work

Is there anyway to repair the usb ports on the front of the fat ps3, I've tried multiple controls on this one PS3 and nothing works still. It looks like these ports or glued on the board, so i'm just asking how can I get around this if in all repairable.

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The USB ports are soldered to the board and unless there is physical damage to the USB ports I would not bother replacing them. Sony was nice enough to use proprietary ports that are on their motherboard so purchasing replacement ones from Digi-Key is not an option. Instead, obtaining another motherboard from a broken PS3 would be the best option if you do want to replace the ports. If you have never soldered before and the USB ports are your only problem, then I recommend that you strive to find someone who is experienced with that. Replacing the motherboard all together is a bad idea as well since the Blu-Ray drive and motherboard are married together and must be paired, and spoofing the drive to match the motherboard is not something I have seen done on a PS3 yet.

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thanks for the response, i'm happy with all you said, so before reading this, I was looking to buy a replacement online and I found one on ebay. However I tried a little something before even buying one from ebay. I took the port out, fluxed it very well and I heated up all the chips on both sides of the usb ports and wow it's working again, so i'll see and hope this hold up if it does then maybe that is also an option.

thanks again for all your input

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You may need to send this in for repair. You should try [URL|http://www.videogame911.com]. They do really good repairs and beat manufacturers pricing.

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Hi, my ps3 usb ports are not working and there is no faulty with cable can you help me please?

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my usb port is broke on my ps3 the model is 160 slim cech-2501a the white part came out what can I do

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