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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not workng due to power surge

I need to replace the hard drive for model # ceckh01 and I don't see where it is an option, is there a different power supply we can buy that will work in this system?

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jen, you seem to be starting new questions all about the same playstation.. could you please delete 2 of them and then just update the first question? It's getting pretty confusing for us...


A power surge is more likely to fry the power supply and/or the motherboard, not the hdd


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My first best guess is that the diodes in the bridge rectifier died in the power supply. Replace your power supply and give it a try. Instructions for the replacement are here: PlayStation 3 Power Supply Replacement

I can't guarantee you the spike didn't go past there before the diodes died. But diodes die when fed to much current.

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