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Faulty power supply in PS3 slim CECH-2001A (APS-250)

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I've had this issue for some time now though for whatever reason it would subside if I leave the system unplugged for many days.

Basically what happens is that the system will suddenly power off after being on for about 10 minutes. When it's off the standby LED is off so the power supply has to be reset by unplugging and plugging the power cord back in.

Back when I was first investigating this I bought a replacement APS-270 power supply which is supposed to be free from the defect. Trouble is when I plug it in the system has the same problem, only it's instantaneous. I heard this could be caused by a short, most likely on the replacement power supply. I bought it used so that's probably why it's doing that.

Besides the replacement power supply there was a simple guide on getting the old APS-250 to continue working which involved adjusting some pots inside the power supply. I haven't noticed much of a difference in terms of shutdown time before and after adjustment.
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Personally I wouldn't be messing with the power supply in the PS3.
I've taken my PS3 apart and looked at the Power assembly but for the fear of shock I haven't touched it or tinkered with it.
Only thing I can suggest is getting a new Power assembly.

I can't remember, but is there a suspend/sleep state time setting?
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I finally managed to fix the replacement power supply after finding bad solder connections on one of the chips. It works perfectly now.

I won't be tinkering with the old one anymore.
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Glad to hear you got it fixed.
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did u replace it with the ones that output less heat?
there's a guide/recommended power supply that should be used
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