The Playstation 3 or PS3 is a solidly built console, attested by the number of games designed for it. However, problems can arise. Here is a guide on how to fix a PS3 connection error and problems.
How to Repair PS3 Connectivity Problems
Ensure that all the connections are stable. Examine the router and cable modem. If they are loose, plug them in securely. If you are utilizing a wireless router, be certain it is in range.
Be certain your connection is fast. Slow Internet connections will affect games. This is especially true in large scale multiplayer games. The ideal connection is 1 Mbps at least. The faster the connection, the better off your gaming experience will be.
Another way to resolve this issue is by getting a dedicated Internet connection. If another person is using your connection, the speed will slow down drastically. This is one of the most common connectivity issues with PS3.
Update your router by downloading the latest software, driver or patches. These can be found in the manufacturer’s websites.
If your wireless router doesn’t work, go for the wired connection. There are some wireless routers that are incompatible with PS3 games. Before you buy a router, make sure that it is compatible with the PS3.
How to Fix a PS3 Power Supply Fuse
Required Tools and Materials
Camel’s hair brush
PS3 replacement fuse
Flat edged screwdriver
Unplug the console. Take out the screws below the rubber feet. This is to the left of the Playstation. Remove the case.
Remove the screws on the case. Snap off the clips on the rear of the case.
Take out the power supply screws. Remove the plug on the power supply. Carefully take out the power supply from the console. The main plug has to be removed too.
Get the power supply and take out the fuse. Use the camel’s hair brush to clean the fuse. If you are going to replace the fuse, put the new one in place now.
Connect the plug to the power supply. Put the power supply back in. Connect the plug to the power supply socket. Secure the power supply and put the casing back on. This will fix a PS3 with fuse problems.
If your PS3 is still under warranty, take it to the store. They will fix the console free of charge. Open the PS3 for repair only if the warranty has expired.