my ps3 has been down a while after i left it on the menu screen of a dvd overnight,then it wouldnt come back on,
as sony have been getting a bit smug (anti piracy,many terms and conditions, and the constant internet need)
i decided the last thing i was going to do was give them more money.(by buying an official replacement power unit)
i knew that pc power units work on the ps3 fat have been looking for advice on the slim version(to no avail),
it got to a point where i thought dammit im gonna make the leap of faith and make the connections to see if i will work.
,ps i went on a stag night just befor doing this so details are sketchy (dutch courage) if you kill your playstation you did it, anyway ,after successful power i read about the tendancy of the mother board to overheat so added a bunch of fans to the case.
tool list approximate . screwdrivers ph0 did most of it, there security screws to get into machine at the time i just used a slightly mashed flat-head driver,the machine holds together fine if the security screws are not put back(pic on next step)
a scavenged pc power supply
a soldering iron, (if your just doing power you could get away with terminal blocks, or even twisty wire and tape)
wire cutters strippers,
possibly a switch to turn power box on and off
for the fan stuff
dirty iron and plastic cutting things
nylock nuts and bolts, zip ties 4 holding fans in place
hot glue gun for securing stuff , (its non conductive and lasts for ages its great for making weak solderd bits strong)
optional fan control, switch or a potentiometer or thermostat , i used a temperature control kit, i think i should have gone for a pot insted but its done now.
allegedly attractive sticky back plastic i used chrome colour
scalpel with new blade
Step 1: this needs replacing
+12v @ 16A
+5.5v @ 0.9A
considering the cost of the official one and the relative ease at which it broke , a diy solution seems the only sensible solution.