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A television game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, also known as PS4. First announced February 20, 2013 and released November 15, 2013.

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How to test power supply

Hi my ps4 turns on then instantly off. I'm 99% sure it's a power supply fault from videos I have seen on youtube. However I would just like to check my power supply with a voltmeter before buying a new one. My power supply model is ADP-240AR.

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Are you familiar with the washer fix? Have you attempted it? What makes you think it's the psu?


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The PSU provides a permanent +5 VDC on the side connector. This same connector has an input, used to tell the PSU to provide +12 VDC on the 2 big metallic legs soldered on the motherboard.

To make basic tests on the PSU you can:

- remove it from the console

- plug it in the AC with the power cord (from this point, manipulate the PSU only by touching plastic parts!)

- connect a multimeter on the side connector and check that you get +5VDC on some pins (can't remember which ones, just test)

- verify that you have 0 Volt on the 2 holes where the big metallic legs are supposed to be plugged in

- use a wire to shortcut the first and the last pins of the PSU side connector, this should tell the PSU to provide +12VDC

- check with the multimeter that you get those +12VDC on the 2 holes

If yes, your PSU seems to be working.

If +5VDC and/or +12VDC is missing, the PSU is the culprit.

You can find tutorials on the net, just search "PS4 ADP-240 PSU Test" for instance.

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Does it work if you just shortcut the side connector of the power supply so it will always give the +12VDC?


I'm looking to do this on a different model. ADP-300CR. Just to clarify, I'm wanting to test for 12 volts on the area where the motherboard prongs insert into the PSU?


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Hi, i need your help regarding my adp-200er from 12xx serie. i'm trying to check if the psu is my problem on my "no power" ps4

so here is my situation. i put black and red sticks inside the PSU, then i try to jump the 4 pins to watch my readings

when i jump the first and second pins i have no readings

when i jump the first and third pins i have the 12vdc reading

when i jump the first and fourth pins i have no readings

when i jump the second and third pins i have no readings

when i jump the second and fourth i have no readings

when i jump the third and fourth i have the 12vdc reading

do you think the PSU is half working? do i have to replace it?

thanks anyway for any advice

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If your getting the 12v I would have to say Power Supply is GOOD.


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you might check your APU chip, if that comes off, or if any of the suturing points come unsutured, then you need to get a new ps4

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