Last night was the first time it did the power on all by itself. I wasn't even in the room when it happened. I was just outside the door and heard the unmistakable beep. I came in shut it off and no sooner got back to the door when it did it again. I shut off and this time it only waited 2 or 3 seconds and turned itself back on again.
At that point I just unplugged it as I was in no mood for the trick candle/PS3 gag. I plugged it back in a bit ago, and it started in again. Here's what I've done so far and my thinking behind it....
-Tried unplugging it from the surge protector and plugging it into the UPS that my computer is on. Thought maybe there were issues with that surge protector, even though the other items on it were fine.
-Plugging into the UPS didn't change anything. I figured maybe there was an issue with the controller that had been plugged into the console throughout all this. I plugged the controller and removed it from the room, to the other end of the house even, to make sure I broke the connection between the two.
-I rebooted the PS3 and connected the backup controller, but still the problem remains. Random system power offs and power ons.
Anybody else ever run into anything like this? I'm beginning to wonder if the console itself is starting to give up the ghost. Hopefully there's another explanation.