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Where can I get a battery replacement for a PS3 controller and how can I replace it?

Is there any way to change the battery of a PS3 controller? If so, where do I get a new one!? and how do I change it?
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Is it possible to get data off of a dead PS3?

Is it possible to get the data off of the hard drive of a PlayStation 3 that has crashed? I have already voided the warranty so I am not worried about that and I have access to quite a few tools. I ...
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Latest injustice update won't install

My 1.08 version of injustice won't install on my ps3. It just beeps and reboots the console. There's plenty of memory and it wouldn't install after the latest system update which it made me do before ...
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Why doesn't my PS3 backup restore game saves & data on a new system?

I had an old 80Gb PS3 from 2009 which suddenly had a hard disk error a few weeks back, saying: Could not start, The appropriate storage system was not found. I had backed it up a week prior ...
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How can I prevent crashes shortly after starting the game?

When playing Skyrim on my PS3, it crashes after only a few minutes, forcing me to restart the system. I have 55GB of free space and no other games are having this issue. Any advice?
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What could cause the 'L1' button to stop working, and is it possible to fix? [duplicate]

I accidentally let the controller fall from my hand and now the L1 button isn't working. (which is terrible, because I love FIFA). What can I do? is it possible to fix?
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Will the PSN Download of GTA5 onto a solid state drive perform better than the standard disc install?

I'm playing Grand Theft Auto 5 a lot and am wondering if I'll get a performance improvement (loading speed/ rendering) if I bought the digital version off PSN. I'm using a reconditioned PS3 Slimline ...
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GTA V graphics bugs on PS3

I just started playing GTA V on my PS3 and during gameplay I noticed that somewhere around the middle-left corner of the screen these strange gray/blackish rectangles keep showing up...they are kinda ...
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Can't cure vampirism: Falion won't interact

I am tired of being a vampire, so I'm trying to complete the Rising at Dawn quest. I've spoken to Falion initially, given him a filled black soul gem, and met him at dawn in the black swamp, but I ...
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MW3 keeps freezing in an online game

My MW3 keeps freezing in the middle of an online game. The disc is perfect and my internet connection is good, anyone know what is happening?
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Why doesn't my PS3 recognize I'm pressing buttons while playing Skyrim?

I'm trying to play Skyrim on my PS3 but since it said I have to press the "X" button to go to the main menu it doesn't work,even when it worked my controller won't listen to me because it just made me ...
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Installation error 80029564 on PS3

I have a problem when installing the game Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition, which is available for a test of 60 minutes via the PlayStationPlus membership. All went well during the ...
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How to interpret disk space requirements on PS3

When I buy/download a new game from PSN, a disk space requirement is shown, ie. "7340 MB". Is it the size of the download? Or is it the size of the final installation? If it is the latter, how can ...
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How can I play Dungeon Defenders cross-platform PC-PS3?

I found this: Does Dungeon Defenders support cross-platform multiplayer? So my question is not "if" but "how". How can I (on PC) play with PS3 players, or vice-versa?
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Transferring Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 from Vita to PS3

I purchased Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 from the PSN for the PS Vita. I've read that I can access DLC stuff for this game from either the Vita or my PS3. What I was wondering is, can I also transfer ...
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Can I play a save from the non-GOTY edition of Red Dead Redemption in the GOTY edition?

My friend is able to lend me Red Dead Redemption. However it's the vanilla edition, so I'm going to end up buying the GOTY edition anyway. Here is a question now: If I were to play Red Dead ...
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Dualshock 3 controller problems

My problem is that my PS3 controllers sync and start up the system properly. It maintains synced status, but the buttons don't work. The only button that works is the PS button. Also, when I am in ...
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How to check internet speed on PS3?

I have a new very fast internet, however I'm not sure if PS3 supports it (my laptop for example is only able to use 1/3 of the speed). How to check what speed PS3 can use?
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How can I set up a Black Ops LAN party?

Alright, here's my situation. I have Internet, and play Black Ops on my Playstation 3. However, as the PSN network is down right now, I'd like to play with my brother, who's downstairs with another ...
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How do I join an online party in White Knight Chronicles?

I need to join a party to be able to complete some quests. I have visited another players town, but I have not been able to join any party. How do I do this?
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Where can I order thumbsticks for my PS3 dualshock 3 controller?

My son has a nervous habit of chewing on the PS3 controller's thumbsticks during cut-scenes. One day, he actually ripped the top of it off. Glue worked for awhile, but the top eventually came off ...
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Why are my online parameters always lost?

Almost* each time I play online, I have to set again all my profiles, which are empty and the colors/equipments of the characters. It's highly annoying. I don't get how this can be that these settings ...
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How do I tell which games have local cooperative multiplayer?

I've always wanted a gaming console. I figured I wanted a PS3 but when I looked into it it seems like Xbox 360 has more games that support couch coop ( = 2 player on the same console) I want to buy ...
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PS3 not reading DVD discs, but its reading blu-ray discs. Why?

Having issues with my Playstation 3 not reading DVD discs, but its reading blu-ray games and not blu-ray movies. very odd issue. Does anyone know exactly what the issue might be? I'm thinking its ...
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Fixing an old PS3 vs buying a new one [closed]

It seems my old PS3 fat GPU is dying. I'm getting this stretching glitch problem in some of my games e.g. Killzone 3, Batman Arkham City and GTA 5. Here is my original post where I asked about the ...
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PS3 slow loading on all games when using hard drives bigger than 160GB+

Has anyone run into the issue of having a slow loading system? Currently any game I put in the system takes about 2-3 minutes just to load into the title screen. I tested this with Last of Us. I'm ...
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Is it possible to load a save file from a game of another region (PS3)?

I played Batman: Arkham Asylum (BLES) for a while and got almost all the available trophies (the PS3 equivalent of achievements). Yesterday I bought the Collector's Edition (BLUS) and I noticed that I ...
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Can I play PS3 Saves from one PS3 on another?

I'm going home for Christmas and I was thinking of playing some of my PS3 games on my brother's PS3. I know you can backup saves to a USB drive, but can I then upload these saves to my brother's PS3 ...
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Why do so many games for PS3 have 'restricted/locked' save-games?

Many of the games I played had 'locked' save-games, so they can't be copied to an USB-Stick, for example. But I'm wondering why? Is it an agreement between Sony and the development studios to force ...
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How can I play with a friend in another city?

So how can I play with a friend on the same team against another friend? We'll all be logging in on different machines in different cities! Does FIFA 13 even allow co-operative play?
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Can you play PlayStation 1 games on the PlayStation 3?

Just out of curiosity, can you play PlayStation 1 games on the PlayStation 3? If so, how does it deal with save games? Does it have a connection for old PS1 memory cards or does it save them to the ...
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What are the benefits of using an online pass?

I bought a used copy of "Medal of Honor" for my PS3 the last days. As I opened the case there was a paper with a used online pass on it. Because I never owned a game which needed an online pass I ...
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Random lagging in Skate 2

Just bought (EA) Skate 2 for PS3 (500gb) a couple of weeks back and it started off having a few minor lagging problems. However, it's become really bad and I'm wondering if this is normal for Skate 2, ...
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Switched to new router and now experiencing lag?

I switched from a Dynex-802.11b/g to a Netgear-802.11b/g/n just yesterday. My router is downstairs because my phone-line upstairs doesn't work very well, but my PS3 is still upstairs (SOCOM: ...
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Cause of mysterious PS3 connection drops and lag?

I'm having an interesting problem with my roommate's PS3. It was working relatively fine until I changed the router password. When I attempted to change the network configuration for the PS3 to use ...
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How to update a PS3 using USB drive and the PS3UPDAT.PUP

How can I use a PS3UPDAT.PUP file downloaded from the Playstation System Software site to update my PS3? Copying it to the root of a USB flash drive doesn't seem sufficient. Does it need to be in a ...
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What wall plug chargers can be used to charge PS3 controllers

I want to charge my PS3 controllers (SIXAXIS) without having the PS3 running (because most of the time when it's running, I'm actually using the controllers). Since the device charges over standard ...
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Possible to use usb headset for game audio?

I know that this is an age old question, but can you use a usb headset on a PS3 for both chat and game audio? I know that the firmware didn't use to support it, but now that Sony has their USB stereo ...
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DualShock 3 to PS3 with USB cable and low battery loses connection

When my DualShock 3 controller gets low on battery, I usually just switch over to using the USB cable. After a few minutes of doing this, the controller will suddenly become unresponsive until the ...
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How can I pass the bathroom part in the mission “Enter the Bank” undetected?

I get in the bathroom through the window, but when the Iranian came in it said press O, then he says NOW and it says press R1 but I just can't pass this part. I've tried hitting both constantly, then ...
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Crippling load times and framerate drop in the PS3 version

I have Skyrim for the PS3 and the PC. On the PC load time is no more than 3 seconds for anywhere Skyrim on ultra settings, no lag whatsoever and a much higher detail than on the PS3. However, my PS3 ...
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Do old trophies carry over to new games?

If you start a new game of Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 will you keep the trophies you have earned on the first play through and only need to achieve the ones the won't unlock? Animagus is the only ...
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How to remove personal data from PS3?

I've decided to get rid of my PS3 by donating it to a younger brother. This means that I want to totally purge all data on it such as user accounts, save games, credit card details and the like before ...
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Does GTA V Online Network Merge Xbox 360 and PS3 players?

Can GTA V Online Network Merge Xbox 360 and PS3 players, or is it two individual networks? (Can crews cross platform)
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What should I consider while looking for a hard drive for PS3 12GB? [closed]

What should I take into account while searching for a hard drive to extend storage of PS3 Super Slim 12GB? The three things that seem natural are: speed - 5400 or 7200 RPM? Is the there any ...
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Was Bayonetta PS3 performance optimized?

In Bayonetta review for PS3 there is specific accent on poor performance of the PS3 version. I wonder if for the passed time, any patches were out that addressed this issues?
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Can you import Mass Effect 2 PS3 save into Mass Effect 3 if the games are from different regions?

Most PS3 game save I tried aren't compatible with different regional versions of the same game, but does Mass Effect 3 allow you to import a Mass Effect 2 save from a different region? For example, if ...
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PS3 Data Management

I've had a 160 GB PS3 for almost 3 years now, and would like to back up my data in case something happens to the console, particularly if I get a YLOD(which would totally suck, as I really love my ...
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Can't get to Three Horns - Divide

After working through Best Minion Ever in Ultimate Vault Hunter mode, which turned out to be much more of a beat-down than I was prepared for, I decided to call it quits for the night. Almost ...
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PS3 won't stay connected to 2Wire AT&T DSL modem

I have a PS3 with working WiFi. I have connected to several other wireless networks in the past. I now am trying to connect to my 2Wire modem which shows 40% connectivity. Once I connect (if it even ...