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PS3 keeps saying my WPA key is wrong

I am having a bad time with my PS3 which I've had for about 2 years, PS3 slim with 120GB HDD. I've ran across a problem with my WiFi connecting to it. My PS3 doesn't accept my WPA2 key, I've changed ...
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Can't cash in Barry medal in Jetpack Joyride

I've done all missions and got level 75 Barry medal, I didn't cash in straight away. but now I want to cash in and it wont let me. its an option on missions screen but cannot select it. I've tried ...
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Switching from disc to downloaded game and retaining save games on the PS3 and Vita

I recently subscribed to the Playstation Plus service and a bunch of games I have are available for free with the service. My question is this: If I download the game from the store will I be able to ...
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How should I clean the fans on PS3?

My 40gb PS3 has recently started making dirty fan noises. On my PC I would remove a side panel and clean everything out with a can of compressed air. But I'm unsure if this is the correct procedure ...
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Is it possible to use my PS Vita as additional PS3 controller?

As the title states: can I register my PS vita as an additional controller to an PS3 system? I want to play split-screen games without buying a new controller. I've already searched around the web. ...
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Possible to buy a game that you get free with Playtation Plus?

I was wondering if it is possible to buy a game that you get free with Playtation Plus? Because I wanted to buy Borderlands 2 for €9.99 durning the January sale permanently, so I coud play it when my ...
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No HDMI Output to a TV from PS3

I have a TV and a monitor that are both HD. I have been switching both my PS3 and Xbox 360 between the two using HDMI ports successfully for the past 10 months. Last night my wife watched a Blu Ray ...
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Is there an HP glitch for Noel in Final Fantasy XIII-2?

I fought the long gui (and lost), I selected "retry" but did not fight him again. However, in my next battle with a weak enemy, Noel had only a critical level of HP. Every battle since has started ...
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How to eliminate Rocksmith audio delay completely

I'm playing Rocksmith on my PS3 and I have my video going out via HDMI and my audio going out via a fiber optic connection. There is a small delay between the time I pluck a string and audio comes ...
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Why can't I play multiplayer in Red Dead Redemption all of a sudden?

I've been playing Red Dead Redemption multiplayer for years just fine until a four days ago. I now see multiple weird problems such as: Starting gang hideouts in free roam and having them complete ...
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How can I win the Seacrest Tour event in Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit?

How can I win the Seacrest Tour event, or at least get bronze? I've tried this event many times, the best I've managed is 4th. I'd particularly like help on these specific points: Which car should ...
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multiple user accounts on same ps3 [closed]

my daughter insists that it will be a disaster if her sister creates a seperate account on the ps3. I need help and the wisdom of Solomen here, can anyone out there help
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Free games on PlayStation Network and PlayStation Plus

I'll be buying my 2nd game console this season since PSX, and I'm leaning towards PS3. PS4 won't be available until early next year because of stock constraints. Just a couple of questions or so ...
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How can I make PS3 recognize an HDMI to VGA converted cable as a displayable screen?

I tried to hook my PS3 up to a projector using an hdmi cable converted to vga, but it doesn't seem to want to recognize it as a screen, and it keeps pulsing video but not sustaining it. Does anyone ...
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Backing up downloaded games on PS3 to external HDD [duplicate]

Sorry to ask this again, but I cannot find any concrete and clear answers online. I wish to back up my downloaded games and data so that if my hard drive fails, or such a time comes that I can no ...
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How do I fix bugged quests on consoles?

I know that PC has console to fix their bugged quests, but is there a way to fix bugged quests on the 360 or for that matter, the PS3? My bug is I got a companion quest from Falkas to intimidate ...
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Cannot save games after migrating PlayStation 3 save files

My PS3 recently YLOD, but I got it going long enough (via online video tutorials) to transfer my saved Skyrim data to a new PS3. However, it says, "This user already has Skyrim saved data". It allows ...
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How do you take screenshots in GTA V?

I would like to take screenshots in GTA V on my PS3, but it's not possible from the XMB bar. I looked around on the Internet and I see a lot of people talking about a capture card, but these are for ...
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Is there a way to overcome the bug in “A New Source of Stalhrim” in PS3?

I can't start the quest "A New Source of Stalhrim" by talking to Deor Woodcutter (instead of giving me the quest he just says general things). The Unnoficial Elder Scroll Pages states that it's a bug ...
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Is there a formula for Golems' state growth?

Golems are a huge part of EA, but after using one for so long, I find its stats are so much higher than the ones I haven't used, it would be silly to switch. Especially when you haven't even synth'd ...
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How could I know what caused the Yellow Light Of Death?

I had the Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD) on my PS3. I found many videos on YouTube that explain how to repair it. I read and search a bit further and the problem may be caused by a disc error or a ...
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Is it possible to 'burn out' a PS3 remote by charging from a PC USB slot?

Is is possible to use my PS3 remote without charging the battery? I use my ps3 remote as it is plugged into the USB port and I notice that it is automatically charging my remote battery. Is it ...
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How to disable voice chat in GTA V?

How do I shut down the voice chat? I can't find any options to silence other players.
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Patch notes for Playstation

Where can I find patch notes and system update history for the PlayStation systems?
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Are there any alternative controllers for BlackOps on PS3

I have been continually frustrated by the way controls work on the standard PS3 controller. There is aim assist, but in general the controller "makes you miss". The L3/R3 sticks are woefully ...
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Persona 3 lighting glitch on PS3?

I'm playing Persona 3 FES on the PS3, downloaded from the PSN, and I've noticed certain light-colored textures in the game are flashing and very bright -- for example, the tubas in the music room, or ...
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PSN store purchased games from the past

If I have purchased games on the ps3 network store on my old ps3, how do I access them on my new ps3?
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Can I install PS3 games on an external hard drive?

I have a PS3 Super Slim with 12 GB of flash. I need to expand its storage to install games. On the net, I found contrasting opinions: I know I need a disk formatted in FAT32, but I don't understand ...
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How can I use an Xbox 360 controller with a PlayStation 3?

My PS3 has basically gathered dust for half a year since I'm not feeling the controller. What are my most reasonable options for using a Xbox 360 controller on a PS3 (preferably wireless, but I have ...
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In BioShock 1 I can't get past the first loading screen

I'm playing on PS3 and can only get through Andrew Ryan's first speech, after that the game black screens every time without fail. Is this a thing that happens often? How do I get through this?
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How do I install the PS3 OS on a new HDD?

My HDD is starting to make noise and I think it's time for me to change it. I have the old 60Gb PS3. I was wondering the PS3 installs it's OS. Do I just have to switch the HDD and let the PS3 install ...
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Are there differences between the Wii U and PS3 versions of Lego Marvel Superheroes?

I'm trying to decide what system to buy Lego Marvel Superheroes for, Wii U or PS3. Are there differences between the two versions, such as Wii U Gamepad functionality, platform-exclusive characters ...
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What ports does Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine use?

I can't seem to find any official information of which ports Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine uses. I own the game for the PS3 and need to forward the ports. Even though it works without forwarding ...
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How can I keep using DLCs purchased on an old account with my new account?

I have made a new Playstation Network (PSN) account for a fresh start. I know you can't delete a PSN account, so I deactivated it, but all my Batman: Arkham Origins DLCs are still on my previous ...
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Does the Logitech F710 work on the PS3?

I can't stand the DualShock controller. Seriously, my thumb muscles start hurting. So I've been considering getting the Logitech F710 or F510. Do they work on the PS3? Are there any limitations?
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Can encrypted/password protected USB devices be mounted to a PS3 console and be accessed?

I recently got a PS3 Slim, 120GB model, with 4.13 (or was it 4.31?) installed as the last update. I also only just found out there is no way to password protect your User Account on it, and so your ...
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New PS3 controller won't sync with PS3

I bought a new six-axis controller for my best friend, and I did a custom paint job on it. I had to take it apart, but after I put everything back together (right), it just blinks the red lights when ...
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Ps3 games user specific

Is there a way to make games only accessable to specific users (we have kids who don't want others having access to their games) kids being kids, as soon as their backs are turned they are on the ...
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Steering wheel controller for PS3

I am thinking about getting a steering wheel controller for the PS3, primarily for Gran Turismo 5. Is there a website which compares all the available options, so I can choose the best one for me?
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“My Kung Fu is Strong” Trophy is not awarded

I am really annoyed by this as this trophy took 24 hours game play on MK which at 10 minutes a fight stacks up to quite a lot of gaming time... I finally got everything mastered for smoke and the ...
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I cannot move my GTAV save from my old PS3 to my new PS3

I had to purchase a new PS3 after my old one died. I had all my game saves backed up on a USB stick, but now GTA-V won't let me access them on my new console. It just comes up with an error saying you ...
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How are the saved game data and user profile data files related?

Must you save and restore the two files simultaneously? Or can I restore a saved game file without restoring the user profile? What information is in the user profile?
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How do I get a dead bulky PS3 to work again (momentarily at least)

My PS3 died recently (YLOD) and I am planning on getting a new one. However, there is a lot of data on it that I do not want to lose and I hear that the transfer process would go more smoothly if my ...
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Is it possible to fix my PS3 by locating and resoldering broken joints?

My old "Phat" PS3 is dead - In some forums i read that the solder joints are broken. The fan is making some noise and some cryptic signs run over the screen... Is there a possibility to locate ...
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Playstation 3 - controller connection problem

I've bought new PS3 and I can't connect my cotroller. I've tried reseting the controller using the reset button but this didn't work. I've also tried reseting PS3 system - again, no result. I'm trying ...
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PS3 controller not working

My original Sony controller won't even connect to the PS3 even after resetting several times, whether connected to the USB or not, what should I do? I have another controller which isn't Sony and when ...
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“80710a06” Error when attempting to visit Tumblr from my PS3

I tried to visit Tumblr but instead I got this error "80710a06". When I searched I came up with three or four articles/discussions about when PSN went down three years ago. But PSN is not down and I ...
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Can I use a PC hard disk drive for my PS3?

I have a 12 GB super slim play station 3, when I bought it I thought that 12 GB would be enough for few games but it's actually not once I tried it. I was wondering if I could connect a PC hard disk ...
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Is PS3 / PS4 Online Multiplayer Cross-Platform?

So now the PS4 is out... Does anyone know if PS4's and PS3's online multi-player is cross-platform? For example, can someone playing COD:Ghosts on a PS3 play with someone on COD:Ghosts on a PS4?
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How can I convert a save file for a retail game into a save file for the digital version of the same game?

I bought Persona 4 Arena for the PS3 back in August and logged dozens of hours in the game in order to to unlock all the single player content. Two weeks ago, I decided to buy the digital version ...