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Can you charge the PS3 wireless controller over regular USB?

I normally charge the PS3 controller by connecting it to the PS3 while its idling, but I guess it's much easier to charge it through my PCs USB port. Would this work?
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How can I connect my PS3 controller? [Resetting, and changing battery doesn't work.]

I had this ps3 controller for a year. Now it won't connect. I plugged in the cable and pushed the PS3 main menu button but unable to connect the ps3. Tried with all the other cables too. I also tried ...
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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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Problems with playstation plus and save files backup

I recently purchased playstation plus using a prepaid card (a prepaid subscription not a top up one). I entered the code and everything works perfectly. I downloaded this months PSplus games on my ...
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Is there a reliable, continuous source for dragon locations?

I'm trying to gather bones and scales to make armor for one character, and I've come to realize that there's never really any dragons around when you want them to be. Is there a reliable, continuous ...
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Transferring Data from old to new PS3

So I needed a bigger PS3 and didn't transfer my data over right when I got my new one. I have some single player games that I got really far in saved on my old one but don't want to restart them on my ...
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Troubleshooting my PS3

My PS3 Slim CECH-2501a was having some trouble, I think with overheating, so I popped it open with the help of ifixit's tutorial and cleaned it. After putting it back together however, I started ...
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PS3 connects to Wi-Fi but fails to sign into PSN?

I have two modems. One that is an ADSL and the other one is a Wi-Fi. My PS3 works fine when I directly connect the ethernet cable from the ADSL modem to it, but whenever I try to connect through my ...
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No story missions available in GTA 5

I have completed the story mission Father/Son but there is no blimp on the map telling me where to go for the next mission. I have switched characters and still no blimp. What do i do? Thanks in ...
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Is the slim PS3 capable of playing PS1 and PS2 games?

I used to have one of the bulky PS3's (recently deceased) and in the future, I am planning on buying a slim PS3 since it has extra data space. Now one thing that I really liked about my old model was ...
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Where can I find my wishlist when browsing the Playstation store?

I like to keep track of the games I want to buy sometime down the line. Since most of said games are on steam, that's a rather easy task. However, there are also some games I want to pick up for my ...
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Can I download GTA V on my PS3?

I recently bought my sister Grand Theft Auto V on disk for the PS3. I want to download the game on my own PS3, so I can play it too. Is there any legal way I can download the game onto my console ...
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Can you rollback the firmware to an earlier version on a Super Slim 500GB PS3?

Why does my Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (500GB) only display the option to install/download version 4.66 or later - there does not appear to any option to download an earlier firmware than this. I ...
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How to access the single player campaign in Battlefield 3 on PC after previously playing on PS3

I've previously played BF3 on the PS3 and have recently switched to PC and purchased the Premium Edition. I thought before I go online I'd spend a bit of time in the single player to adjust to the ...
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Using a Wii/PS3 guitar heroes guitar on a PS3/Wii console

I'd like to know if there's any way to use a Wii guitar (drumset, etc.) on a PS3 - or a PS3 guitar on a Wii. Do I need any adapters?
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Is there a way to cleanup or repair savegames?

We are having issues with crashes in Fallout: New Vegas on the PS3. We tried our savegames on another PS3 and encountered the same problems. Starting a new game on our PlayStation, or loading the ...
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Is there any way to transfer save data to a PS3 without overwriting the original save data?

A while back, my old PS3 died. Recently, I got a new PS3 and started playing some games on it. Eventually, I'm going to see what I can do about getting someone to fix up the old PS3 so that I can get ...
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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 I transfer a profile onto a different PS3 account?

My dad set up a PS3 profile for me a while ago on his PS3 with an account he made since I didn't have my own e-mail address at the time. Now I have my own PS3 and e-mail address and would like to ...
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Why can't I pull the lever when i drink the strength potion?

In Lego Harry Potter years 1-4, After i drink the potion i am not able to pull the lever to open it. I did it once and it didn't save but now I can't get it to do it.
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What are the dangers of your PS3 shutting down when it's not supposed to?

Various PlayStation 3 operations prompt you not to shut down your console while they are in progress. For example, you are to avoid shutting down your console while performing one of the following: ...
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What's taking up so much space?

My PS3 has a 160GB hard drive. I've had it for about a year, and played a lot of games. When I checked it's storage, it says 77GB free out of 149GB. I was aware that I had downloaded and installed a ...
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My PS3 controllers have died and are not charging

It has been some months since I've turned on my Playstation 3. Today, when I turned it on with my controllers, it didn't work. I thought "Hey, the battery surely ran out", so I tried to charge them ...
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Can I make multiple separate profiles in skyrim? [duplicate]

So I was playing as a Khajiit, and I want to try being an Orc. Can I make a separate game file without deleting the original profile. I know it is possible on different games like Saints Row, but is ...
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What power cord does the original playstation 3 use?

I have an original Playsation 3. My question is what hardware do i need to buy to power this Playstation 3? I have the actual ps3, and the hdmi cable, but nothing to power it. As a sub-question, does ...
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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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freezing at helgen [closed]

Why does my character freeze in Helgen? It freezes during the first quest unbound when you're about to be executed and looking at Hadvar. I have never experienced this before and it happens every ...
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How do I sort my downloaded PS3 games by size?

I'm out of space on my PlayStation 3 and would like to remove the games with the largest download sizes. I don't see an option to sort by size. Is there some way I can do this?
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How many first gen PS3s are affacted by and how can I avoid YLOD?

I want to buy a second hand 1st gen PS3. What are the odds that I'll be affected by a YLOD and how can I prevent it?
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BluRay drive gets no power

It's a PS3 Slim. The BluRay drive went dead and I replaced it twice with new ones, still no power getting to it. I changed ribbons (cables?) twice. PS3 starts up and I can play downloaded games. Only, ...
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i got a barrel stuck on a cliff in borderlands 2

Im playing the mission rakkaholics anonymous where yoh have to chase a truck around n make it drop barrels. Well one of the barrels it dropped got stuck on a cliff and i cant reach it or figure out ...
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FIFA 2015 cross-generation multiplayer on Playstation 3 and 4

Is it possible to have an online multiplayer match in FIFA 2015 where one player is using a Playstation 3 and the other using a Playstation 4?
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Could I load the Playstation OS on a computer hard drive, and play with a controller?

Hypothetically, I was wondering if there was any reason I shouldnt be able to dual boot Windows 7 and the Playstation 3 Operating System on my computer (maybe with the use of 3rd party software), and ...
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Far Cry 4 installation stuck on PS3 (CD version)

I was trying to install Far Cry 4 on my PS3 with the CD not the PSnetwork download, but it just keeps getting stuck at 72%. I tried deleting the game and reinstalling, the 1.6 patch, getting offline. ...
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Trying to find the name of a rpg game [closed]

alright people of the stackexchange world, I am trying to find the name of a rpg game.I am going to try and explain it as much as I possibly can. So this game was on the ps2 or PS3 don't remember ...
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What are some unique game identifiers that I may have in in my PS3?

My house was broken into 2 weeks ago and 27 of my PS3 games were stolen, my PS3 fat was left untouched however. I've noticed a kijiji ad that has come up and there is a match with 26 of my games. Not ...
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Black Ops II gives YLOD to 60 GB PS3

I recently started playing Black Ops II on my PS3 again. A few months back, we had thought our PS3 had kicked the bucket, but it turns out it started working again, and didn't give any problems since. ...
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Skyrim keeps freezing, what do I do?

Skyrim keeps freezing on my PS3. I can't set it back to factory settings because it was downloaded. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing it. It keeps freezing as soon as Alduin (the dragon) ...
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Grand Theft Auto 5 not loading

I bought a copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 from Lukie Games. But when i put it in my ps3 it starts loading the story mode. The problem is it wont do more than that, it just stays on that screen of the ...
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Co-op split screen online Borderlands the pre-sequel

Is it possible to play Borderlands the pre-sequel campaign four players with two players on one PS3 and two players on another?
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My PS3 keeps freezing on a mission

I have completed only 10 percent of the game. The problem is that I'm not able to start a mission. I have done rest of the available missions. The name of the mission is CHOP The game stops or ...
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What is the difference between the PS3 and PS4 versions of Watch Dogs?

I am thinking on buying the PS33 version but not sure how different it is from the PS4 version. Are the differences just graphical or is there any content difference between them?
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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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Do I have to pay for uPlay?

I found this guide whilst researching my other question. As well as this other question about What is Uplay? Can I play Ubisoft games without it? I'm a bit confused. Do I have to pay for it/the ...
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Why can't I see my patch on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare while I'm playing online?

It started on level 12 Sargent I. All I saw was a green square in the spot where my rank's badge or "patch" is suppose to be. I thought maybe there was a problem with that specific rank so I ...
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How do I join a Minecraft PE server on PS3?

How do I join a multiplayer Minecraft Pocket Edition server on Minecraft PE PS3. I am so confused.
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My PS3 says my WPA2 key is wrong

I just bought a used PS3. The first thing I did was tried to connect it to the internet. However, it won't accept my WPA2 key. So far I've tried increasing my clients available setting on my DHCP ...
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DLC for PAYDAY 2 on PS3

I have looked around at DLC for PAYDAY 2 and I am wondering if any of the DLC packs, like Deathwish, can be downloaded on a PS3. I have achieved a lot of the game on PS3 and I was hoping I could play ...
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Do PSN games have some sort of ID number, like a barcode?

I was recently building a small section which is basically a collection of video games (along with some books and movies) that I own. I was storing all these items by the UPC or ISBN number associated ...