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Can I take the hard drive out of my bulky PS3 and place it into a slim PS3?

My bulky PS3 died a couple of months ago and now I am considering getting a new PS3. One method that I heard that I can use to transfer all of my memory to another PS3 is by taking out the hard drive ...
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Migrating data to a new PS3

I have a PS3 Fat which I bought many years ago, and have since upgraded the hard disc to a new 250gb one. If I were to trade it in for a slim version, how would I go about moving all my save games, ...
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Graphics compatibility of PS3 with PC

Hiya fellas, I'm just wondering how the PS3 graphics engine/GPU supports newly introduced and advanced graphics capabilities in some games such as real-time daylight savings and high-modulated ...
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Are console games locked to a certain region?

I'm going on a vacation from Europe to the US and was planning of bringing along some Xbox360 or PS3 games, but now I'm curious if they will be compatible with my European Xbox. In that past there ...
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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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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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Does the Rock Band 3 Midi-Pro Adapter work in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock?

Just recently got my MIDI-Pro Adapter, but it doesn't work in GH: Metallica, GH:5, GH: World Tour. I was thinking of buying GH: Warriors of Rock, but the GH wireless MIDI adapter that came with the ...
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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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Changing PSN log-in on one user

I accidentally used my old PSN log-in on my primary gaming user, is there a way to log into my new PSN account on that one user? I tried logging out and logging into the new one, but it said I cannot ...
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How can I transfer ownership of a PS3 account?

My father created a PS3 account for himself and a second one using his information (e-mail, billing information, name, etc.) for me to use a while back. Now I recently moved out, bought my own PS3, ...
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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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Item Cloning in Disgaia 3

When cloning an object in Disgaia 3 by killing a clone of a character using the Paw Stick, it supposedly steals one item at a 20% rate. If you only equip the clone with one item (out of 4 slots), will ...
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Sharing saves with different user accounts on the same PS3

I recently came home with a shiny PS3 game and my wife and I were so excited to start playing that we didn't pay attention/didn't care which account was currently active. So 2 days later, after 18 ...
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PS3 won't read / recognize any disks after 3.70 firmware upgrade

My fat 80GB PS3 suddenly stopped recognizing gaming and BD movie disks. I don't know if this is a hell of a coincidence but it started to happen after upgrading to the 3.70 firmware. Has anybody been ...
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PS3 super slim bricked

I have a ps3 super slim and it is bricked. It turns on but does not deliver any image (tv keeps saying that there is no signal) and the controls do not recognize it (it keeps blinking all the red ...
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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 can I do to earn experience faster in Bad Company 2?

I currently own Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on my PS3, and was just getting started on the game. It seems that between each level there is a HUGE experience gap, making leveling very difficult. I'd ...
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Solution to gameplay freezing in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS3 Slim?

I've recently picked up Uncharted: Drake's Fortune from the Amazon "bargain bin" and have been playing through it. Quite a fun game, actually, but I've only managed to get to Chapter 10 ("The Customs ...
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Differences between PS3 and Wii version of Rock Band The Beatles

I'm considering buying Rock Band The Beatles for my only gaming console, the Nintendo Wii, but I was wondering if there are any big differences between the version on Wii and the version on ...
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How do I use the Tactical Enhancement pack I redeemed in Deus Ex?

I successfully redeemed my tactical enhancement pack pre-order bonus on my PS3, but I dont see the weapons in my inventory. I'm currently roaming the city after the first mission at Sarif and I can't ...
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How do I share media with my playstation 3 wirelessly?

The Playstation 3 has the option to pull data out of your wireless home network and stream it. How do I do this? (This question is deliberatly vague, I want a block of instructions on how to ...
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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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How do I save my Dead Island game on PS3?

Apparently the developers forgot to include a save command in the ps3 version, and as a result the game saves only when it feels like it. This results in lots of potential for lost data (indeed the ...
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Problems with PS3 on non-HDMI

My PlayStation 3 has been hooked up on HDMI pretty much since the day I got it. Today, I brought it to a friend's house, who does not have a TV with HDMI. However, the system is not displaying any ...
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Got a Playstation Classic (PS1) and Games list shows two icons for it, is it safe to delete one?

I recently installed Chrono Cross from the Playstation store to my PS3, but there are two icons in the list now, if I click one it installs the game again, the other one is the actual game. They look ...
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Effective placement of claymores in BF3

Recently i've been trying to use claymores but I never seem to be able to position them in a way that makes them effective. I'm aware that you can avoid them by crouching or going prone but in the ...
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Play PS2 data on remastered PS3 game

I have reading up on this online but I haven't found anything. Say I were to copy data from my PS2 memory card and transfer it to my PS3, using Sony's memory card adapter. Could I then use this data ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the version of Flash used by the PS3's internal browser?

PlayStation 3 has a built-in browser and I would like to use it. However, the version flash installed with it is old. How can I update it?
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Fifa 12 PS3 controller configuration handout?

I am new to gaming and just got Fifa 12. But the "manual" is nonexistent. Is there a pdf I can print that contains all default controller configurations for all the possible things a player can do? ...
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How do I get the disk out of my malfunctioning PS3?

My Playstation 3 bit it recently. It was one of the original 60 GB machines. When I try to turn it on, it flashes a bit, beeps three times, and flashes red. I've searched this out, and it's ...
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is there a way I can crouch in assassins creed III on ps3?

I want to be able to crouch anytime not just when I get into the bush so is there a button for it or something?
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Can Catherine for PS3 be switched to the Japanese voice actors?

I was thinking of getting Catherine for PS3 but then I found out that it looks like you might not be able to choose the Japanese voice actors and I am kind of a snob about that sort of thing. Does ...
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How can I change the PS3's startup menu page?

Following the demise of my "fat" Playstation 3 console I got myself a new, slim, one. After logging in with my user on my original console, I would end up in the Game menu, which was very convenient ...
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In Portal 2, can you transfer ps3 saved data to a pc to continue playing with same profile?

Since you get both versions is it possible to start on one platform and move to another? Is there a way or need to convert files?
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How to pause in Dragon Age 2 Demo during combat?

How do I pause in the Dragon Age 2 Demo during combat? It says it can be done somehow.
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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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Are PS+ Games Free Games Shareable With Other Accounts On the Same PS3?

When I get PS+, will other accounts on my PS3 be able to access the game as long as my account with PS+ has a subscription? Or are the games only accessible to my account, even if the other accounts ...
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Does Sony Cross-Buy apply for physical copies of games?

I just read about Sony's newly announced crossbuy feature. What I could not retrieve from the articles is if this feature is only for online bought games or also for games that have been bought in a ...
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Playstation 3 Backwards Compatibility and Upgradability

My PS2 has finally died, and I am looking to hunt down a PS3 60GB for the hardware backwards compatibility. I've located a few for ~250$. Since I've never really used a PS3, I have a few questions. ...
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Overloaded Bookshelf?

It seems I may have inadvertently overloaded a bookshelf in one of my houses, and now I can't open the bookshelf's inventory or read any of the books on it. Is this a well-known bug? Is there a good ...
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How do I set hotkeys for my favorites?

I can't seem to set my hotkeys on the PS3. I did it once on accident and can't seem to anymore. I believe you're supposed to press left or right on the D-Pad to set it, but that isn't working for me. ...
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Does repairing a helicopter inflight gain you points?

In a game this morning on Caspian Border I was an engineer passenger in a helicopter. I spent 5+ minutes going round in the back constantly using the repair tool to bring the health back up to 100%. ...
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How are Gran Turismo online games physically hosted?

A group of my friends have been having regular GT5 evenings using Community > User > My Lounge. We were wondering how games are physically hosted. Are they managed by one of the PlayStations (denoted ...
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Is it possible to back up a PS3 via a network share?

Is it possible to use the Sony built in PS3 backup utility to do it's backups over a network share, or is it only possible through a direct attached USB storage medium?
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Is it possible to circumvent European censorship?

I've bought South Park: The Stick of Truth on the European PSN. Unfortunately, some scenes (mainly the abortion and anal probe scenes) are censored: I first thought it was a joke, as the censored ...
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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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Do I need to own Orgins to play Awakening

I really like DAO, but I am just burrowing it from a friend. I have found DAW for pretty cheap and I want to play it, but am I limited to playing it only while I still have DAO. I know it is an ...
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Can I import someone else's Mass Effect 2 save on a PS3?

This question about where to find a full Mass Effect 2 save file made me wonder, on the PS3 can I import ME2 save data from another person when I play Mass Effect 3? I know PS3 save files are tied to ...
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How do I force my PS3 to refresh the list of videos shared from my computer?

I have my Playstation 3 set up to play videos shared from my Windows 7 desktop. I basically drop files into the "Public Videos" library (C:\users\public\Videos) and then magic happens and the PS3 can ...
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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 ...