Questions tagged [ps3]

a 2006 disk and download-based video game console by Sony. Use this tag for questions about the PlayStation 3 operating system or hardware, or a game feature truly unique to the PS3.

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What is causing this impossibly long return time in AC Brotherhood on the PS3?

I just sent the assassin recruits on a normal quest, but now, it shows this impossibly large number (ending in e+17) for all of my twelve recruits: Is this a known bug? And if so, can I fix this? I ...
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Why does the PS3 refuse to download even though there is space?

My husband has a Ps3. Whenever he wants to download a game from the Playstation store, it says that he has 2 accounts and must deactivate a device. We have 4 PS3's all active. No he does have 2 email ...
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Xbox X/S controller on PS3?

I'm wondering if there's a way to use Xbox Series X/S controller on PlayStation 3? It doesn't matter if they're wired or wireless; is this possible in any way?
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PS3 doesn't boot with original hard drive after hard drive swap

I've messed up: I reformatted a new SSD for my PS3, but after that, when I try to swap to the original drive to get the backup data, it won't boot and asks me to reformat the whole drive. The older ...
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How to change ownership of PS3? [duplicate]

A friend has passed, and his wife gave his PS3 to me. How can I change ownership to my own account?
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If I buy a new disc for a game I already own, does it keep the savefile?

I have a disc copy of Transformers Fall of Cybertron and it's getting old and I needed replaced with a newer disc. If I insert the new disc into my PS3 will my old save be there? Or will it replace it?...
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Is the Guitar Hero World Tour guitar model 95451.805 compatible with dongle 95451.806?

I got a PS3 Guitar Hero World Tour guitar model 95451.805 with no dongle and I'm trying to find which dongle would be compatible with it. I've seen on ebay the dongle model 95451.805, but it's always ...
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Is there a total external storage limit for a Playstation 3?

I have a PS3 Slim connected to an externally-powered USB hub. Is there a limit as to: How many USB drives can be plugged in, and How much total disk space can the system recognize?* * As an ...
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MW2 LAN party PS3 - DLC maps

I'm doing a MW2 PS3 LAN party and want to play matches on the DLC maps from the Stimulus and Resurgence packages. If I buy the DLC on only one PS3 (the PS3 I use as the game host), will the other PS3 ...
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Are there any alternatives for having audio output from a PS3 on a monitor without audio capabilities?

I'm having an MW2 PS3 LAN party where everyone will bring their own monitors. However, some of my friends' monitors don't have an AUX port/bluetooth for sound output. I realise bluetooth headsets won'...
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PS3 - CECHK01 - doesn’t turn on

I turn the back power switch on, the light up front turns on and red. When I hit the power button, light turn green then immediately turns off and nothing happens. I have: Put new thermal paste on. ...
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How do I play Call of Duty with a mouse and keyboard on a PS3?

How could I play Call of Duty on PS3 with a keyboard and mouse? Give me all the information you have, please.
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How to fix PS3 error 80010514 (An error occured during start operation) in 2023?

I have here a fat PS3, 60GB, A-model that has worked reliably until recently. I didn't buy/play many PS3 games back in the day. Since second-hand copies of PS3 games are dirt cheap these days, I've ...
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Destiny: The Taken King - getting to the hangar

I'm playing Destiny: The Taken King on PS3. When I go to the Hangar, my radar shows markers for a lot of players on the other side of the landing plate from the entrance. I've searched high and low, ...
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Problem with green screen on PS3 after freeze

I have a backwards compatible PS3, and I know they're finicky as all heck. But I was playing on it just fine when the screen froze (nothing I'm not used to). Restarted the PlayStation like normal. No ...
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Can't hear game audio when streaming PS3 with Elgato HD60S+ and OBS

While I broswe into XMB I can hear the "clicking sound" on OBS, without any issue. As soon as I launch any game, audio completely disappear from OBS. Connection: PS3 Super slim --> HDMI ...
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How can I use a PS4 controller for a PS3?

A friend gave me his old PS3 with a broken hard drive, I changed it and when tried to install the firmware, I realize I don't own or could borrow a PS3 controller. Since PS4 controllers won't work via ...
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My PS3 Slim won't connect to any controller wirelessly!

So, I don't know if my problem is unique, but I need an answer to it. My PS3 Slim is not connecting to any of my DualShock 3 controllers wirelessly. And, no, they are not out of battery. I can use ...
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How do I sign in to PlayStation Network on a second hand PS3?

I bought a second-hand PS3, which still has the previous owner's old account on it. I have no way of knowing the last owner's info for PSN. I've tried to sign in to my own account but can't. How do I ...
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Can i format a new SSD on my ps3 using an AV cable?

My HDMI port does not work, but the AV does.I was using an AV cable but i have to swap my old hdd for a new ssd and now i do not have an image though the AV cable. The old HDD was sold an i have no ...
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My PS3 controller won't reconnect after plugging the cable back in

When my PS3 controller is connected with the cable it remains connected, but when I remove the cable it disconnects and won't connect again. Does anyone know what the problem is?
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How to play PS3 games in RPCS3 through attract-mode on windows 10?

I am wondering: how to setup attract-mode to run games from RPCS3 on Windows 10? I have tried a few tutorials out there on the web but nothing seems to be working. If you have a working fix for this ...
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How to transfer save game from PS4 to PS3?

I had a friend help me with Final Fantasy X on his PS4. I sent him an USB stick to put the save game on it so that I can copy it to my PS3. How can I accomplish this?
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Which filesystem is required to move PS3 save data to USB harddrive?

The Blu-ray drive on my very old PS3 is broken, so I bought another one. I want to transfer my save data from the old one to the new one (and only them). I have a USB harddrive which I normally use ...
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PS4 controller on PS3 not working

When I plug it into the PS3 it dosen't work/light up. Everywhere else it works, bluetooth also works. I have tried resetting the control via the thing in the back plugging it in and out.
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Beyond: Two souls different versions?

Installation of Beyond: Two souls from disc, will after update result in version 1.02, and Approximately 3GB data installed. BUT! Downloaded from PlayStore, it's version 2.0, and 31GB does anybody ...
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Did any PS3 games come in a Dual Layer 50GB Blu-ray disk?

A standard Single Layer Blu-ray can hold 25GB, but a Dual Layer disc can hold 50GB. Did any PS3 Games came in a 50GB disc? Is there a way to identify them?
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Can the PS Vita AC Adapter be used to charge a DualShock 3?

Can the PS Vita AC Adapter (PCH-ZAC1) be used to charge a DualShock 3 controller? The DS3 requires a "handshake" with the charger to start being charged, but I don't know if the Vita AC ...
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Will Oculus controllers work on PS3?

The PS3 can support a ton of controllers, even ones that are meant for newer consoles. But do oculus controllers work with the PS3? Considering their bluetooth, I see this as a strange, but slightly ...
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Does the PS5 controller support haptic feedback on PS3?

Does the PS5 dualsense controller have haptic feedback on PS3?
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Didn’t transfer previous PS3 account’s saved data to new account before deleting it. Is there any way to get that data back?

I created a new user account, but I did not transfer the saved data to the new account before deleting the original. Due to this machine being used before I purchased it, the account was one the ...
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Is it possible to get Platinium in closed-server games with online multiplayer trophies?

Is it possible to achieve platinum trophy in some old games, which have dead multiplayer, with multiplayer trophies listed? Do situations like that have any exceptions, which allow completing the game ...
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What does "You did not earn a trophy" on the PS3 mean?

So the other day I was playing Cars 2 on the PS3 and we got the in-game badge "Tokyo Vandal" and soon after at the top of the screen where it usually would have shown "You have earned a ...
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PS3 glitches when playing certain games, could this be a sign of it dying

My PS3 glitches when playing certain games. It works fine until I play a game like Ski doo snowmobile challenge. I load it up and sometimes it just wants to got to the left of the menu, when I try and ...
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How do I delete the main PSN account on a PlayStation 3 without the password?

When I got my PlayStation 3, I used a school email address to make my PSN account. I didn’t use my PlayStation 3 for a couple of years because I thought it had the red light of death. When I realised ...
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Do games for some PlayStation versions work for other PlayStation versions?

AS an example, a game was made in the era of PS2. But then, you get a PS4. Can you play the PS2 game on PS4 or a PS4 game on PS2? P.S. The PlayStation versions were just an example and purely ...
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Can I setup a PS3 to use a PS4 Dual Shock 4 controller without a PS3 controller?

So I just bought a PS3 Slim but it did not come with a controller. I couldn't find any PS3 controllers so I got a Dual Shock 4 instead. Is there any way I can use the Dual Shock 4 with the PS3 console ...
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How can I format/partition a new 1TB hard drive for a PS3?

I'm upgrading my PS3's internal hard drive. I have one of the bigger 'fat' models of PS3. Would cloning would be the best process?
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Ps3 controler issue

We have a wireless PS3 controller and have been using it for months now. We turned it on today and it says "connect USB controller." We don't have a USB one, so what can we do to fix it?
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How to put a PS3 super slim hard drive into a new console? [duplicate]

My PS3 Super Slim bricked beyond repair, and i really wanted to find a way to salvage all the data inside its hard drive so i could possibly use it in a new PS3 if i ever buy another one. My console ...
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PlayStation store error?

On the ps3 when I go to install a game I already bought it just tells me a error code and I don’t get to install my game and now I’m sitting here looking stuff up but I’m not finding a good answer to ...
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When the store for ps3 closes can I still reinstall my games digitally?

Like if I bought a game from the PlayStation store and not on disc can I still reinstall my digital games or will I forever lose those games? Also don’t have a usb so I’m kinda also asking if it’s ...
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How long should I wait for my PS3 to cool before playing again?

First of all, my PS3 is about 11 years old, I got it for Christmas 2009. It's fan starts whirring really loud and the PS3 makes cracking sounds after 1-3 hours of gameplay, sometimes I'm lucky and it ...
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PS3 homescreen either blank or flickering

I got a PS3 (2012 model, 250GB, Model ID: CECH-2008B) 2 weeks back, It didn't have a HDMI cable and so i bought one at a local store and connected it to a TV (whose specs are here) and is enjoying ...
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What colors and/or designs exist for the CECHA consoles? (aka Fat with full PS2 Backwards Compatibility and Wi-Fi)

The CECHA PS3 consoles are very special due to being the only models with both full PS2 Backwards Compatibility via Hardware and Wi-Fi. What colors and/or designs exist for the CECHA consoles?
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Why does my PS3 shut down trying to boot more complex games?

I haven't used my PS3 fat for a couple of years. Now to start it I have to try five or six times to enter safe mode, then select any option and it will start. I can play blue ray movies and some ...
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What trophies can be viewed on each PlayStation platform?

Recently, I was looking through my trophy list on my PS4, and noticed that my PS5 trophies weren't listed, even though older systems' trophies like PS3 and PSVita were. This made me curious - what ...
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Strange Behavior 2013 PS3 Game: Black, Horizontal "Bar-Code" Lines...Mixed Signals? Old Game and HDTV?

Does anyone know why this behavior occurs? On starting this PS3 game ("Tomb Raider", released 2013), there are screen flashes and black, horizontal "bar code"-like lines that ...
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With the PlayStation website re-design, how can I browse and download PS3 games now?

I used to my my computer (with the help of the PSDLE plugin) to browse and download my PS3 games, but with the new website update that doesn't seem to be possible any more - it only lists PS4 and PS5 ...
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How can I replace a broken ribbon circuit board in a Dualshock 3?

I have a Dualshock 3 and apparently, its ribbon circuit board (code SA1Q147A) is broken. I cannot find this particular model anywhere, either in my country, on the web, or on overseas sale sites. ...
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