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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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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Can I transfer games bought on ps3 to my ps4? [duplicate]

I recently got a new ps4 and when I logged into my account, the games I bought on my ps3 did not show up. Is there any way I can transfer them?
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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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8002f310 error does not go to safe mode

PS3 gives error 8002f310 and no matter what you do does not go to safe mode. Was doing a system update, gave me this error. Running to 99%,says previous install was canceled. The system is attempting ...
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I recently bought a new controller for my PS3 and it's not working

As I said in the title I bought a new controller for my PS3 because the original one broke down. The new controller is a Marvo GT-018 and is compatible with PS3/PC/Android. The things is it worked ...
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How to change resolution of LCD for ps3 slim [closed]

I have a PS3 slim. Whenever I connect it to my LCD with HDMI cable, it shows no signal. How can I get a signal? My LCD shows its resolution at 1920. I reset my PS3 display by holding power button for ...
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What is this PS3 System Software Update Disc? How it was made available? Are there more like this?

While browsing Reddit, I found this picture of an European CD meant to update the System Software of a PS3 to 2.00. What is this disc used for? (I ask because it seems pointless, as the CECHGXX ...
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Was there an official set of Composite Cables for the PS1/2/3 using the “Premium” RCA Connectors?

The Composite video cables that came with all of the PS1, PS2 and PS3 models was a simple AV Multi to 3x standard RCA Connectors for Video and the Left and Right audio channels. On the other hand, ...
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Do i have to pay for games not installed on my ps4?

I bought Minecraft on my PS3, and have recently upgraded to a PS4. In my library on the store, it lists Minecraft as not installed, but when I go to install it, I have to pay for it. What is the ...
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GTA Online refuses to load

This is an updated and corrected post regarding my “GTA crashing after getting muted” question, which was unfortunately deleted as i had not provided any further details. Okay, Quite a while back, ...
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Pegasus Confusion : GTA 5

If you lose a Pegasus vehicle, is it gone forever? I am tempted to buy the 1.35 million insurgency pickup. I am concerned because I do not know how Pegasus works as I am worried if it goes missing, It ...
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How to fix PS3 controllers that press buttons randomly even after resetting and cleaning?

I know this is a somewhat generic question around the web, but looking from search results--my situation is unique? I gave two of my PS3 controllers to my little sister cause she was playing tomb ...
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PSN login issues

So I have two PS3s in my house. One belongs to my brother. He bought his PS3 from another person and I reset his system so that he can have his own account on the PS3. We set up his account online but ...
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Can I transfer saved data from my old PS3 hard drive to my new PS3?

A while ago, my PS3 completely broke. Every time I turn it on, it just completely shuts down a few seconds later. I decided to buy a new ps3 to play my old games. The problem is that I don't have my ...
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Unable to connect online with PS3 &PS4 [duplicate]

I have my PS4 connected online in the living room but now I want my PS3 online in the bedroom. When the PS3 tries to connect online I get a message of, “ Cannot connect online using someone else’s ID (...
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Can I play purchased PSN games without a PSN subscription?

I want to purchase one particular game- GTA 4 from PlayStation Network but I don't want it via any subscription. Can I make a GTA 4 purchase, download it and play on my ps4?
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Black Ops 1 and Modern Warfare 2 aren't saving multiplayer progress?

I was playing Black Ops on the PS3 and it didn't save my multiplayer progress. I had earned got a few levels, left the game, and went back in, and there was nothing. This also happened on mw2. Does ...
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How can I restore GTA V PS3 online to working condition, before it was modded?

I was playing GTA V on PS3 online, and suddenly modders did a huge money drop. Literally on my head & then raced off the map a few minutes later. I was kicked from the session. Ever since then, ...
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PS3 and PS4 switch [duplicate]

If I have PS3 and I have gta online on it and I use same PSN ID on PS4 will I still have same gta online account? Thank you for answer
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when I put my PS3 on the fan make a loud noise and with in a seconds it will go off

After cleaning my PS3 super slim when I switch it on the fan will just make a loud noise and go off with in a seconds. Before I cleaned it, it was working perfectly but after cleaning it begin to ...
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Skyrim mods for the PS3?

Is it possible to get mods for Skyrim on a PS3 console? I haven't tried any and didn't know they even existed.
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How to remove psn account from ps3 [duplicate]

When I got the ps3 I had a different psn account then I do on my ps4. I want to remove the psn account from my ps3, but since I had loads of trophies(achievements) that I got before a psn account was ...
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How can I fix Error 8002F2F0 after formatting my PS3?

I have a Sony PS3 Slim, CECH-2004A, and after formatting the hard drive I got the error 8002F2F0. I can enter on Safe Mode and re-format (Restore PS system, Restore File System, Etc ) the hard drive ...
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Can I use a PS4 Playstation Move controller on a PS3?

A friend gifted me a game and I don't have a move controller. I tried to buy one, but they told me that the move controller for ps3 is out of production now. Can I use a PS4 Playstation Move ...
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Is my PSN account definitely lost?

I created my PSN account many years ago, approximately 2008 when I was 12. And now that we have to stay at home for COVID-19, I wanted to log into it. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember my password (...
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ps3 account data on ps4

hey I logged into my ps3 account on my ps4 and my data transferred over. Does this work for all ps3 and ps4 compatible games or did it just glitch. I want to try it with another game but I just ...
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Logitech G29 on the PS3

I am considering buying a Logitech G29 racing wheel. It's a great wheel but unfortunately, the stick shift does not work on the PS3. I want my steering wheel to be universal, in other words, to play ...
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Is it possible to back-up a PS3 on an Internal HardDrive?

I am wondering if it is possible to back up a PS3 HardDrive onto an Internal Drive instead of an External Drive? I have a 500Gb Internal Harddrive which I took out from my old laptop and connected to ...
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How do you turn on Hellhounds in Call Of Duty Black Ops 2?

I have COD: Black Ops 2, and love the zombie map Town. But then I read that you could turn on Hellhounds. How do you do that?
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I tried it turn it on and it came on and beeped 3 times and turned off the light was green and turned to yellow [closed]

Ps3 is turning off and beeping 3 times win I try to turn it on, and the light is green and turns to yellow why?
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PS3 needs long warm-up before it can read game disks

My PS3 always needs a long warm-up (i.e. several hours) before it can read game disks. Before that delay, when I insert a game disk, it repeatedly tries to read the disk, but cannot. After some hours ...
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Software to use PS3 controller on PC

So, i used to have motioninjoy to simulate my ps3 controller on my PC.(Yes, that girl on tik tok with the overwatch song wasn't wrong, so she'll be able to play it) I had a old version, that worked ...
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PS3 | Updated to version 4.85 issue

My PS3 is Super Slim. So I just updated my PS3 to 4.85 which was working well before I updated it. I ticked the box "Turn off PS3 after software installation" and I let the PS3 update do its thing. ...
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How to deactivate a PSN account on a PS3?

So when I first got my PS3 I didn't have a PSN account so my sister logged into hers. Now I have my own PSN account and I can't log into it on my account. I know I could create a new account and log ...
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Can't reset PS3 Super Slim (won't beep more than once)

It's been a few months since I played for the the last time. Yesterday I decided to play and realized video stopped working (don't know why, haven't changed cables or anything). Then I tried changing ...
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What is this number/identifier on a PS3 disc?

I was cleaning my old PS3 discs when I saw that there are 4 letters and a couple of numbers on the left side of the disc. In the case of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, it is BPDL-246890: What do ...
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Installing Battlefield 3 from a Bluray disc without the game box

I found a bluray disc of Battlefield 3 without the box. Will I be able to install it on a PS3 without a box/key or do I need a serial key that might have been on a box?
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Playstation 3. “Plug in Controller USB and Press PS Button” Wired 3rd party controller

I am trying to fix a PS3 for the kids I work with. When turned on it displays "Plug in Controller USB and press PS button" The only controller I have is a 3rd party wired controller. I plug it in ...
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How many Zombie maps are there in Call Of Duty: Black Ops 1?

I love COD: Black Ops, especially Zombie Mode. But to start out with, there's only one map you can play, Kino Der Toten. So I used cheat codes to unlock The maps Five and Dead Ops Arcade. And those ...
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Can I stack playstations with no adverse effects?

I'm probably trying to cram too much into my TV cabinet but is it OK to stack a PS3 Slim on top of a PS4 or would that cause cooling / ventilation issues? Only one would be switched on at a time.
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Is it possible to transfer the save data of COD BO2 from a PS3 to an Xbox One S?

I'm planning to buy an Xbox One S and continue playing Black Ops 2, but I don't know how to transfer my save data from my PS3 to an Xbox One S.
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PS3 doesn't always startup, how to fix?

I have a PS3 Slim and lately just after I turn it on it gives three beeps and powers down. I have found that with persistence it will eventually start up, and once it does it will run fine all day ...

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