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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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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How to activate a PS3 to access downloadable content?

My PS3 won't activate and won't let me download any content I had from my old system. The only thing I have is friends and trophies, can someone help me please? As you can see, I can't get ...
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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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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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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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My new PS3 controller is not working

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 really well the first time ...
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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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