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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Delete a PS3 account I can't log in to

I bought a PS3 from someone over a year ago and their account was left on it. I can't get a hold of the person as I have no idea where they live. All I have is an email address. How can I delete their ...
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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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Far Cry 4 Disc Install Issue

I'm still having issues installing the game off the disc. I have more than enough space and the disc isn't scratched but it keeps getting stuck at 63%. Any advice on how to get this to work? Really ...
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Deleting a user account on the PlayStation 3

My son is giving away his PS3. If he deletes himself as a user on the PS3, will this affect his PS4 account or his PSN account? He has one PSN account which he used on both devices. He does not want ...
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Will my data transfer from offline user to online?

I got a used PS3 and have never connected it to the internet. I created a new user account, but haven’t signed up to the PSN (since I cannot connect to the internet). The question is if I connect to ...
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Eagle Eye Mouse and Keyboard Converter for Multiple Players?

The Eagle Eye can be used to add mouse and keyboard support to your PS3. I want to know if it is possible to hook up multiple Eagle Eyes to ones PS3 so that multiple players can benefit from mouse and ...
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My two PlayStation 3 controllers log in to the same profile - why is this happening and how do I fix it?

My sister and cousin are looking forward to playing Minecraft on our PlayStation 3. They called me to help, after they couldn’t get both of them into the game. Apparently, both the controllers are ...
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On Minecraft PS3 can I set up a game that either of my daughters can access without split screen?

I suspect this is a simple question but I want to set up a game that either of my daughters can access on my PS3 but which, when there's only one of them playing, doesn't split the screen and require ...
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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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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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Starting game freezes during loading game with black screen

The game keeps loading for an infinite amount of time. It shows the Last of us logo blinking all the time and nothing happens. It's been more than 3 hours waiting now. It is just after starting the ...
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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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Unknown USB stick included with new PS3 controller?

I recently bought a third-party PS3 controller, and I also received this USB stick (below) with the package. It has two settings on it marked "RX" and "FC" - the latter has a small ...
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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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What are the controls on the PS3 for Operation Flashpoint : Dragon Rising

I have been playing OF:DR on PS3 and find the movement controls very lacking. I am not sure if this is for realism or if they have not been tuned enough, but one thing remains, they annoy me. Often I ...
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Compatibility for buttons and controllers?

My R2 button on my PS4 controller broke. Is it possible to use a trigger from a PS3 controller for it? My cousin has an extra PS3 controller that the joy sticks broke on so if I could harvest the ...
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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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Can I use any USB flash drive to install firmware updates on a PS3?

I want to install PS3UPDAT.PUP on my new PS3 hard drive, I wanted to find out if I can use any USB flash drive for installation? Last time I used a Kingston USB flash drive and the console couldn't ...
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How to transfer save data into a new ps3 when the old one is not working? [duplicate]

I am well aware of the PS3's built in backup system and the cloud backup for PS plus users (not my case). Unfortunately, that's not an option for me, as my old PS3 bricked beyond repair, and i don't ...
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PS3 account sharing save data

Hey my buddy got "The Last of us" in his PS3 bundle and I got hooked on it for about 7 hours, He let me borrow the game, now when I tried taking the save copy over to my system it says I can't save ...
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How can I tell if a PS3 controller may be fake?

I saw the below controller on OLX, the guy selling it claims it's an original. My main worries are sixaxis and decent analog sticks. To be honest, there isn't really anything throwing me off other ...
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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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Fallout 3 Trouble on the Homefront trophy isn't unlocking

I finished the Trouble on the Homefront quest but the trophy hasn't unlocked. Is it a glitch? Do I have to finish the quest in a certain way to unlock the trophy? I don't have any DLCs installed.
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Can Portal 2 co-op be played between PC and PS3 Steam linked accounts?

The PS3 version of Portal 2 comes with a code to link it to a Steam account. Apparently this allows you to play on both the PC and PS3 with one purchase. Can this be used to play co-op between the ...
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Why is it so difficult to emulate PS2 games in a PS3?

I know that PS2 games can only be played in a 'fat' PS3 with the right hardware to run it. But why is so difficult to emulate a PS2 game in the PS3 without that hardware? Is the processor, the ...
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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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My PS3 will not start

When I turn on my PS3 the green light stays on for 2 seconds and then just beeps 3 times and turns off. How can I fix this?
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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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Can we use keyboard & mouse on PS3?

Can we use wireless keyboard & mouse on PS3 with minimum loss and delay? I've searched on youtube, and i saw a lot of videos about this. But i don't think that methods would be healty. Any idea?...
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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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How reliable is reballing a 60GB PS3?

My 60GB launch PS3 has finally given me a yellow light of death. Luckily I married into a second PS3 over a year ago (phew!), but my wife's Slim has neither most of my saved games nor can it play our ...
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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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GTA Online, What happens if I DONT transfer my avatar?

I have GTA online on PS3. My avatar has a nice place and some decent cars. I just got a PS4 and GTA Online for it. I have a friend who has GTA:O on his PS3. I learned I can't play with him on the PS4 ...
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Missing trophies in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

I almost completed AC:B but the game suddenly stopped tracking trophies. For example, I just discovered the shrine in Saint Peter's Basilica (which should unlock the Amen trophy) and nothing happened. ...
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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 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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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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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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How important is hard drive storage size with the PS3?

I am going to order a PS3 today and I have the God of War 160gb bundle in my sights. However I just saw there is a God of War 250gb bundle for $50 more. Is it worth the $50 to get the extra 90gb of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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