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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PS3 Slim 4.55 No Display, No Video, No Audio

I have a PS3 Slim 120 GB. I just updated to 4.55, and it got stuck while restarting the system. I force shut it down, and in doing so, I corrupted the hard drive. Now, I do not have any display (I ...
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Borderlands 2 Save Converter from PS3 to Mac

Is there a tool that I can use to convert my PS3 saves to Mac-formatted ones? If there isn't one, is there a program I can use to "read" my PS3 save data so I can manually convert a Mac save to a ...
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PS3 lost network whilst patching Injustice: Gods Among Us, and now won't re-download patch

Recently I've encountered a problem. Well, it wasn't a problem at the beginning, but now my PS3 can't even start downloading a patch. What happened step-by-step: I booted my PS3 Started the game (...
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Playstation 3 fan noise due to broken sensor?

I've had a 60GB Playstation 3 model since 2007. It got replaced by Sony because of YLOD a few years back. For as long as I can remember the fans goes up to full-speed whatever the console is doing. ...
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PS3 not reading DVD discs, but its reading blu-ray discs. Why?

Having issues with my Playstation 3 not reading DVD discs, but its reading blu-ray games and not blu-ray movies. very odd issue. Does anyone know exactly what the issue might be? I'm thinking its ...
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PS3 slow loading on all games when using hard drives bigger than 160GB+

Has anyone run into the issue of having a slow loading system? Currently any game I put in the system takes about 2-3 minutes just to load into the title screen. I tested this with Last of Us. I'm ...
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Is it possible to remove blue lines in Mega Man 10 in widescreen mode on PS3?

Is it possible to remove the blue lines at the left and right of the game viewport on my widescreen plasma TV? I'm afraid the blue lines might cause image burn. edit Yes, I have a widescreen TV. I'm ...
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Recover missing profile in Scott Pilgrim vs The World

I had two profiles with Scott Pilgrim save data before I lost my first PS3, which I (thought I) restored to my new PS3 via a backup. However, since the Wallace update, when I go to try and play the ...
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Better Laptime but why do I not own the race-event?

I'm playing Need for Speed Shift on my PS3, which I borrowed from a good friend of mine. On every race I can play there is a red dot in the top left corner and the name and laptime of my friend is ...
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Random lagging in Skate 2

Just bought (EA) Skate 2 for PS3 (500gb) a couple of weeks back and it started off having a few minor lagging problems. However, it's become really bad and I'm wondering if this is normal for Skate 2, ...
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F.E.A.R 2 freezing issues when on loading screen

I'm having a problem with my FEAR 2 copy on my PS3, the game works just fine, I'm just past chapter 9/10 where I'm looking for Keegan, anyway, when the game is loading on the loading screen, no matter ...
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Can I play multiplayer on minecraft with one PlayStation?

If you're playing minecraft on a PlayStation, and you want to play two different accounts on the same PlayStation during multiplayer, how would you do that? So same PlayStation, two different accounts,...
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My two PS3 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 PS3. They called me out to help after they couldn’t get both of them into the game. Apparently, both the controllers are logged in ...
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My PS3 Super Slim appears to be bricked, what can I do?

My PS3 Super Slim is bricked. When I turn it on, it's fan works for 3 seconds then it's completely turned down, and there is no light. I tried to change the power cable put its still not working. Can ...
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What is the probability of success in combat in Civ Rev?

In Civilization: Revolution (PS3 version), what is the probability of success in combat for different attacking and defending values? For example with overrun, the chance of the attacker winning is ...
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How can I find big content to delete on my PS3?

I keep running out of space on my 250GB PS3, thanks in large part of my PS+ subscription. Every time I go to download a new big game, I have to trawl through the stuff I'm not using to find what's ...
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Updating Injustice crashes my PS3

My 1.08 version of Injustice won't install on my PS3. It just beeps and reboots the console. There's plenty of memory and it wouldn't install after the latest system update which it made me do before ...
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Why does the Cars 2 game always start in 3D mode on my PS3?

I have the Cars 2 video game for the PS3 and it is quite fun. Unfortunately, every time I start the game, after the video presentation, I get to the main menu and it is automatically in 3D. I have ...
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Compatibility for buttons and controllers?

Ok so my right back trigger on my ps4 controller broke. Is it possible to use a trigger from a ps3 controller for it? Asking bc my cousin has an extra ps3 controller that the joy sticks broke on........
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How to change resolution of PS3

When I play using PS3 on my old simple TV because of the high or low resolution it does not appear clearly. How do I change the resolution of PS3 to achieve a clearer display?
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Ps3 controller issue

My PS3 controller is dead and the cable to charge it broke. I bought a new cable and it charges a wireless headset, but when I plug it into the controller nothing happens. It won’t even turn on. ...
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Backing Up the save data on the PS3.

My hard Drive is dying and I want to back up my save data on the PS3, but I just want to back up the save data and I have soo many games and data I want to save, so, it's really boring and time ...
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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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How do I create a backup of my PS3?

I've got two ps3 and, on the second one, I've tried to sign in with my account to download a game (GTA5) but I couldn't find it in the downloaded content section. So I thought that I may try to do a ...
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Strange graphical issues on PS3 - Tony Hawk Project 8

I am running into a strange graphical issue on Tony Hawk Project 8 for PS3 which makes it essentially unplayable. In Career Mode or Free Skate mode, the graphics appear correct over a 180-degree ...
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ps3 controllers not charging after 2 months

Both my dualshock3 controllers are not charging. It's been two months since I last used them as I was relocating. I tried changing the cables, but still, nothing is happening on both. Does anyone have ...
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How to charge my PS3 SixAxis controller?

I have a PS3 controller for playing games on my Android phone, but it doesn't seem to want to charge. I've spent two days looking up reasons why and tried them (those attempts listed below) but ...
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How can I connect my PS3 controller? [Resetting, and changing battery doesn't work.]

I had this ps3 controller for a year. Now it won't connect. I plugged in the cable and pushed the PS3 main menu button but unable to connect the ps3. Tried with all the other cables too. I also tried ...
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PS3 connects to Wi-Fi but fails to sign into PSN?

I have two modems. One that is an ADSL and the other one is a Wi-Fi. My PS3 works fine when I directly connect the ethernet cable from the ADSL modem to it, but whenever I try to connect through my ...
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How many first gen PS3s are affacted by and how can I avoid YLOD?

I want to buy a second hand 1st gen PS3. What are the odds that I'll be affected by a YLOD and how can I prevent it?
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Far Cry 4 installation stuck on PS3 (CD version)

I was trying to install Far Cry 4 on my PS3 with the CD (not the PS network download), but it just keeps getting stuck at 72%. I tried deleting the game and reinstalling, the 1.6 patch, getting ...
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My PS3 keeps freezing on a mission

I have completed only 10 percent of the game. The problem is that I'm not able to start a mission. I have done rest of the available missions. The name of the mission is CHOP The game stops or ...
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Am I going to run into problems with USB Fan Cooling for my PS3?

My PS3 is one of the original models with the ~60g Harddrive and PS2 Emulation. Since I live in Australia, it gets to 45+ degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit), and when it gets excessively hot, so does ...
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Unable to copy a copy protected game save

I have just got The Evil Within for PS3 and I am now stuck at the end with no ammo (go figure). So I had the bright idea to copy the save to my USB and manually change the ammo. The problem is is that ...
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Do I need a dongle for each Rock Band/Guitar Hero game I own, or is one per instrument enough?

Sorry ...Im not a gamer...my gkids are...so I just bought a used ps2/ and ps3 with several games. the ps2 has rock band, gh van halen, gh aerosmith, gh world tour, along with a kramer striker guiter ...
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PS3 copy video files from BD-R to HDD

I have been using a Blu-ray DVR to record some items. The BD-R plays fine on the PS3, but I would like to copy the video files (already mp4) to the PS3's HDD. Pressing △ on the disc or video file ...
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Odd PS3 Problem Error Number 80710092

I am currently without regular, sustained, access to a computer. This is forcing me to use my PS3 much like one, namely for surfing the interweb. I'm also a regular on Spacebattles, which some of you ...
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Playstation Pulse headset bluetooth

Does Playstation Pulse's blueetooth is compatible with mobile devices? Because I saw an audio jack connected to a mobile device, but I haven't see connecting it to mobile device via bluetooth. I ...
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My ps3 won't turn on

I was playing dc universe online and my tv screen turned different colors and froze then I turned off my PS3 and it wouldn't turn back on.
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Ps3 superslim no display even after resetting display settings

I have a ps3 superslim (CECH-4008C) and a few days ago i turned it on to find that there were some green and red dots on the left side of the screen and my ps3 froze on the boot screen (trumpet sound ...
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Transferring game data between accounts on separate PS3 units

I was playing Diablo III on my brother in-law's PS3. I got to act II. My email address for that account got hacked and Google locked it and closed it. I can't remembered the password for that ...
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Why won't my controller connect?

My controller is an afterglow controller, and my tv is saying "connect controller using a usb cable and press the ps button" well my controller is on, the controllers usb drive or whatever it is, is ...
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PS3 YLOD question

Im aware there is a lot of YLOD (Yellow light of death) questions and I have read a good few of them, but i couldn't find what i was looking for. So, I bought a PS3 getting YLOD errors. I have tried ...
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Why does my Ps3 lag/skip/freeze

Ive had my Ps3 for 7 years its the Fat 80 GB version i know its old but ive cleaned it and im thinking of replacing the thermal paste. The main games it Freezes or skeps is Cod ghosts and advanced ...
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How many hours does it take to backup the PS3 internal drive if it is 1.0 TB

How long or how much time does it take for a PS3 to backup a 1 TB internal drive to a USB external drive using the official Backup Utility?
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Can I transfer Minecraft PE Version 1.7.0 Worlds from my Tablet to my PS3?

I just got Minecraft on PS3 from A video game store. I want my worlds from my tablet. Is it possible to transfer the worlds from a tablet to my PS3?
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Help my ps3 is not working

My Ps3 comes on. I have tried 2 different HDMI cables. I have done the reset to restore video settings. Neither of these worked I have even done a factory reset and still nothing. Sometimes it will ...
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I have an Uncharted 3 redeem code for PS3 but it's expired. Can I get another?

I have an Uncharted 3 redeem code for PS3 but it's expired. Can I somehow get a working code from it?