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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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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GTA 5 Social club

I used to play gta 5 online on my ps3 but it ended up breaking and I can't use it anymore I purchased the game for xbox 360 and started playing the game all over again and some of you know how hard ...
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Can you setup a PS3 without a controller?

I have just bought a used PS3 to use as a streaming media player. I've also bought a PS3 Blu-Ray remote (the one that looks like a TV remote) to use with it. The PS3 I bought didn't come with a PS3 ...
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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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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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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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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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Where can I find my wishlist when browsing the Playstation store?

I like to keep track of the games I want to buy sometime down the line. Since most of said games are on steam, that's a rather easy task. However, there are also some games I want to pick up for my ...
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Can I play Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt without the 'Bee nerf' update?

I stopped playing Borderlands 2 on-line after downloading and installing Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage; last I played my game version was still pre-"bee nerf" patch. I haven't played on-line since ...
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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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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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How can I transfer ownership of a PS3 account?

My father created a PS3 account for himself and a second one using his information (e-mail, billing information, name, etc.) for me to use a while back. Now I recently moved out, bought my own PS3, ...
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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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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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How big is the zombies download for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?

How much data does it takes to download zombies for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on PlayStation 3? I use my phones wireless hot-spot mode to access online.
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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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Can I use my PS3 remote control on my PS4

So I just got a shiny brand new PS4 and it's all exciting. And my PS3 will likely still be around, but it may get relegated to the second room, which means I'd love to be able to use my PS4 for ...
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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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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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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 do you share game data between users?

I have LittleBigPlanet and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. I've completed LBP so now I'm playing Garden Warfare and it says I can't play. Long story short, I need to change the age restrictions I ...
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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 can I get rid of this mod on CoD: World at War PS3?

I was playing online Team Deathmach on Call Of Duty World at War, and someone 'modded' me and my game was patched. On the screen, it popped up with Please enjoy this patch and the next thing I ...
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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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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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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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Call of Duty World at War Heart of the Reich not loading

When I boot up the mission it plays the opening intro but only loads up to 60% and then the loading stops for no reason. This is on the last mission on PS3 World at War. Why is it not loading?
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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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PS3 Slim stuck on “Connect the controller using USB cable, then press PS button” screen

I've just purchased a PS3 slim 320GB knowing it was faulty and fancied a challenge but have got nowhere! The previous owner says their son turned the power off during an update and since then hasn't ...
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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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I found all the daedric artifacts; but I am not getting the award

I found all the daedric artifacts; but I am not getting the award. Looked up the quests and everything is completed. Nothing left undone. So how do I get the award ?
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Can't save anymore in Fallout:New Vegas for the PS3

I'm on level 22 and I can't save manually any more - my save just goes over the last one. What do I do so I can save again? Do I have to delete saves? If so, how do I do it?
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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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Cannot update Amazon Prime app on my PS3

I downloaded the Amazon Prime app on my PS3 from the PlayStation Store India. It installed as Amazon Instant Video and when I launch the app it asks me to update to the latest 4.06 update. If I try to ...
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Playing ME3 co-op on a single PS3

Is it possible to play 2 player on one console on ps3 as both me and my friend want to play together or do we need to have to have 2 consoles and discs to play together? And if do we do can we do it ...
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How to control Playstation 3 without a controller and with a pc

How can we do it? I tried all the apps on it but could not find any that worked. My controllers are not working and I have special information and data in it.
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How to remove personal data from PS3?

I've decided to get rid of my PS3 by donating it to a younger brother. This means that I want to totally purge all data on it such as user accounts, save games, credit card details and the like before ...
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The mask Morokei glitched off my companion

My companion had the mask equipped and when he joined the blades, he changed his outfit. So I looked at his inventory to take the mask back, but he didn't have it anymore. I tried everything, but I ...
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PS4 controller not responding [duplicate]

I connected my PS4 controller to my PS3 and it was working fine, but now all of a sudden when I want to play and use the controller, it doesn't respond. When I press the PS button to turn it on, the ...
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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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Keep game but lose its owner's account on second hand PS3

I am looking at a used PS3 that has a digital game, but I don't want the PSN account. Is there some way I can keep the game and have my own PSN account?
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What is the PS3 Jailbreak?

I've been hearing about this "PS3 Jailbreak" but haven't found any info on what it actually does. PSGroove is what it's called, but what does it allow you to do?
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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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Can I play a save from the non-GOTY edition of Red Dead Redemption in the GOTY edition?

My friend is able to lend me Red Dead Redemption. However it's the vanilla edition, so I'm going to end up buying the GOTY edition anyway. Here is a question now: If I were to play Red Dead Redemption,...
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Playstation 3 Backwards Compatibility and Upgradability

My PS2 has finally died, and I am looking to hunt down a PS3 60GB for the hardware backwards compatibility. I've located a few for ~250$. Since I've never really used a PS3, I have a few questions. ...
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Can I use a PS4 controller on a PS3?

I have a PS4, but I am going to my cousin's place and he has a PS3. Will my controller will be compatible with his PS3 console?
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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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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 ...