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PS3 doesn't boot with original hard drive after hard drive swap

I've found a way to get it back up and running! In Safe Mode with the older hard drive, update it using USB: Start the PS3 in Safe Mode In Safe Mode select > System Update Plug in the USB drive ...
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What is causing this impossibly long return time in AC Brotherhood on the PS3?

Okay so it turns out that my console clock apparently decided to jump an hour forward, which must've caused an under- or overflow in the game. At least turning the clock back an hour seems to have ...
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Why does everyone want to kill me everywhere I go?

In vanilla Skyrim, if a vampire player goes 3 in-game days without feeding then they're regarded as hostile by all NPCs. So you can either feed on a human or cure your Vampirism. Another option, if ...
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Is there a total external storage limit for a Playstation 3?

Assuming the information I’ve seen in a couple of places online regarding the 2TB per-device limit and 1TB internal drive limit are accurate, the theoretical limit is 505 TB, achieved by upgrading the ...
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How can I tell if a PS3 controller may be fake?

I believe that the pictured controller is fake. There is a forum post on the PS community forums about this with a very long and detailed list of differences. From the pictures you have posted the ...
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Is it possible to play Metal Gear Solid 4 on Playstation 4?

No, you can't play Metal Gear Solid 4 on Playstation 4. As you wrote yourself, the PS4 is not backwards compatible, so you can't use PS3 discs or download PS3 games from the store unless they are ...
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What trophies can be viewed on each PlayStation platform?

I ended up checking all of my systems' trophy lists and making a table. Note that my.playstation.com used to allow trophy lists to be viewed from a browser, but as of June 2021, the PlayStation mobile ...
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Do games for some PlayStation versions work for other PlayStation versions?

It depends. Each console generation uses different hardware, which behave differently. Code written for one hardware will not necessarily work for another. This is especially true for consoles, which ...
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How to tell if a weapon is one or two-handed

On PC, there is an explicit note about handedness right there on the item card, in the top right. Anyway, here's the list. Of all weapons that don't explicitly state that they are two-handed, the ...
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Is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare cross-play compatible between Xbox 360 and PS3?

No you cannot there is no cross play between Xbox 360 and PS3.
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PS4: copy/paste text in messages

In the on-screen keyboard, there should be a "..." button right below the space bar. Press that, then hit "Select" to start selecting the text you want to copy. Once you've finished selecting the text ...
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Is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare cross-play compatible between Xbox 360 and PS3?

No, you can't. There is no cross-play in CoD Advanced Warfare.
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Stuck on a screen asking me to connect my controller

Your wireless controller is probably completely discharged. So, when you are trying to use it, it can't do anything as there is no more energy in it. When you bought your PS3, you probably got a USB ...
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Keep game but lose its owner's account on second hand PS3

No. Purchasing a PSN game inextricably ties it to the account on which it was purchased. You can, however, leave that user on the PS3, still linked to that online account, and any other local users ...
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Unknown USB stick included with new PS3 controller?

It is probably a wireless connector to this controller. The controller from photos is some kind of 3rd party hardware, so it is possible that it can't connect with PS3 like the original Dual Shock. ...
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Is there a spec difference between the PS3 slim models?

Not all PS3 Slim models are identical. There are some minor and major (depending on your use case) differences between the different Slim modes. HDD Size Not all models have the same Hard Drive size ...
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Can I use a HDD on my PS3 if I have already used another on the same console?

Yes, so long as the HDD was originally formatted by the same PS3, it should boot up just fine and not ask you to format it. The way that the PS3s format their HDDs puts a unique identifier for that ...
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Does the Playstation 4 Camera work on the PS3?

According to Amazon reviews (literally the only source I could find for this), no, you cannot use a PS4 camera for the PS3. The capabilities of the two devices are very different, and it sounds like ...
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Did my son get hacked?

Call of Duty, especially the older games in the series that nobody really plays anymore (although the newer games have it too in some extent) Have hacked lobbies that screw with the game settings in ...
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Is it possible to play Metal Gear Solid 4 on Playstation 4?

As of December 9th, 2019 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot (along with Metal Gear Solid HD Collection) is available on PS Now: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/playstation-now/games/#...
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Is my PSN account definitely lost?

Unfortunately, unless you can contact the person you sold that PS3 to AND they still have it, there most likely isn't any way to recover this account. The question you should ask yourself though: is ...
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Can I setup a PS3 to use a PS4 Dual Shock 4 controller without a PS3 controller?

Yes, you can also use a DualShock 4 wirelessly with a PS3. From Eurogamer - How to use a DualShock 4 wirelessly with a PS3 Here are the steps: Plug in DualShock 4 controller via USB. Go to Accessory ...
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Did any PS3 games come in a Dual Layer 50GB Blu-ray disk?

Apparently, several games used more than 25 GB, for example: Killzone 3 is 41.5 GB Uncharted 3 GOTY is 43.5 GB God of War: Ascension is 34 GB And unless they came in more than one discs, as for ...
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When should I do the DLC missions?

If you want absolutely best ending, I think the consensus is that you do NOT have any spare time after IFF mission (except for the loyalty mission for the final crew member). Leaving any content for ...
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Can you use a ps3 account for free ps+ on ps4

No. You seem to be confusing the difference between PS3/PS4 Multiplayer and a PSN Account on both systems. When the PS4 was revealed it was also revealed that you needed a PlayStation Plus ...
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What is Dark Souls' frame rate on PS3 and Xbox 360?

I don't know about Xbox 360 but on PS3 it has 30 fps at 720p.
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I found all the daedric artifacts; but I am not getting the award

According to the wiki, there are 15 artifacts required to obtain this trophy. Technically there is 17 in total, but 4 are mutually exclusive (supposedly) - there are two quests that reward one item or ...
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With the PlayStation website re-design, how can I browse and download PS3 games now?

As of October 19th, 2020, Sony discontinued web and mobile support for the PS3, PSP, and PS Vita systems. In order to purchase and download content, you must do it through the Playstation Store within ...
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PlayStation store error?

Unfortunately, it appears there is little you can do about this issue, as it isn't an issue with your console. It is being caused because thousands of PS3 players are panicking and rushing to download ...
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If I buy a game on psn. Can I play it on another ps3 console?

Yes, as long as you set up your new PS3 with the same PSN account. All content you buy through the PSN store is bound to your account and can be re-downloaded from your download list, which can be ...
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