Tip & How-To about Video Game Consoles & Games

Helping keep your video game console up and running

So a few things we see daily as we work on video game consoles is dust build up and corrupt data. What I am going to share today is information that will help you all out to prevent a lot of errors that is caused by dust build up.

Simply blow out your vents once a month with a air hose or with a can of pressurized air. This will break up any kind of dust build up. Dust causes lasers to go out and units to overheat when it is built up on the heat sinks.

Simply make sure to back up your data just like a computer on another source such as a thumb drive now that Xbox 360 is compatible with thumb drives or on some other console if you have one.

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when i try and play call of duty modern warfare 2 it says " registration of the game trophy information could not be completed. the game will quit." (8002291A)


This could be a problem regarding your game data/save data. You could try deleting the game data and save data of CoD: MW2 on your system. Go to Game Data Utility and Saved Data Utility and delete everything pertaining to Cod: MW2 including any corrupt data. Once that is over, try running the game again.
You should also make sure that your game is updated. If you start up the game and the game is asking for an update, then you should update your game and try running it again.
If you game is not updated, try updating it before doing the game data/save data. If it works, you no longer need to delete the save/game data.
Reference: http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/1629758?start=0&tstart=0

Apr 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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it keeps telling me registration to trophy information could not be completed the game will quit (8002291A)


Okay look its not a modem at all! Its a corrupted file you gotta. Hold the ps3 power button and let it turn off. Then remove finger and do it again until u hear a beep keep holdingg and when u hear 2 rapid beeps release button and it will give u options to chose . Go to restore file and click it. And boom its fixed it will not delete anything at all promise. I jus had this happen today and I did this and it worked wonderful. So jave fun and keep playing!!! :D

Jul 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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after playing ps2 for about 30 minutes it locks up and you can only see a still screen, it doesn't do it with all games only some


It could be a couple of things. Most likely being that your disc is scratched, and everytime about 30 minutes into the vdeo game or Movie, your system cannot read the data and just stops finctioning. Try a different disc to see if it locks up on it at the same timing.
The other thing that may be aggrevating your Console and causing it to lock is dust and lint build up. If the dust and lint bloack the heat from getting out it will lock up on you say after 30 minutes or less. open your case and clean all the dust and lint out.

Dec 03, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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