Tip & How-To about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

How to get your PS3 PSN password back

Hi everyone, I'm writing this tip because I am seeing a ton of questions about how to get their password's back.

The reason this question is arising is because of the recent Playstation Network shut-down a lot of sign in information was compromised. There-fore Playstation is requiring everyone to create a new password to better protect themselves.

The problem is that a lot of people have made their accounts with email addresses that no longer exist and therefore are unable to receive the email to get a new password. Also a lot of people are not receiving the email quickly.

--For those of you that still have the email account active and aren't receiving an email, note that this email can take up to 24 hours to be sent!

The only thing you can do is contact the Playstation Customer Support and have your account user-name and console ID number ready to go. Their phone number is 800-345-7669.

This should help a lot of people!

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