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Ps3 connection to my computer

I am just tring to find out what i need to connect my ps3 to my deel desk top? i only have 1 usb port.i didn't know if i need to get usb adapter or what.

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No you only need 1 USB but its a hard thing to do. see if you can do it whit the internet port first. connect our Dell to you PS3 it will look for it on you pc and then it will find it but not connect. im not that good at it but if you run dxdiag and test connect in networks. now go onto you ps3 and go to network connect and test it there to.

good luck

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Controller won't link to the ps3 middle button just flashes as if its trying to connect. I have connected the tab coors but still nothing works.


Is the controller completely charged? If it is, then try this
1) Manually turn on your PS3 using the power button on the PS3.
2) Take your USB charger for your controller and plug it into the USB port. (Do NOT turn on your controller yet!)
3) Plug the controller into the charger that is connected to the PS3 USB port.
4) Now turn on your controller using the middle "PS" button.

The lights will flash for a few seconds, and that will sync your controller to that particular PS3 system. This might help :D

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<span> <li> <p>Plug the mini-USB port end of the USB cable into the PlayStation 3 controller while connecting the standard USB port end of the cable to your PC.Wait for Windows to report that it has "Detected New Hardware" and let Windows go through its full scan. When Windows says that it could not recognize the hardware, the scan is complete.Download the appropriate drivers for your controller, either SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 (it is written on the top of the controller). These drivers can be found on several websites by doing a Google search for "PS3 Controller PC Drivers."Unzip the driver files from the zipped folder to someplace easily accessible on the hard drive (such as your desktop).Double-click the Setup icon and follow the directions given on-screen to install the SIXAXIS drivers.Unhook the controller and reset your computer to complete the installation process.<br /></li><span><br /><br /></span></span>

on Dec 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How do i connect to my wireless thats in my home...says connect ehernet cable my desk top is in the other room i have wireless why do i need too connect with cable


You don't.

Turn off PS3 system..
1: Reset your modem by unplugging it from the main power source.
2: After a few minutes, plug modem power back into modem. Allow all connections to configure
3: Turn on PS3 system.
4: Go to "Settings" then scroll all the way down to "Network Settings"
5: Make sure that the "internet connection" (the second menu) is "Enabled"
6: Go to "Internet Connection Settings" and once you are prompted, select "Wireless" rather than ethernet. Ethernet is only when you have the cable plugged directly into the console.


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Feb 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I am trying to copy a movie (previously copied onto my ps3 via memory pen) from my ps3 to my windows 7 laptop. When i hit copy a message comes up saying "connect storage media at the save...


Hi fat_cheesy_b

When you insert your usb stick into the usb port you then go to the movie you would like to copy hit triangle copy then you need to find your usb stick in the list so you can transfer the movie to there..
So firstly you want to make sure your usb is big enough to transfer the movie on there around 2gb would be find...Then you insert your usb stick into ps3 turn your system on go to the movie you want to copy from your ps3 system hit triangle copy and your usb device should flash up on the screen for you to select...

If your usb stick isn't being displayed you need to convert it to fat file system which is easy to do you put your usb stick into your computer go to my computer right click on the usb stick and select format to fat file system that way the ps3 will recognize the device..Try this if you need more help please be sure to reply back and i will be happy t help you =) cheers nikki (Please rate my answer)

Jan 23, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My controlers cant conect to my ps3


first try: look on the bottom of your controller towards the top where the usb plugs in and you'll see a little hole.....use a pen or something small and press and hold that little button inside there for like 5-10 seconds....if it don't work...try holding it down longer.
second try: Connect controller to PS3 via USB lead. Turn on the console (all lights flashing) When at the "desk top" Press the PS button once If all's well it should auto assign the the controller and you should only have one light flashing (indicating that its charging)

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

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  • In order to connect your console to the internet you will need the following:
  • Laptop with WiFi
  • Ethernet cables
  • USB cable
  • Video capture card
Below are the steps involved includind some additional information:
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  1. Step 1 Go to Settings in the PS3 menu and scroll down to Network Settings. Go to Internet Connectionmag-glass_10x10.gif Settings and select your wireless router from the list of available connections. If the router has security, you must input your password. Internet Connection in the Network Settings list will say "Enabled" once you are connected.
  2. Step 2 Link the laptop and PS3 together through a router if you have one. Connect both the console and computer to the router with Ethernet cables. This is needed for a PS3 with 40 gigabytes of memory and that does not have WiFi.
  3. Step 3 Connect the devices directly with a USB cable. Use one of the USB-style ports the PS3 uses for its game controllers. This requires a USB cable with two thin connector plugs.
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  4. Step 1 Purchase an external video capture card for your laptop. This device will connect to the computer through the USB port and will have both composite and S-video connections.
  5. Step 2 Connect the capture card to your laptop. Insert its included CD-ROM into your disc drive and install the software on it that allows the computer to recognize the card's drivers and includes a video viewing/editing application.
  6. Step 3 Attach the PS3 to the capture card using the console's RCA composite cable. Open the video application and turn the console on to view it in the program's screen.
  7. Step 4 Locate and click the application's "full screen" button to enlarge the game screen to your full monitor. THANKS. MIKE

May 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I am tring to get my ps3 online and there is a dns error (80710102) can you help? very frustrated!. I am tring to run it through a laptop with a usb wireless broudband.


Well when this happens to me it tends not to last long. you could delete your internet connection and re enter it. but if you waited you should be able to connect. hope this helps

Apr 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I connected an external hard drive (with movies) to a USB port in the front of my PS3 Slim but can't find anything new in the video menu for selecting the hard drive. There is nothing plugged into the...


Essentially as long as the drive is formatted as a FAT32 drive you should be able to see it. Once the drive is formatted as FAT32 you want to make sure that you have the same folder structure as the PS3. That is simply done by creating folders called "Picture", "Music", "Video", and "Game" (no quotes please). Once this is done and you connect it to your PS3 you should see the extra drive right away. If you are not able to see your drive then it's either formatted as NTSF, or it is missing the folder structure. Connect it back to your computer and ensure that it has been properly setup.

If your drive is formatted and floder correctly then you may have an issue with your USB port. Try the other port. If you still can't see the drive then try and connect anything else you might have that the PS3 will use through the USB port. If that item cannot be seen then you do have an issue with your port and will have to get it serviced.

Mar 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi, am having problems connecting my orb ps3 wireless conntroller.i have no instructions


all you need to do is connect the controller to the usb ports using the usb power cord and the controller should then sync automatically to the system.
i hope i have helped let me know how it goes

Jan 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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HOW DO YOU CONNECT THE PS3 HARD DRIVE TO UR PC?


The hard drive in the PS3 is the same as a laptop hard drive.

Unfortunately there is no way yet to connect the PS3 to the PC over a network, so you will have to remove the hard drive from the computer and physically connect it to the computer.

There are two ways that I know of:
First:
1) Take the hard drive out of the PS3
2) Open your computer case.
3) Install the hard drive just like you would any other hard drive.

Second:
1) Take the hard drive out of your PS3
2) Put the hard drive into an external usb 2.5" hard drive enclosure.
3) Plug the enclosure into your computer's USB port.

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