Question about Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

1 Answer

Playstation 3 problems

I have a ps3 consule 40gb somehow i have got a problem i tried to play fifa 09 and it wont play what happens is it keeps saying user 1 log in i cant get any further than that all i want to do is play the game ,but i cant get this user 1 and user 2 off also cant get the log in sign off now i find that i cant play my other game gt5 it just says the same thing how do i clear the whole thing off the ps3 so that i can play the game i dont want to be on the internet whitch i think as something to do with it all i want is to play the games hope you can help me thanks

Posted by on

  • peteoscroft Oct 08, 2008

    ps3 40gb there is only 2 cables coming from the ps3 1 is the power cable and the other goes from the back of the ps3 to the T.V where is the ethernet cable?

    i am new to the ps3 and this is only the second game i have, i notice when i do log in that there is a profile for my first game (grand theft auto 4) saved in the game data utility. will i need to somehow save my new game fifa 09 there aswell?? if so how do you do that

  • peteoscroft Oct 08, 2008

    im letting you know that all you said made sense, i can do that, however it is not giving a option to go on any game. i can go on user 1 or user 2 neither of them show anything about my new game. i am sorry i am baffling you but i dont know what else to do!



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 125 Answers

Hey Pete,

Try unplugging the ethernet cable on your ps3 or, if it comes down to it i would retore my playstation 3 to factory settings. But before you do that see if you have files in there that you don't want to delete cause once you restore it to factory settings all the files in your hard drive will be erased. I think unplugging the Ethernet cable should solve your problem.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

  • Jacobis Soriano Oct 08, 2008

    Hello Pete,

    alright I figure out your problem and its a pretty simple one. The ps3 has a lot of features in it, one of them is being able to have accounts for different users. What that means is basically that you can be user one or you can customize the login name if you want but thats besides the point. The point that i am trying to express here is you have to log in first. Try loging in as user 1 first. The way you do that is with your sixaxis controller click the left button and until you find the (Users) Icon click on that and select User 1. After that go to you game that you want to play and it should get started. You have to select a user though otherwise same thing is gonna keep happening bro. Please let me know how that goes.

    Jaketasnake out



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

When i try to play online on fifa 11, it freezes and i cant go back. then i have to switch the PS3 off. it keeps happening and i can't play online now

This problem has nothing to do with your PS3!! Its Fifa 11 which is very full of glitches. This freezing problem is a known bug and Fifa or EA doesnt seem to care about it. if you search online you'll see multiple people with similar complaints on EA forums and few or no replies from EA. They havent come up with a fix yet. all you can do is wait for an update (ie. Fifa 12)

Feb 27, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

...i cant play my fifa 2009 for ps2 on my ps3

did you get your fifia 09 from another country?

if so then it wont work only ps3 games blueray work all over the world not ps2 dvds

Jan 04, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

1 Answer

My ps3 wont read my fifa 09 disc when inserted

check wtih blue ray reader or check the cd with another ps3

Sep 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My PS3 freezes when i play Fifa 09 Manager mode

try looking for updates and patches for the game, else, reinstall all your fifa 09 files.

if this doesn't work, verify it there are any problems with your disk (dust, for example),

is the problem continues, restore your ps3 system . (or first re-update the system by downloading the latest update in Playstation Site)

Jul 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

When i play fifa 09 multiplayer my game freezez

it should not be the controller it could just be the game the best thing to do is bring it back to gamestop or wherever you brought it from and exchange it for another one...

May 26, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

Fifa 09

da problem is dat ur internet connection can sometimes get lost if it is not strong enough. dis happened 2 me sometimes so i moved my ps3 closer 2 the internet router and da internet connection was very strong. I hope dis helped =)

Mar 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

4 Answers

My PS3 freezes in FIFA 09 manager mode

PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezing up. You may check out the informative Article at ezinearticles Remedy for PS3 Freezing up

Feb 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer


It is a known bug in the game. EA have not announced a patch for the PS3 version, so I cannot say when the bug will be fixed. 
You can attempt to start the game again, but it is likely you will come across the same bug.

Jan 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

PS3 Refuses To Play Certain Games

do we really need the Sony PS3 2.43 update to fix the current 2.42?

Sep 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System Logo

85 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

Zhenya Ogorodnikov

Level 2 Expert

218 Answers

shaun taylor

Level 3 Expert

1525 Answers


Level 2 Expert

219 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides