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Won't read game while hooked up to the internet

If i leave internet unhooked with no connection it reads n plays the game fine reads dvds everythings good but if i have the internet connection on it won't read the game dvd nothin unless the game is in when it gets rebotted and in both cases it won't play the game it won't even play a demo i have on my hard drive i can download demos n stuff np the only way i can get it to work for internet for the game is to start it up without the ethernet connected start the game up n when it's loaded connect the ethernet cable it detects it autosigns me n then i can play Is anyone familiar with this problem n knows the fix ?

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  • Mindtrix0421 Dec 11, 2007

    This is what happens when i have internet hooked up and it booted with the game in it shows resistance fall of man i hit x to play n it gets stuck on the background (blue the color i have it set 4) and thats it

  • Mindtrix0421 Dec 13, 2007

    i have no usb or external memory hooked up it's straight like it was from the factory and it's not modded in any way lol i dunno what a tiff exploit even is i even turned it in once and got an exchange and same thing i don't wanna send it to the factory cause i got the ps3 now cause were having another computer built and i wanted to be able to play til we get it i'm mainly a computer gamer HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mindtrix0421 Dec 14, 2007

    Hey eureka I found my fix and it's working now on wifi or ethernet cable but i'm keepin it on wifi it works good with no direct connect with no lag if Any of u have the same problem just go to Settings- Network settings- and disable the media server and bam pow sony online perfection hell i get some minor lag with the way more expensive computer on the same dsl

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    i click on the game then it says to upload and it freezes up every time



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Take out any USB sticks or Memory stick you have plugged into the machine. Are you trying to use a TIFF exploit? That would do it.

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