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My ps3 he don,t writh the cd

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Re: my ps3

It is a Hardware problem there is no help i can give you... if i guide you through the repair process Sony will not repair or maintain your ps3 because all repairs must be done by them

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Why cant i get a system update

How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer

How to Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computerthumbnail Update Your Ps3 Firmware With Your Computer

So you want to update your ps3, but you don't have your ps3 connected to the internet, well no fear in this article I will show you how to update your ps3's firmware by using your computer.

Things You'll Need


1 First go to this website,
and click on the download now button just under the big ps3 and save it to your desktop or any other place that you can get to the file easly.

2 Now get into your j-drive and make a new folder named "PS3".

3 Now click on the PS3 folder and make a new one called "UPDATE".

4 Now put the downloaded update file ito the "UPDATE" folder that you just made.

5 Take the j-drive to your ps3 and plug it into the usb port.

6 Once done with that go to settings, system update, update via mass storage device.

7 Follow the directions on the screen to complete the update.

8 Once done you cna go back to playing on your ps3.

Tips & Warnings

You can do this for every update that you do
Its free to do
If it don't work you did it wrong

Aug 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Just bought a ps3 secondhand but no scart lead do i need one?

You don't need a scart lead for your ps3 if you have a HD television. All ypu need is the HDMI cable (which is not included with a new PS3 but you can get very cheap from Ebay- don't bother with 'gold plated' or other 'high quality' cables as they are all the same output quality). The HDMI carries audio and video to your HD television, but you can use a scart lead for audio if and the HDMI for video if you want to use external speakers. The ps2 scart cable also works for the ps3 if you don't have a HD television. (note: a HD television is highly recommended because the quality is a hundred times better). Mine is a Samsung HD monitor which you can buy fairly cheaply.

Jul 28, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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When i put ma ps3 on it goes green yellow red

I experienced the same issume before. This is called Yellow Light of Death or (YLOD)
Please see below on some information regarding this issue and some possible reslotion to prevent this from happening:
If we go by Sony's definition then having PS3 YLOD means "general hardware failure". So it means that a fault could have occurred anywhere in your Console. Don't be afraid though, since most of the times PS3 YLOD is due to motherboard getting detached.
Tips on how to fix it:

Alternatively you can try to repair ps3 YLOD yourself. There are a couple of things you can try to fix YLOD - check for any loose connections since some connections might be loose, you can also try switching it off for around 30 mins and switch it on again. This will help in cooling your PS3 down.

If these tricks don't work, then I will suggest you go through a dedicated PS3 repair guide instead of tinkering on your own. Such guide will cost you almost nothing in comparison to what Sony charges. And, god forbid, if it happens again you can solve the problem for free.

One of the greatest thing about doing it yourself is that you don't have to pay hefty charges to the big companies. Also, you don't have to wait for weeks, you'll completely fix ps3 ylod in no more than a few hours. Many people have already successfully fixed yellow light of death and I don't see a reason why you won't be able to do it. If my PS3 has yellow light of death then I won't pay Sony to repair my PS3. I'd rather fix PS3 lights myself.

If all this steps wont work i suggest to call SONY
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Jun 06, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When playing Red Dead Redemption the game freezes

If a game freezes, then the problem is usually due to the PS3 overheating. The PS3 needs good airflow through the vents so make sure that you don't put it in a corner or in a place where the hot air won't linger around for long like near a window. Also, don't play for too long; give your PS3 a break every once in a while (1 minute breaks don't count) :)

May 30, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Fell down three times and now its not reading any disc but it still working. u can still go online with my ps3 slim(250)


Check the PS3's vents or its location if the power button alternately flashing red and green. This means it is running hot. Shut it off and wait for it to cool down.

Shut down the system if the power button flashes red and fails to operate. This means it has overheated and has reached a critical phase. Move it to another location where the vents are not blocked and it isn't in an enclosed area. Don't restart it until it cools down.

Open your PS3's disc tray and spray the inside of the machine with some compressed air, which comes either in a can or in a squeeze ball. This air will help remove any larger particles of dust or dirt that may have accumulated on the machine's lens.

Insert the cleaning CD into the disc tray and close it. These CDs often have no data on them and instead have a small brush along the bottom that cleans the laser as it spins over it.

Follow any on-screen instructions or paper instructions that may have been included with your lens-cleaning CD until the laser has been successfully cleaned, and then remove the CD.

Restore the PS3 to its default settings if the PS3 isn't able to read any discs. Go to "Settings," and then "System Settings." Under "System Settings," select "Restore Default Settings" and press the "X" button on your controller to restore the settings. Once the operation has been completed, the initial setup screen will appear.

Check to see whether the machine will load games or DVDs properly. If it still doesn't, you may have an internal hardware issue that requires sending your machine to Sony for professional repairs.

Apr 11, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cd drive seems to be broken and my playstation3 wont turn on..

If ur ps3 console wont start up....then the things to check are>>> 1.check ur power cable 2.check whether u have inserted the disc properly and precisely. 3.check the insertion of memory card... 4.check the video port.......
still the same problem,don worry check out the following Repair Guide...

click here to download repair guide

Dec 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 error code 80023017 Can't log onto ps3 network

hi buddy...... This is the common error.........
this error occurs due to the internal defect caused by crashes in the cd you use.........
You fix this easily don"t worry..........their are repair guide for ps3 to solve this problem...
CLICK HERE to download.................

Sep 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will not play any ps3 games any more.

Wow.. This is shocking.
When did you get the PS3?
Contact sony. They can do this.

Mar 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The console don,t see the disk it not reconais the disk what i can do


Check to make sure there are no scratches on your disc. You can try another disk to make sure it's not just that one disc it can't read. Since it's a PS3 try popping in a PS2 game or a regular music CD. If all else fails, a system update. It has all kinds of firmware and hardware patches in it. Follow the link below and follow the download instructions. I HIGHLY recommend that you download it to a flash drive and do the update manually rather than doing it via connected to the internet. Less chance of the update failing.

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

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There should be a command “boot-game-os” you can run from the terminal and it should reboot. Wait, trying to run that command, it says “command not found”… another WTF…
After some more digging, it turns out the command resides in the “/sbin” directory, which users don’t have access to… (even root? man…)
So we need to make a sym-link. You can do this as a regular user, but you need to “su”, then run
cd /bin

ln -s /sbin/boot-game-os boot-game-os
Then, you can just go to the “start” menu in TDL, and there is an option then to “Boot Game OS” - works like a charm, reboot and you are back to the PS3

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

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