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PS3 graphic drawing problems

Just got GTA and tried it on my PS3. There's all kinds of errors in drawing the graphics such that I can't see anything nor play the game.

PS3 80Gig.


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  • defaria May 28, 2008

    No it's not only gta. Other downloadable games have this problem to varying degrees. For example, Heaven's Sword has this problem pretty bad but not as bad as gta. Then I bought the real game as a gift to my daughter but tried it out on my system to see if the real DVD game had the problem and it did. My daughter's PS3 is also a 80gig but the game plays fine on her system.

    I've played PS2 games MSG 2 and MSG 3 (in anticipation of MSG 4!) and they worked OK. I also have and played Uncharted, which is a stunning game in the graphics department but not a single graphics error with that game. Then I got GTA and this one also didn't work. This prompted me to search for a solution because I'd hate to see MSG 4 come out and it not work on my system!

  • defaria May 28, 2008

    Actually I have a better idea...

    Meantime, I hear the 80 Gig had a different chipset or software or something like that and perhaps that was causing the problem? After all they did discontinue the 80 Gig fairly quickly.

    What's the PS3 MGS 4 combo gonna be? An 80 Gig (with this possibly bad chipset/software/firmware) or a new 120 gig or something like that?


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Is it only gta? I suggest installing the new update that may take care of it! If not contact me and ill research some more

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  • mathew eaton May 28, 2008

    Hmm ok well I suggest calling sony asap, I am going to search the web and see what I can find.. If some games work fine actual discs I dont think its your cables.. esp if the down loadable games are having the same issue! Ill start to research as sood as I put the hard drive back in this 60gb into the ps3 and test it!


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i believe it is a hardware problem as well atlest thats what it sounds like from what you sayed try contacting Sony and attempting to get a replacement on warranty at
1-800-345-7669 (SONY)
Mon - Sat 6:00AM - 8:00PM PST
Sun 7:00AM - 6:30PM PST

Good Luck,

P.s. in the mean time don't steal you're daughters ps3 to much she will get mad at you! lol ^.^

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