Hi I have a USA PS3 that I bought on ebay, the PS3 is running fine, but I do not have a option under network setting to use my wireless network on the PS3, it states I must use a ethernet cable, I thought all PS3 have wifi built in ? I really want to use the PS3 wirelessly, as I have the PS£ in my front room, and the wireless router is upstairs in my bedroom. I don't want to run a 25M ethernet cable down the stairs, please help, I am running firmware 2.20m is there an update i need, please help.
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Re: USA 40GB PS3 - no wireless option on XMB ?
If you have a 40GB unit you cannot use WiFi. It is not equiped with the wireless antenna. If you have any of the other systems and it doesn't pick it up, you might want to try another location. If that doesn't work there may be a problem with the wireless antenna or *********** board.
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First you should back up any important data onto an external hard drive, or transfer your data to another PS3 via the transfer function. Both options are available through the PS3 settings tab of the XMB.
After all the data you wish to keep is safe, then reformat the PS3`s hard drive via the reformat function also found in the PS3 settings tab of the XMB.
Go to settings, system settings, reformat utility, and follow the on screen prompts.
If this is successful then restore the backed up data onto the PS3.
If this doesnt work you may want to consider a Blu-ray cleaning disc such as this:
Check the game disc/discs. If possible, confirm the disc actually works (Try it in another PS3, for example).
Restart the PS3. Then shut down the PS3, unplug it from the outlet then plug it back in (surprisingly this is different than just restarting/shutting down).
Who knows, maybe it's a
firmware thing. Update your system to make sure. Go to XMB > Settings > System Update and run it.
And now we get into the scary, probable (and sometimes guaranteed) data-loss solutions. I would suggest backing up
your data. Use the Backup Utility (XMB > Settings > System Settings > Backup Utility) to store everything. You can then restore all your data once you fix the issue.
With your data backed up, try the different options in Safe Mode. This link will show you how to access it.
Try options 2, 3, 4 and 5, in that order, and see if it's reading discs
in between each one. Anything after 2 will delete your data; thus the
need to make a backup.
Still no luck? Unfortunately this you're
probably going to have to send your console in for repair. Sony provides
a form on their website to request a repair; here's a link.If
you're under warranty it's free; otherwise it's expensive (150$ I
believe). The worst part about this option is they take forever; you
won't see your console again (or it's replacement) for at least a month,
more likely two.
Ok for the internet problems try connecting it directly to your internet modem without the router and also try connecting it with the wireless option of the ps3, if none of those options works, your ps3 network card is pretty much fried. About the disc making funny noise you might want to first if you know nothing about ps3 take it to a repair store after the diagnostic of the funny noises the next symptom you are going to get is problems reading bluray discs and after that you will probably have to replace the WHOLE DRIVE piece or if you are lucky just the PS3 lens. here are links for more info about prices:
This problem with the PS3 is usually associated with the Bluray drive or more specifically the optical laser on the drive which is failing to read the disk. Sony charge $150 for this repair if the console is outside warranty.
You could try cleaning the lens on the laser as this can work sometimes but this requires you to open the console and most often the lens is faulty and needs to be changed. For more information on the lens and how to access it either to change it or clean it please see this FixYa Tip.
listen just hold down the button, i'm not sure how long like you hear 2 beeps then 3 or something and it will take you to a screen with 6 or so options - choose restore file system, you shouldn't loose data if your lucky, anyway i had a very similar problem and my ps3 sat for a year before i was smart enough to figure this one.
you have to go under network settings in your ps3 XMB (cross media bar) and go through the normal processes of setting up the internet. it should ask if you want easy or custom, select easy. then it should ask if it is wired or wireless, select wireless. then it should ask to scan, automatic, or manual. select scan to scan the area of the local WLAN. select the SSID that matches your router. the rest is kinda self explainitory
I had the same problem at first. I did the following:
1. Connect both cables: Multi-AV and HDMI.
2. Go to the TV's channel for SCART. 3. You now can see the PS3. Go to Display Settings, under
Settings menu. Select HDMI and the desired resolution.
4. Change to the HDMI channel. 5. You should now also see the PS3's XMB on the HDMI channel. 6. You can now disconnect the Multi-AV.
I hope this information can help you and your customer. Please rate.
P.S. I figured you were Dutch since you used Neophyte as a name for your previous question. Are you Dutch, and in that case: what videogames store you work at?