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Ps3 friends list

My ps3 doesn't show me my friends list, and people on my list say that they can still see me on theirs, and when i try n add people to my list, nothing happens, and if people try n add me to their list, when i accept it says and error has occured...what do i do?

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  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    same problem here, nothing seems to werk, my list just vanished

  • KNUCKLEDUST Jul 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, its going on for 3 days now, i can just see my name, but all my friends are gone but they see me.


    I try to restart ps3, reset modem, ..... just everything?

  • pompeyo7 Nov 23, 2008

    i got a problem but a bit diff my friends list is still there but it dosent show me when my friends are online but they see me online ive tryed everythink i can think off restarting things

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    its so anoying i never know when anyone is off or online

  • kboy142 Dec 02, 2008

    its so anoying why does it have to happen to me

  • addego18Ps3 Dec 02, 2008

    my friends list wont come up and on others i show up??? i still can get messages but cant tell if anyones online please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    thats happend to me its really annoying. they can invite me but i cant invite them ever since i played cod 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    reformatt

  • moose563 Dec 28, 2008

    please help

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I can hardly play online anymore now too.

  • PORC Jan 07, 2009

    OMG THIS IS SOOO ANNOYING I HAVE THE SAME DEAL HELP ME PLEASE IT STARTED A LITTLE BIT AFTER I BOUGHT SOME STUFF ONLINE PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PORC Jan 07, 2009

    PS3 BETTER FIX THIS QUICK OR IM GONNA BE SOOO PISSED!!!!!!!! THIS PISSES ME OFF SOO MUCH THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME I TRIED SENDING NEW FRIEND REQUESTS - NOTHING!!!!!! NOBODY EVEN RECIEVED THEM.... BETTER FIX IT ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING????? I WOULD PLEASE LIKE TO KNO ASAP!!!!!

  • huffy12 Jan 29, 2009

    i have the same problem. a couple times out of many i tried holding down the down arrow button as soon as i signed in and it worked but the game would freeze every time i got it to come up.

  • WeeMan9 Feb 15, 2009

    same here

  • yankeezfan13 Feb 20, 2009

    i tryed all the ways and i still cant get my friends list back anyone have new ways of fixing it

  • nickvill Mar 28, 2009

    i have exactely the same problem

  • nickvill Mar 28, 2009

    same has happpened to me

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    I have the exact same thing. I had to force shutdown while i was playing socom because it froze and when i came back on my list disappeared

  • jack carter Apr 06, 2009

    I have the same problem first it says i have no freinds added then it says there all offline and does not tell me when they went off also i have tried adding new people and it wont let me i hope sony find the solution soon !!! i got clan battles to do

  • jack carter Apr 06, 2009

    i have the same problem when i first sign n it saysi have no freinds then all my freinds come up but there offline and it dosnt say wen they last came on , plz sony fix it !!!!

  • codys4812 Apr 06, 2009

    I have the same exact problem as jack. it started doing this today

  • le_jack Apr 09, 2009

    wen i 1st log in .. my friends list doesnt show, like a min later all my friends show but all offline and it doesnt tell me when they was last active.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    I got this and I HATE IT!!!

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    Same here, my friends won't show up. I feel lonely :(. PSN is acting like sh*t these past few days

  • Wardog153 May 12, 2009

    Yh same thing has happened to me, it's really annoying. I guess PSN is playing up at the moment

  • soby1996 May 16, 2009

    i have the same problem except my friends list only doesn't show when i play on a game

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First go to settings and have the PS3 update the system's date and time via internet. If that fails, try rebuilding your database (It's helped many people in the past).

This is how to rebuild your database:

1. Turn off your PS3.
2. Press and Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again. Once the system is off then take your finger off the button.
3. Press and Hold the power button down again until you hear 2 consecutive beeps.
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button.
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
7. Select the Rebuild System Database option.

The Recovery Menu supports the following options:

Restart System: Restarts the PS3 System.
Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the Operating System for the PS3 (doesn't delete anything).
Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
System Update: Updates the PS3 firmware to current version.

***** WORKED FOR ME *****

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  • wjbanfield Jan 09, 2011

    Thank you so much for this solution, it worked for me and its made my 12 year old son's day.

    Kind Regards

    Wendy

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If your friends list doesnt show go to internet connection then goto media server connection
then disable it..if your friends list doesnt show instantly sign off and on then your friends will come back

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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Ive just fixed it, its to do with ur comment box, so if u changed in last few days changed back, then ur friends will re appear

Posted on May 05, 2009

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Same thing happened to me but I figured out how to solve it. Just change you comment and boom!, all your friends should just appear at once. I know this doesnt sound beliveble at first but just try it, it fixed my problem.

By COMMENT, I mean the speach buuble above your name on your friends list.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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I have changed my comment but I still cant see my friends list.

Please help anyone?

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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Try changing your comment this changed it for me straight away how weird ? i had on my comment "do u know ur enemy ?" i then changed it to "cant see anyone". and as if like magic it changed back.

JORDAN -WRL :)

Posted on May 17, 2009

  • JORDAN-WRL May 17, 2009

    try changing your comment this changed it for me straight away how weird ? i had on my comment "do u know ur enemy ?" i then changed it to "cant see anyone". and as if like magic it changed back. and immediatley loaded all my friends list again.

    JORDAN -WRL :)

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Now i won't promise this will work, but i have done some looking around online and i have found ways that people have fixed it.( By the way, mine still does not work despite trying some of these, ALTHOUGH people have fixed it using one or more of these methods)

1. I have read that people logging in and out will fix this, so just try logging in, then logging out, etc;

2. I have read that it may be a connection problem, (this is probably the most "backed up" solution i have found), so try something like trying a friend's connection or try jump-starting your wireless (unplug everything in your modem, router, etc; for two minutes, restart your PS3, then plug back in)

3. This method will probably not be the top pick for most, but resetting your system to its defaults I have heard has worked, my best bet would be to write down your PSN and password, and save everything like game saves and such, onto a pen drive. Then start your PS3 up again and put it all back on.

Finally, I am not submitting this as a "for sure" way to fix yours and my friend's list problem, simply trying to spread the word on how to solve this ridiculous and utterly annoying phenomena, as i have firsthand knowledge of what it's like.

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Did say what error it is or yust "and error has occured"?
Try to restart your sony if that not works i will try something else

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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Solution 2 was the BEST solution because It did worked for me :)

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I tried all those solutions unfortunately did not work. But instead of re-starting your modem I went under network setting and pressed triangle on Internet Connection and Disabled it for about 15 seconds and re-enabled it. All my friends started popping up. I would suggest trying them all though.

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Today I have lost my friend in my garden and farmville, still on my friend list in facebook how can I get them back on my game list.

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Can anyone tell me why my ps3 dosent tell me when i have a friend request or a message?

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