20 Most Recent Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Questions & Answers


Can you give a little more information about your configuration? Are you connected at all? Do you know what is going on? Does your car have an automatic transmission? Do you have people hooked to the underground chopshop network? Have you relocated through a time portal? If you have, did you tell sony the problems people are having in the future with there PS3s? Did they commit you into an asylum? Did you call sonys tech support hotline? The number is 1-800-345-7669. I hope they can help you without having to unanswer your questions with more questions like these. If they don't know, I would suggest smashing it with a hammer.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Nov 16, 2020


You need to RESTORE FILE SYSTEM to correct that.
Follow this guide.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when it turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Aug 24, 2020


Just hold power button for 5 sec when it beebs let off! this resets your video and will now let the game work! I did not realize if your tv settings are changed some games will work while others give an error. this fixed the problem for me on Black ops! Good luck.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Aug 21, 2020


it's probably the codec you're using. divx works nicely.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Jul 25, 2020


hi there,
the ps3 will only play dvd's from your region(e.g. region 1 usa, 2 europe etc..) So depending on where you got your dvd, if it's not the region as your ps3, the ps3 will not play the dvd. however the ps3 will play blu-rays and games from anywhere in the world as it plays region-free blu-ray discs. I know it's a pain in the neck, but you will have to find a region free dvd player to play that dvd. Hope this helps.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Jul 22, 2020


I had the same message until i typed the password of 0000 when it prompted me to type a password.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Jun 28, 2020


1. Plug in the USB drive that contains the data.
2. On the XMB go to Settings then System Settings
3. Go to Back Up Utility like before but
4. Choose Restore rather than Back Up
5. The PS3 does the rest

You can have the PS3 delete the data file from the USB drive by choosing Delete Backup Data.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Jun 04, 2020


Common PS3 Error Codes and required Network Ports.

Additional PS3 Error Codes:

80010514 - Dead BD lens.
80010516 - Dead BD lens (happens at different occasions, code above is more common).
80710092 - Connection error (usually the connection is dropped), you will be signed out of PSN.
8002AD23 - Unidentified error (cause unknown), happens in Burnout Paradise (when game starts) and sometimes SARPBC.
8002A227 - PSN account suspended.
8002A212 - error returned by the PSN servers during authentication (invalid version).

80029945 - Can't playback burn BDr movie (error in picture above)
80029946 - Attempting to play burnt Dual layer NTSC disc on a Pal ps3
(workarouns is to transfer files to ps3 via TVersity)
(added 24th Sept 2007)
80029301 - An error occurred during the delete operation (attempting to delete some ps2 homebrew from virtual mem card) (added 15sept2007)
80029516 - Sign in to PLAYSTATION-Network (needed for some games or Ps3 processes - have to sign in to use them) (added 04-sept-2007)
80710A06 - An error occurred during the install operation (error when downloading game from PSN - network error occured (added 30thAug2007)
8003041F - An error occurred during the copy operation (using media server) (added27aug2007)
80010006 - An error occurred during the start operation (added 22aug07 - corrupted folding install)
80010007 - An error occurred during the start operation (added 17aug07 - during disc swap tests)
710102 - DNS Error; No DSN server available.
8013030 - System Error due to failed update download
80010001 - Major Error , Game ability stopped
80010017 - Can't start Blu-ray Game
80010510 - Will not play hard drive games - Cause unknown
80010516 - An error occured during the start operation; Ps1 game swapped using the eject function and then play pressed quickly - ps1 game inserted again
80029023 - Exchanging Key Information exchange has timed out
80029024 - "Cannot Obtain an IP address".
80029564 - Downloaded Game will not install - Cause unknown
80030920 - An error occurred during the copy operation. The file may be corrupt or there isnt enough memory. Try copying data from original source.
80031150 - System Settings Fail to Save - Possible Blue Screen "Setting information is corrupted.Pre
80031601 - Error Creating Account
80130203 - PS3 connects to internet but not to network - Typically means that the required ports are
80410418 - DNS Error
80710016 - Playstation Network is down.
80710092 - "An error has occured. you've been signed out from the ps network" -(connection dropped?
80710101 - Conneciton error
80710102 - IP conflict , PS3 Cannot connect to the router with current IP information - Try rebooting your router
80710541 - The connection to the server timed out. press the x button to repair and restore default"
80710723 - Possible Port Error - Try opening ports , TCP port: 80, 443, 5223 and UDP port: 3478, 3479, 3658. or add Ps3 to DMZ
81019002 - Error copying saves from location A to location B not open to connect to store but PS3 can connect to internet.
8001050B - Will not play demo hard drive games, when blue-ray disc is inserted - Cause unknown
8001050D - An error occured during the start operation; Ps3 game swapped using the eject function and then play pressed quickly - ps3 game inserted again
80028EA5 - Unknown?? User cannot connect to PS3 network. Sony told the user to send the machine in.
80028ea6 - Connection error , Possible Proxy error power cord. Then shut off your modem/router, for about 5 mintues, then turn the modem back up first and let it sync, then turn the router back on(if using one) and let it sycn.
Reconnect your power cable and flip the back swtich up again. Then make a new network connnection.
80028F10 - Go to Display Settings then HDMI (or whatever your connection is) and choose Automactic,
80028f17 - Ps2 disc Boot Error , An error occured during the start operation; Ps2 game swapped using the eject function and then play pressed quickly -Backup ps2 game inserted again
80028F18 - Ps2 Disc Error, unsupported disc; eg. Utility discs, BB discs, IQ Remix game etc. ode).
80028F19 - PS2 Disc Error , fsck; the internal PS2 disk got corrupted and I guess that you can use HDD utility disc to fix it
80028F1A - Ps2 Disc Error , invalbnnetcfg; network config error
80029C68 - Corrupt data usually on external device
8002A10D - Unable to Add friend in XMB
8002A4A6 - Cannot load game to play online
8002A515 - Error Signing in
8002A548 - Unable to remain logged in - either to game or server
8002A705 - Unable to connect to server/host. Check router port configuration.
8002a71a - Possible NAT Error , Can log onto Game Server but can't join game and can't host game
8002b241 - DVI has no audio
8002F994 - To many people downloading the update just sit back until the morning around 5am - 11am and you should be able to get it.
8002F997 - Trying to Update the Firmware, copying to a file and installing from a USB drive falied".
8003051E - Game will not Save
8013013D - "A connection error has occurred" - May be to do with the SSID of the Router or signal strength if the conneciton drops Putting the PS3 into DMZ may help - otherwise check WPA key Ps3 can't handle WPA2 only
WPA or none
8013013E - WEP Key error, change WEP key to all numbers (on router homepage) and try agian, or which to WPA. - Otherwise disable security
8013030F - Check Router Page, SSID Broadcasting possibly off.
8013030F - Access Point not detected
80410A0B - Internal PSP error, hardware fault. Send back to be replaced/fixed.
807101FF - An error occurred during communication with the server. This is a DNS error This is a DNS error
8071053D - Hard boot the PS3, turn off the PS3 to stand-by, flip off the back swtich and remove the
80710B23 - PS3 Network is Down or PS3 Network is too busy to respond
80710D23 - Turn the PS3 off for a bit (30 minutes give or take) with the power toggle (not standby mode)
80029513 - Copyright Violation when attempting to install game
8003200D - Server side issue, much like the trophy syncing problems.
8001050F - System Clock Error.
8002A227 - You account has been banned, either temporary or permanently, (Check here for reason why you may have been banned).
80029780 - Unable To Activate System - You have reached the maximum downloads for an unactivated system. This will not affect systems that are already activated on your PSN account.

80010002 Invalid argument.
80010003 Invalid syscall number. A lot of the addresses in the syscall table at 0x2EB128 point to a function that only returns this value.
80010009 Operation not permitted.
8001002B Filesystem mounting failed.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Jun 02, 2020


Without knowing more, sounds like you need to check the PS3's WiFi settings to make sure the unit is really connected through your home internet service's router to the internet. Make sure the WiFi protocol on the PS3 and the WiFi password validate correctly in the Settings, and that they match that you have set on the WiFi setup of the ISP's router. With a mismatch here to the WiFi settings, nothing on the PS3 will connect to the internet. If it all checks out but the unit doesn't connect to WiFi, if other devices in your house do and you have matched the settings, could be an indication of a problem with the PS3 hardware, scope of which to help you resolve is beyond this forum.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on May 18, 2020


Short answer...yes, would you like to invest what would likely be days learning the process? There may be a mod ship out there somewhere, but unless you are willing to modify the PS3 in someway that would likely void any warranties, then you're going to have to find a DVD for your region. A mod without a chip would involve installing linux in addition to the OS that the playstation comes with. I'm sure the process has gotten easier since I last checked, but I found it too painstaking.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on May 18, 2020


You maybe able to get a region free code from one of these WEB sites for your Samsung player.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on May 07, 2020


PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound problem, video problem etc..... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog.
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Sony Playstation... | Answered on May 07, 2020


Hi...

http://us.playstation.com/support/?s=ps3#ps3

Also, try a Quick format on the harddrive ( you'll lose game data though)

Sony Playstation... | Answered on May 07, 2020


It's your blu-ray drive.

They last only 1-3 years with average use. It's a Sony defect.

The laser is three part (cd / dvd / blu-ray). The blu-ray is usually first to go.

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Sony Playstation... | Answered on May 07, 2020


This is probably a copyright file protection called "Cinavia". Any files protected by this will stop playing after about 10 minutes.

Sony Playstation... | Answered on May 06, 2020


That is actually a poor conclusion. There are three different lasers, one for blu-ray, one DVD and one for CD games all in one holder inside. It certainly CAN be the laser. The description id the DVD/Blu-ray part is having focus problems. Contact Sony for a service center that can install a new drive (It needs to be calibrated on install)

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Apr 16, 2020


This can be caused by Region coding. I for instance have an Australian PS3, if I try to play US encoded Blu-Ray it will not work. PS3 games are not region coded and will always work. However the movies are another story. Go to this website and find a region free movie to rent, and see if it still gives you the error. http://regionfreemovies.com/region/free

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Apr 07, 2020


unfortunately you can, each system is hard wire for each region. They do sell region free games, they're normally located in Australia, good prices in ebay.com.

Thanks

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Sony Playstation... | Answered on Apr 07, 2020


Different coutries use different region codes Like i am in canada region code 001 and i think UK is 002. It is to control the release of video around the world... like movies in the states come out before the movies in canada. anyway you have to be careful as changing the code on some machines (in the dvd players settings) could only be done a few times before in locksin into the final code inputed thus it will play lets say your uk stuff but not your Australian stuff.

I would research your dvd player specifically and see if it locks itself before changing anything. Good luck

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Apr 07, 2020


1. Download the update onto a USB stick using your pc. (Hopefully you have one). Create a new folder named UPDATE and drag the file into it. Then create a folder called PS3 and drag the 'UPDATE' folder into that. Note the folders must be in capitals.....
2. Underneath your console is a small panel near the front that pops open to reveal a small screw. Unscrew it and then remove a bigger panel on the actually front of the console to reveal the hard drive. It has a wire handle that will help you remove the hard drive. (Don't take it out yet)
3. Turn your console on and when the update loop begins take the hard drive out. After a minute or so it will realise this has happened and a error message will appear and a 60 second countdown will start. Let this time countdown and allow the console to restart. ( a post a read on a forum said that the console will restart on a screen that will allow you to download the update via USB but is did not happen for me and the system said it was unable to start because it could not detect a hard drive.)
4. Turn the console totally off and insert the hard drive. Turn it back on and as it is beginning to start carefully take the hard drive back out. Then a screen will hopefully appear that says to connect your controller to the USB wire and press the ps button. Do this and then it will give you the option to update via USB. Insert your USB drive and press start and select on your controller.
5. Then comes a step that I can't really explain and is the trial and error part of the process. When the system is searching for the USB update I inserted the hard drive. On the first try it didn't find the update and a error message appeared, but as I tried the whole process again it found the update and completely the process. I didn't lose any saves and more importantly, didn't pay a penny!!

Sony Playstation... | Answered on Apr 05, 2020

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