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HELP! I think my playstation 3 is broken.?


I turned it on today and there are a lot of faults with it:

1.When I click on certain things the controller becomes inactive untill I plug it in via usb and i keep having to repeat this for every click i do.

2.When i try to respond to mail mail on the playstation network the keyboard is glitchy and keeps flickering not allowing me to write on it.

These basicly meen i can not use my ps3 can anyone help me fix it.

I have the receipt but would rather not take it back to the shop if possible.

I am really p’ed off right now so any get a free ps3 or take it back to the shop or stuid answers will get reported abuse aling with all your other answers.

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  1. there should ba a warantee through playstation; NOT THE SHOP. contact them, tell them whats wrong, and then ship it out for free repairs.

  2. Just restore your PS3 to the factory settings before calling or bringing it back by doing the following:

    Hard Reset procedure for the PS3 (as instructed by Sony CS).

    Be sure to backup your settings/games saves by doing a System > Backup on your PS3 or you may lose your game saves! Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony.

    1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.

    2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.

    3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset).

    4. Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup).

    Hopefully this will solve your problem.



  3. first of all the * emma w who answered your question is full of * ok maybe their are a handfull of system that broke but its not compared to xbox 360 if i were you i call playstaion to address the this problem

  4. There have been so many faults with the ps3, thats why its not selling as well as it was expected to.

    If you don’t want to take it back, then try ringing up the manufacturer and explaining the problem. If its affecting your machine, then I’m sure there will be loads of others out there that are doing the same thing. The should either repair it or replace it.

    Good Luck!

    Actavacron – I think you will ifnd that this is true. There have been loads of reports about the playstation 3 suffering faults.

  5. Dear Emma is confusing the PS3 with the melting 360 and therefore has no clue what she’s talking about.

    This may not work, but try the following.

    Turn it off at the back switch then unplug it for a few minutes, then plug it back in, flip the switch, then turn it back on. Something may have gotten corrupted.

    Also, if something were corrupted due to a power spike or something, see if you have the latest firmware (v1.90)

    If not, go here:

    [url is not allowed].

    Follow the instructions to put it on a USB flash drive and see if it’ll take it and if that fixes your issue.

    However, I suspect you have a defective wireless receiver. If that’s the case you’ll have to send it to the store to exchange or to Sony to fix.

  6. Dont listen to the idiots telling you ” Sony PS3’s are unreliable”.Their the most reliable games console on the market!

    Anyway it sounds like your controller is damaged, so dont bother trying to get your whole ps3 replaced.

  7. jimmy is right. it looks like your controller is broken. you told us that your ps3 isnt like that before. so your controller is broken. hopefully i get hte best answers.

  8. if u want a new ps3 u can get it for like $10 and theres more gifts such as laptops 360 wii ipod etc all instructions r on my youtube account.

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