Tag: ps3

How to repair a malfunctioning button on a PS3 Dualshock controller?

The X button stopped working on one of my PS3 controllers. It’s hardly through abuse, the controller isn’t a year old and I don’t play a lot. The button doesn’t stick, it presses like the others, only the system isn’t aware that I’m using it. I tried resetting it with the tiny reset button in […]

How can the PS3 do so much with so little RAM and VRAM?

If you look at the hardware specs of the PS3 (on Wikipedia, for example), you will notice that the system has 256MB RAM and 256MB VRAM. What is going on here? Is it the processor or is it something more that I’m missing? In my opinion, this is way too little compared with what good […]

Is it normal for PS3 controllers to constantly lose their charge?

I’ve noticed for quite a while now that all of my PS3 controllers lose their charge even if they are not being actively used (I have three, this almost always means that by the time the one I am currently using runs out of charge, the ones I pull out of the closet, which were […]

GTA V graphics bugs on PS3

I just started playing GTA V on my PS3 and during gameplay I noticed that somewhere around the middle-left corner of the screen these strange gray/blackish rectangles keep showing up…they are kinda like flashing in and out very quickly…the rectangles/shapes are not always identical, but they keep showing up in the middle-left corner of the […]

What wall plug chargers can be used to charge PS3 controllers

I want to charge my PS3 controllers (SIXAXIS) without having the PS3 running (because most of the time when it’s running, I’m actually using the controllers). Since the device charges over standard USB (mini USB) I thought it was going to work with any off the shelf USB wall plugs. But I’ve tried with: Apple […]

Back-Up PS3 Saves?

Is there a way to back-up your saved games on the PS3 in case they are overwritten?

PlayStation 3 wireless controllers won't connect to the system, screen won't even turn on

I got a new game for the PS3 recently and was hoping to try it out yesterday, but to my surprise, when I turned on my PS3, two things happened: The controllers wouldn’t connect at all. The screen started up, but never went to the menu. I pressed the PS button on both of my […]

PS3 clipping image with HDMI at 1080p

I have a PS3 connected to an HDTV Monitor using an HDMI cable configured for 1080p resolution. My problem is that the image is being clipped on the edges. So certain things, like the box in which the times appears in the OS or the address bar when browsing the internet appear clipped on the […]

Can I install PS3 games on an external hard drive?

I have a PS3 Super Slim with 12 GB of flash. I need to expand its storage to install games. On the net, I found contrasting opinions: I know I need a disk formatted in FAT32, but I don’t understand if I can install games on it or if I can only store saves and […]

PSN sharing games

I buy & download a game from PSN on my user account on PS3 #1. Then I switch to PS3 #2 and login with the same PSN account. Can I download the same game without paying twice?

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