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Activating / Deactivating your PS3 system
7:26 am

hi im not a high tech person. high tech mumbo jumbo means nothing to me. i need simple answers to simple questions. not robotic jiberish. my ps3 says i have 5 working ps3's. ha ha i wish. ps3's are week made. not that i don't like playing them. but if a ps3's can't even turn on how can you de-activate it? don't say get on a pc. im not talking about pc's and i can't get on a xmb if i don't even know what xmb is. the point is i want to do something on my ps3 here in front of me and it says i can't because 5 other ps3's are activated with my account wich doesn't make since. you shut off a mechanical thing how ever you shut it off its not active. a hammer like fist to the brain tends to do just that de-activate the machine. non the less im in a spot i don't understand and instead of de-activating this system i'd like to know how to fix this 5 ps3's active problem. explain in plain english please

11:34 am

There is a way of deactivating your system without having the PS3 system with you.

First, go to
-sign in using your psn account
-once you're signed in click on the "account" tab
-Click on media devices
From there you can deactivate all of your systems!

downside that you have to deactivate them all and you can only do it every 6 months!

Hope this helps!!

4:16 pm

If you sign onto the acct name that you downloaded the stuff from, you can use your ps3 email & password for that acct and get on and sign in using the same name from your ps3 download. You go to your acct, then go to media/devices, then choose to deactivate all. You then have to re upload the addons to the ps3 you want to use. I just did it myself, and now the addon is taking forever and a day to upload so I figured I'd advise you all here. YOUR WELCOME!!!!

10:10 am
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hm, i may need to do this someday soon as a few ps3's are outside of my control, i'm just curious how the purchases prior to last year will work, with the now 2 active systems being the norm, where as before it was 5.

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