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Hi I keep getting error code 80029780 (game activation) this is all due to my brother deactivating it for a laugh how do I fix it?

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TomRules1234 wrote:

i have the same problem people, but @TTDegs what do you mean by 5 ps3 allready activated with this account. does this mean my freinds have a shortcut to get onto my account or something elce?

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i had this come up wile i was playing mw2. i wasnt playing on the maps so i went and started a private match. the maps allthough i payed 20 F*****G quid for it wont work. i planed to download it again and the error code came up. (80029780) thanks if you do manage to fix the problem

 


 

 

PSN only allows 5 PS3's to be activated on one account at a time. Allegedly this is to put off the game sharers.

 

Looking at some other forums it seems that another reason is activating then deactivating the user ID 15 times in one week. Once this limit is reached you need to wait a week, the count is reset and you should be able to get everything to work again.

 

Basically the error code seems to be activation based, but there could be several reasons within that heading. I would give customer services a ring 0844 7360595

 

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It works on my other accounts but this one

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It would seem be mainly be a case of 2 things, from what I can tell.

either you have 5 PS3s already activated with your account, or
PSN doesn't 'like' deactivating and reactivating the account very soon afterwards (possibly whilst the 'deactivate' is still working it's way through the system?)

Most people seem to have 'resolved' the second option by simply waiting - typically a few days unfortunately.

I'm assuming you get the error when trying to activate the system through the account management option?
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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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yep that about right its the same for the video activation aswell

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i have the same problem people, but @TTDegs what do you mean by 5 ps3 allready activated with this account. does this mean my freinds have a shortcut to get onto my account or something elce?

 

i had this come up wile i was playing mw2. i wasnt playing on the maps so i went and started a private match. the maps allthough i payed 20 F*****G quid for it wont work. i planed to download it again and the error code came up. (80029780) thanks if you do manage to fix the problem

 

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TomRules1234 wrote:

i have the same problem people, but @TTDegs what do you mean by 5 ps3 allready activated with this account. does this mean my freinds have a shortcut to get onto my account or something elce?

 count at any one

i had this come up wile i was playing mw2. i wasnt playing on the maps so i went and started a private match. the maps allthough i payed 20 F*****G quid for it wont work. i planed to download it again and the error code came up. (80029780) thanks if you do manage to fix the problem

 


 

 

PSN only allows 5 PS3's to be activated on one account at a time. Allegedly this is to put off the game sharers.

 

Looking at some other forums it seems that another reason is activating then deactivating the user ID 15 times in one week. Once this limit is reached you need to wait a week, the count is reset and you should be able to get everything to work again.

 

Basically the error code seems to be activation based, but there could be several reasons within that heading. I would give customer services a ring 0844 7360595

 

Good luck

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hey, i amit i did gameshare and gave my friend the mw2 map packs but what do i do to get back? do i just delete him? block him? or does he have to delete the data? im lost here people please help.

 

and il try to ring the customer services later on today. see if i get a responce

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Price: The healthy human mind doesn't wake up in the morning thinking this is it's last day on Earth. But I think that's a luxury, not a curse. To know you're close to the end is a kind of freedom. Good time to take... inventory. Outgunned. Outnumbered. Out of our minds on a suicide mission, but the sands and rocks here stained with thousands of years of warfare... they will remember us for this. Because out of all our vast array of nightmares, this is the one we choose for ourselves. We go forward like a breath exhaled from the Earth. With vigor in our hearts and one goal in sight: We will kill him.
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TomRules1234 wrote:

hey, i amit i did gameshare and gave my friend the mw2 map packs but what do i do to get back? do i just delete him? block him? or does he have to delete the data? im lost here people please help.

 

and il try to ring the customer services later on today. see if i get a responce


 

You may have a problem there. All you can do is ask them nicely to reactivate your stuff. Unfortunately if they KNOW you have gameshared (they see your ID installing software on more than five PS3's) they are unlikely to help I suspect.

 

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i could make a lie saying my ps3's always break down, so i buy another until this came up.. i might pull it off in the end.

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The simplest way would be to ask (tell) your friends to deactivate your account on their PS3s - Sony are unlikely to help you with that though.

Plus (potentially) as you have now posted on here - the official Sony PS3 forums - admitting that you have game shared...
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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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true. i amit i did gameshare with my friend. il try to deactivate my account on his ps3. but the problem is hes allways offline these days, :/

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thanks people i managed to get my account back to normal.. thanks all for helping.

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did you deactivate your account by going to the account management?

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one of my friends asked me to gameshare so he can get the mw2 maps, i agreed to it unaware that there was a limit. until he came of mine with the maps i went on mw2, didnt notice it at first but a day or 2 later i noticed im not playing on the maps, so i went in private match and discoverd it didnt work, i imidiantly tried to contact him at school (yeah im 15) and on the psn, he wouldnt give up the maps so i left it, i sent to another of my m8's that i prevously gameshared with seeing if he would, as we are best mates he agreed.

 

job done basically, and yeah i did,

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7 days and they did it for me they said just 1 time
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This is happening to me, I was away for a week so my brother could go on my PS3 for a whole week, and I asked him to down load the Map PAcks for Black Ops for me. I get back I go on and I see they are not on, so I got to activet it and it not work, so I ask him "Have you game shared people?" and he said "yes" so I asked him  "How many times?" He replyed "Five"... and they are people I don't know on my PSN and people who are not my brother real life friends... help?

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They still will not do it unless you have exchanged your ps3s with sony before as i rang uptoday and they are resetting 3 of the 5 that i have had which broke
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im getting the same problem... and im pretty sure its because ive been file sharing with my friends....never again... when i got on my own ps3 and went to my downloads and couldnt download that ***** i was sooo *****ing pisssed off...from here on out any of my friends who want something from me can go take their lazy asses to the ps store and buy it themselves (:

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i cant do my cod maps and i brought them and this came up
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I keep getting this same error when trying to DL the DA2 SE content neone can help out tell me why i cant dl them :(

 

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Jagerkin wrote:

I keep getting this same error when trying to DL the DA2 SE content neone can help out tell me why i cant dl them :(

 


 

Hi Jagerkin,

 

This error code will relate to the amount of activations on the console, do you know how many console your account is currently activated on. Also it's worth noting not to deactivate and reactivate a console to often in a short period, as this error code (80029780) may appear.

 

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