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28 Sep 2011
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is there any way to download games while the ps3 is off? i was downloading a demo turned off the console and it hadn't changed in %

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Think about it logically, how are you going to be able to download something when the console is OFFLINE?

 

What the PS3 can do is download a game, demo or suchlike and then shut itself down when the download is complete.

 

Start a download or list of several downloads then scroll to the left of the XMB to where the profile log ins are, move up to the shut down option and click 'X' and you'll see a little tick box which is for the console to shut down and install all downloads after the download is completed

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smithmr05 wrote:

is there any way to download games while the ps3 is off? i was downloading a demo turned off the console and it hadn't changed in %



 

I don't  mean to be rude  - But are you Stupid ? .

 

It clearly tells you NOT to switch off while downloading   or updating   .

 

&  You're the same guy  asking why your  PS3 is making strange loud noises  while playing & loading Discs.  (can't imagine what may be causing that :xRolleyes:)

 

I'd  guess you're doing  your  HDD a world of good  in so many ways.

 

TRY throwing  water in the  Disc Slot , see if that helps.:Stupid:

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Awesome thread...

I'm just devising a way to use my microwave oven in the middle of field.
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I can help with that frodouk, either a very very long extension cable or possibly a portable generator.... :D
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No, I should have explained myself better.. I want to microwave stuff with it turned off.
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micksith wrote:

smithmr05 wrote:

is there any way to download games while the ps3 is off? i was downloading a demo turned off the console and it hadn't changed in %



 

I don't  mean to be rude  - But are you Stupid ? .

 

It clearly tells you NOT to switch off while downloading   or updating   .

 


In all fairness, he may well of asked a stupid question but there is no problem switching off the system during downloads, it does no harm at all and nowhere does it say not to switch off during downloading.

Once you turn it back on the download just picks up  from where it left.

Installing is a different matter.

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Seems like he doesn't know anything abt electronics??
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It was a silly question but doesn't need ten posts taking the mick! 

 

 

OP, Just no. The only option you have is to go to 'Turn off system' and it will say, do you want to download items 1st and then switch off. At which point, press Yes, leave it downloading. Turn you TV off. Leave the PS3 on. Then when all downloads complete the PS3 will turn itself off.

 

Alternatively I believe PS Plus has an auto download option to do downloads at a certain hour. Not sure if that it just updates or demos as well.

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im not saying my console is making weird noises...   also i mean is there a way to get the ps3 to do what the xbox does where you turn it off and its on standby or whatever downloading something then when the download finishes the console turns off?

 

and i dont see a tick box to turn the console off after downloads.

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smithmr05 wrote:

im not saying my console is making weird noises...   also i mean is there a way to get the ps3 to do what the xbox does where you turn it off and its on standby or whatever downloading something then when the download finishes the console turns off?

 

and i dont see a tick box to turn the console off after downloads.


 

 

If you did what I said the option is definitely there

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smithmr05 wrote:

im not saying my console is making weird noises...   also i mean is there a way to get the ps3 to do what the xbox does where you turn it off and its on standby or whatever downloading something then when the download finishes the console turns off?

 

and i dont see a tick box to turn the console off after downloads.


 

 

Definitely, if you're currently downloading something and go to turn the PS3 off (by this I mean you scroll to the very left XMB item and then scroll to the top option - you should never just press the button on the front) you will see an option to put a tick in a box where it tells the PS3 to switch off after the download has finished.

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Switching off the console during downloads and the installing process may corrupt the game data being saved on the hard drive, so, it is advised to wait before downloads and installs are completed, before shutting off the console. There is an option to turn off, after the download is complete; Just tick the box when commencing download. 

 

 

  • [Gamers should be advised that the PS3 does not operate like an Xbox 360 or a Nintendo Wii and shouldn't be deemed as another Xbox or Wii console. Please check PS3 manual on how to operate your PS3. DO NOT refer to an Xbox or Wii manual when troubleshooting your PS3 console.]

Top tip: place the PS3 console in a well lit room; so you don't trip over it on purpose. Applies to all black PS3's

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It's not impossible at all, the XBOX360 does it,  fyi

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Why did you bump this thread?

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Kurt_T_17 wrote:

It was a silly question but doesn't need ten posts taking the mick! 

 



 

 

I think you need to count again as I certainly didn't see 10 posts taking the mick

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FooFan73 wrote:

Kurt_T_17 wrote:

It was a silly question but doesn't need ten posts taking the mick! 

 



 

 

I think you need to count again as I certainly didn't see 10 posts taking the mick


 

 

Really?

You're such an ass hat.

Lighten up will you.

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Kurt_T_17 wrote:

It was a silly question but doesn't need ten posts taking the mick!

 

Yes it does, this person is clearly an idiot and therefore requires the appropriate level of mockery. :Stupid:

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Yes you can download while the ps3 is off, use PS3 download manager to pass the download to your computer, when your computer finishes the download you can switch the ps3 back on to install.
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