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04 Mar 2010
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80029780 error cannot activate my ps3

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I called Sony and they said they cannot do anything to activate my console! Im not happy at all, my account is useless now.

I have spent loads of money buying games and content on psn, I know I have activated the limit of 5 consoles but for him to say I was game sharing is a joke.

There must be something I can do to activate my console, I re-bought my ps3 off the person i sold it too but my account wasn't on the console.

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Guys! in two days mine and your problems will be solved (at last)

 

"PlayStation Network users are able to change the activation setting through each device, and Sony Computer Entertainment plans to provide a new PlayStation Network account management website where users will be able to deactivate particular devices attached to their PlayStation Network account via their PC"

 

So there you go ;D

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So just briefly outline how you have activated 5 consoles with your account?
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I have since the release bought and sold ps3's due to money problems or trading for an xbox 360.

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So am i screwed then with my account?

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it would appear so :(

Lesson for the future - when selling a PS3, deactivate your account on it first :(
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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

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

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i've just bought marvel vs capcom 2 to see if it would let me activate my console but it hasn't im getting annoyed now.

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are you trying to activate the console, or add your PSN ID to it?
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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

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

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hi, im trying to activate the console to re-download my previous and future content.

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Going by what you have said ("but for him to say I was game sharing is a joke.") it looks like Sony have blocked it because they believe you were game sharing.

 

If this is not the case the only thing I can suggest is that you keep pestering Sony Customer Services to try and convince them that you are genuine. Explain the situation calmly and rationally (when I spent my time in CS one thing I found almost guaranteed NOT to get you listened to is to rant) and ask if they can do something.

 

If the person you speak to cannot help ask to speak to a supervisor. If you get no joy from those keep trying. Make a nuisance of yourself (a polite one of course). This can quite often work, CS departments get fed up and do what you want to get rid of you.

 

Unfortunately if anything is to be done it will be at the discretion of the Sony CS team or, more correctly, the discretion of one person in the CS team. Just hope you get to speak to somebody who is having a good day or who got l@id last night! ;)

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Thanks for your help, i called them and they said there is difinitly nothing they can do:( i've spent at least £80 pound on psn, what a waste.

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I'm still slightly confused, sorry :(

Either you are unable to activate your ACCOUNT on this PS3, because Sony believe you have activated it on 5 previous consoles - in which case only they can help.

Or the actual PS3 ITSELF has been blocked (from PSN) - possibly due to it having previously being identified as doing something rather dodgy. But again, I guess only Sony could reverse that.

I'm not quite clear on which is the case, but both have the same solution (or lack of solution if Sony are refusing to do anything).
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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

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

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how come i let some body down load something off me and it took away my Call Of duty black ops map packs?

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RoBdaRoASTA wrote:

how come i let some body down load something off me and it took away my Call Of duty black ops map packs?


 

Your statement says it all. If you buy the licence to use some software then let someone else use that software, you have caused the company that sells the software to loose out on a sale. You are stealing. Copyright of digital property can be difficult for some people to understand because we are used to dealing with ownership of physical objects. When you buy any software (applications, programes, media etc. ) you are buying a licence to use the software. At some point in the sale you will be directed to the terms and conditions. (the part most people don't read). The terms and conditions will explain what you can and can't do with the software. In most cases the software is always owned by the company (even if it's on a disk) you are just purchasing the right to use it for yourself. Any kind of purchase is a form of contract. My personal belief is that if you are not old enough understand, and be prosecuted for breaking these contracts you should not be able to make purchases.
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why the hell are u able to do it then. if its such a dam problem then why let us do it. retarded. i never did it till my buddy said i could. like they arent makn enough. greedy.
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change your sign in id and password

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change your sign in id (e-mail address and password it will help you guaranteed :D
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 so THANKFUL.!!!!!!! YOU HELPIN QUICKKK!!!!!!!!!!!! STHATS WORKED FOR ME AND ANYTHING DAYS WHATEVER AVABILEES! AND WORKED FOR CHANGED EMAIL AND PASSWORDS TEST.

 

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ZabloGexn is My turth of Game in PlayStation Network. so Beauituf i ever player a often. i love it.

thanks a sony.

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 THIS ERROR IS REALLY ANNOING ME PLEASE SOMEONE FIX IT BEFORE I SUE U:Mad:

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...I take it you got banned as well? :Lol:

Sorry mate, you should have deactivated your content every time you flogged the machine.

That's what I have done in the past. If you don't it either comes back to haunt you like this, or you are defo gamesharing.

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nope never gameshared, i refuse to let my account go.

and no i have never been banned.

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Going to need to phone sony make to fix it

And nice for a reset
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