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12 Apr 2010
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How can I recover my PSN ID from a PS3 I no longer own

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Hi all,

 

I'm wondering if there is any way I can recover my old PSN ID (the one I'm logged into now :smileyfrustrated: ) I had a PS3 about a year ago but sold it, now I have bought another and am having much trouble trying to get this account back.

 

I never gave my PSN email/password to the person I sold the PS3 to so I don't see how he could still use it or why he would even want to. The problem is whenever I try to log into PSN on my current PS3, using my old accounts email and password I get an error message stating something along the lines of "Cannot log into someone else's PSN account (email address)", but this IS my account with my personal information, my email address and my password.

 

I am 100% sure I'm using the correct email and password, and have even changed the password to make sure. Besides I'm logged into this forum so the details must be correct.

 

I would be very grateful if someone could provide a little assistance on this. Thanks in advance for any suggestions/responses.

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Re: How can I recover my PSN ID from a PS3 I no longer own

Phone sony support.

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Re: How can I recover my PSN ID from a PS3 I no longer own

Looks to me like you sold it without deleting all your details on it.


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Re: How can I recover my PSN ID from a PS3 I no longer own

Create a new user on your PS3, then try to log in.
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Re: How can I recover my PSN ID from a PS3 I no longer own

you ll need to cotact sony and ask if they de activate your account on the old ps3
and once they do that then you can re activate it to your new ps3

if you replace your ps3 at any time it is a good thing to deactivate the account as if you dont an you have more than 3 ps3 s then any kind of dlc s you have bought will be invalid

so bottom line is you need to contact sony
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Re: How can I recover my PSN ID from a PS3 I no longer own

 


BigBoss-X wrote:

Hi all,

 

I'm wondering if there is any way I can recover my old PSN ID (the one I'm logged into now :smileyfrustrated: ) I had a PS3 about a year ago but sold it, now I have bought another and am having much trouble trying to get this account back.

 

I never gave my PSN email/password to the person I sold the PS3 to so I don't see how he could still use it or why he would even want to. The problem is whenever I try to log into PSN on my current PS3, using my old accounts email and password I get an error message stating something along the lines of "Cannot log into someone else's PSN account (email address)", but this IS my account with my personal information, my email address and my password.

 

I am 100% sure I'm using the correct email and password, and have even changed the password to make sure. Besides I'm logged into this forum so the details must be correct.

 

I would be very grateful if someone could provide a little assistance on this. Thanks in advance for any suggestions/responses.


 

 

this is from memory, so might be a little bit off, but are you trying to use the 'create new account' option, or the 'retrieve account' one?

 

It isn't blindingly obvious, and choosing the wrong one can lead to this sort of issue (I think)

 

sorry that's all a bit ambiguous - don't have access to PSN at the moment to double check.

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Wrathchild68 wrote:

Looks to me like you sold it without deleting all your details on it.


this^^ before you sell your ps3 ALWAYS format the console first to erase your personal details from the ps3.
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Make a new account on the ps3 then go to were you usually sign in to the playstation network and it will say create a new account. press x then it will give the choice to use an existing account!! :smileyhappy:

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well, heres a trick that my friends would use for the same problem, just create a new user and instead creating a new account just put "use an existing user" and your problem should be solved. hope this helped you

 

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Re: How can I recover my PSN ID from a PS3 I no longer own

You're two years too late. Seriously, check the last post date before posting next time. Necro-posting is frowned upon.



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