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02 Jan 2012
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How do you deactivate a ps3 system after you don't have it anymore?

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My PS3's was stolen and both was activate. Now I've replaced them it's telling me i need to deactivate the other 2 first.

 

I live in sunny South Africa. 

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I have just used this service since I have 2 PS3s, 2 PSPs and have had a total of 7 PS3s since its launch.

 

It is NOT possible to individually deactivate PS3s for GAME content. However, you CAN deactivate ALL of them with once simple click. The warning states that this can only be done once per 6 month period.

 

I had 5 activations live, and only 2 in use on the network..... the missing 3 were clearly from dead PS3s that Sony never deactivated although I had requested it, during the 1:1 swap process.

 

Happy days, I now have the ability to use my spare activations should one of my current PS3s explode.

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https://account.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/login.action

 

After you sign in you need to click;

 

''Account'' > ''Media and Devices'' > ''Game'' then deactive all the consolse you see. You should now be able to activate the one you wish to use from the console itself ;)

 

 

 

Topic on the subject here if you get stuck.

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General-Discussion/How-to-deactivate-PS3-and-PS...

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there's a problem with that.

 

this is the message i'm getting from the site. "The family of Sony Entertainment Network services is not available in your country/region."

 

so what now???

 

 

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I have just used this service since I have 2 PS3s, 2 PSPs and have had a total of 7 PS3s since its launch.

 

It is NOT possible to individually deactivate PS3s for GAME content. However, you CAN deactivate ALL of them with once simple click. The warning states that this can only be done once per 6 month period.

 

I had 5 activations live, and only 2 in use on the network..... the missing 3 were clearly from dead PS3s that Sony never deactivated although I had requested it, during the 1:1 swap process.

 

Happy days, I now have the ability to use my spare activations should one of my current PS3s explode.

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I understand the service is great but it seems it's not available in South Africa till further notice.(I can't login)

and the importer can't help me aswell.

 

I've E-Mailed the Guys in Sony EU for help I was just hoping there's another way to solve this problem.

 

Thanks

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hey man

I have tried to deactivate the other 4 systems but it keeps telling me that this process can only be done through the PS3 system.

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n how do u do that?.
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Just wanting a bit of clarification from anyone that can help. I'm currently at the maximum number of activations (I've had a fair few ps3's over the years) but my account is still active on my latest ps3 and I want to keep it that way. I would like to be able to sign in on a friend's console so that I can continue with my multiplayer progress on various games when I visit him. I don't have access to any of the old consoles so will obviously need to use the "deactivate all" function.

 

My real question is this: will using the deactivate all function block me from using my own current ps3 or can I simply just sign in again and pick up where I left off?

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You can use the Sony website to deactivate all the consoles.

You will then need to REACTIVATE your console.

You will then not be able to use the online system for six months.
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So what you're saying is that if I want to free up more activations but keep my current console, I have to take a 6 month break from playing online on that current console?

 

Or by "the online system" do you mean that I won't be able to use the "deactivate all" function for 6 months?

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You won't be able to use the deactivate all function for six months.
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Ok thanks. So to reactivate my current console do I just sign in or do I have to do something on PC? Thanks for all your help by the way!

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Just sign back into your console and reactivate it from there.
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Thanks very much!
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Ok thanks this whill help alot when I sell my ps3.

explode.I dont know when that whill happen anyway thx

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What do you have to click on?

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how to deactivate a playstation 4

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See my post at the top of the page if you haven't got access to the PS4 

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thank you so much ... I have had to use another account to by all my psn games another account for years ....

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thx i had 5 ps3 activated and had none of them any more now i can buy stuff again

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how do i get rid of my activated ps3

 

 

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