on 02-04-2010 11:30 AM
Got my new PS3 slim yesterday (fat PS3 blu-ray dead).
Attempted the transfer using the instructions stated here:
And am getting the error:
"no ethernet cable plugged in or the recieving ps3(the new slim one) is turned off"
Did the following:
1) No problems with the cable (connected it directly to the router and internet works).
2) Deactivated both internet and media connection (wireless off) on both PS3s
3) Ensure the new PS3 slim PSN account both video & games are ACTIVATED and obviously the old PS3 account deactivated.
I've also ensure that the PS3s were restarted when the cable was connected.
But to NO avail!! am still getting this annoying error message above. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
on 02-04-2010 11:36 AM
on 03-04-2010 03:04 AM
The Sony instructions in the manual and on-line neglect to tell you to disable your internet connection. Having wireless interent enabled seems to override the ethernet connection. Have each PS3 internect connection disabled and it should work.
on 03-04-2010 12:50 PM
on 03-04-2010 12:52 PM
Its nothing to do with the wireless, I had the same issue.
You need to buy an Ethernet cross over cable, a std one doesn't work
And dont worry if it seems to freeze for ages. Good luck
on 03-04-2010 01:08 PM
Interesting read... but apparently others mentioned cross-cable should not be used...
Furthermore the ports on both fat & slim PS3s are giga ethernet? I assume no need for cross cable?
But I'll give it a try.. will head back to Currys and see if I can exchange the cable for a cross cable version...
Alternatively, is there another way to transfer the game saves over? I heard copy protected games might not be possible, e.g. Dragon Age, etc.
03-04-2010 01:47 PM - edited 03-04-2010 01:49 PM
A Crossover cable is just a different type of cable that allows 2 devices to be networked together. I got one for £10 in Staples yesterday. The speed of the network cards will not make any difference. Good luck.
Unprotected game saves can be copied on to a memory stick manually and copied over.
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