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I recently starded to get this message.
It was working perfect, then suddenly it started to blink this message constantly: "an ethernet cable is not connected".
I tried switching off my PS3, trying another cable, resetting my router.. and none of this worked.
Please note that every device in my house works fine, so it has nothing to do with my router,
I have a 250GB Slim.
If you search over the web, other people are having the same problem.
Does anyone have a solution please?
have you tried unplugging the cable from both the PS3 and the router and blowing any dust out, also blow any dust off the cable connectors too before plugging them back in
I tried another cable and it didn't work. I also used another port in the router (that was working perfectly with another device).
There was no dust in the PS3 connectors. The cable is always pulgged in anyway.
Thanks for your reply.
I've done that, and there are wireless networks showing up.
I can connect to my router via wireless, but I find it better, and more quality to connect through a wired connection. Due to my slow connection, I have a lag-less online experience with EVERY game I played until now while connecting via a wired connection, but when I connect via a wireless connection, I experience some lag.
Thats why I want to connect to my router via a wired connection.
So just to be sure.
I'll run my system of safe mood, then choose option 3 (3. Restore File System), then after if finishes, I'll try to setup a wired connection and do a connection test.
If that didn't work, I'll run my system on safe mode again, and choose option 4 (4. Rebuild Database).
If that didn't work, I'l get back to you again :P
Is there anything wrong with what I'm about to do?
Also, will my PSN games, games patches/updated and other gaming stuff get deleted?
with option 4 yes but if you purchased them through the playstation store you can download the games via transaction management.
The Game updates will automatically update when you put the relative game disc in.
Demo's are the same as games, download through transaction management.
im having the same problem i tried everything and nothing worked i even bought a brand new ps3 thinking my old one didnt work but it still has the same problem.
It may be a simple one but try cycling (turning off and on) the power on the router. Make sure the power is off for around 30 seconds. It doesnt always work but its worth a try.
The router can build up all sorts of mixed up information, by resetting, all these get cleaned out and you can end up with a faster more reliable system.
A lot of people are having these problems. I have regular intermittent "an ethernet cable is not connected" pop-ups when every other device in my apartment (wired/wireless) works fine. No hardware has been changed, the PS3 will connect wirelessly, and in fact netflix streaming isn't interrupted by the errors. PSN/gaming sessions ARE interrupted, which leads me to believe this is not a hardware or corruption issue, but a bug somewhere in the software.
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