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Safety and Support

Before using this product, carefully read the product documentation and retain it for future reference.


WARNING A molded plug complying with BS1363 is fitted to this equipment for your safety and
convenience. Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a 3AMP fuse
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362, (i.e., marked with or must be used .If
servicing to qualified personnel only. the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach
the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover.
Caution If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., 2-6-21
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku Tokyo, 107-0062 Japan. The Authorised
radiation exposure. Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH,
The use of optical instruments with this product will increase Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
Distributed in Europe by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd, 10 Great
eye hazard. Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7LP.


This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product under

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits set out in the
R&TTE Directive using a connection cable shorter than 3 metres. Do not use cables
longer than 3 metres.


The information collected screen or while playing video games. a proprietary authentication system. Seizures induced by light stimulation (Photosensitive About DNAS Epilepsy) Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. consult your doctor prior to System). feet. or game management and other purposes. WARNING 3 . – Areas near fire alarms. • If you use a pacemaker or other medical device. to help protect copyright and security playing. The unauthorised transfer. System software nausea. Radio waves Radio waves may affect electronic equipment or medical devices (for for immediately. hands. uses DNAS (Dynamic Network Authentication If you have an epileptic condition or have had seizures. migraine. blackout. whilst playing if you have a headache. exposed to flashing or flickering lights or other light stimulation on a television system. altered vision. automatic doors and other types of automated equipment. ears. discontinue use Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. export. If you experience any of the above symptoms does not identify the user personally. discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor. import or transmission of programs and devices circumventing its authentication scheme may be prohibited by law. account blocking. copy protection. similar symptoms to motion sickness. exhibition. arms. loss of awareness or disorientation when a user's hardware and software for If the condition persists. while playing. DNAS may retrieve information about muscle twitching. which may cause malfunctions and possible injuries. fatigue. further details. pacemakers).scei. Some individuals may experience eye soreness. Refer to http://www. • Do not use the wireless networking feature in the following locations: – Areas where wireless network use is prohibited. dizziness. or if you feel a discomfort or The System Software included within this product is subject to a limited licence from pain in any body part such as eyes. such as in hospitals. rules. Abide by medical institution regulations when using the system on their premises. Stop playing immediately when you experience the following symptoms In addition to the above symptoms. seek medical attention. consult your physician or the manufacturer of your medical device before using the wireless networking feature (Bluetooth and wireless LAN). convulsion. in connecting the PS3™ system to a network.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Quick Reference x Troubleshooting This document contains information on setting up the PS3™ system. . 2 The PS3™ system documentation includes the following: About the PS3™ system documentation . . . Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 use and basic hardware operations. . 17 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . depending on the system software version in use. . . . . . . . . 17 Information about system functionality published in this document may vary from the information for your PS3™ system. . 16 Wireless Controller battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x Before use troubleshooting. . . . . . . 14 Caution on disposal of the PS3™ system . . . . . . . . specifications and other x Additional information This online document is accessed through the Internet and contains detailed information related to use of the PS3™ system software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 User's Guide (http://manuals. . . . . . . . . . . . .playstation. . . . . . . Table of contents About the PS3™ system documentation WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removing / replacing the hard disk . . . . . preparing for Before requesting service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GUARANTEE . . . . . . . . . 4 Safety and Support (this document) This document contains safety information related to the use of the PS3™ system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Table of contents . . . . . . . . . . .

discontinue use of the • When connecting the system to a plasma or projection* TV. and do not stack the system with other Use and handling devices. To help ensure accident-free operation. out of the responsible Internet usage. Precautions • Do not allow liquid. The found within every PlayStation®. follow these Before use • Do not expose the system or accessories to high temperatures. Also. consult a doctor. produces • Be careful when carrying the system. may drop causing potential damage or injury. • Do not set the system other than in the vertical or horizontal position. Safety • Do not expose the system or accessories to dust. • Do not place the system and connected accessories on the floor or in a place where • Avoid prolonged use of the PS3™ system and Wireless Controller. cause low-temperature burns. including cable ties and fasteners. tilted or • Regularly inspect the AC power cord for damage and for dust build-up around the subject to vibration. small particles or other foreign objects to get into the system or accessories. • Do not connect cables other than a USB cable while the AC power cord is plugged into the electrical outlet. as this may leave a faint – Dizziness. • If you experience any of the following health problems. If you do not have a good grip the system unusual sounds or smells or becomes too hot to touch. if used improperly. Dust build-up or This product has been designed with the highest concern for safety. software manual. • Contact the appropriate PlayStation® customer service helpline which can be • Do not move or change the position of the system with a disc inserted. extended period of time while in use. other cables immediately if the device functions in an abnormal manner. ears. smoke or steam. precautions and instructions. – Discomfort or pain in a part of the body. • Stop using the system immediately if you begin to feel tired or if you experience • Do not allow bodily contact with the system or air from the system vents for an discomfort or pain in your hands or arms while operating the Wireless Controller. has the potential for causing fire. • Do not place the system or accessories on surfaces that are unstable. such as eyes. PlayStation®2. fatigue or symptoms similar to motion sickness image permanently on the screen. do not • Stop use. shock or personal injury. • Observe all warnings. Also. • Use in a well-lit area and keep a safe distance from the TV screen. If symptoms persist. unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet and disconnect any change the position while the system is turned on. consult a doctor. reach of small children. nausea. image on the TV screen for an extended period of time. • Do not touch the connectors of the system or accessories. • Do not touch the system or connected cables or accessories during an electrical Before use storm. they may cause someone to trip or stumble. • Do not use the system or accessories near water. However. Precautions 5 . • Do not stand on or put objects on the system. hands or arms * Except LCD screen types • Parents are encouraged to monitor children in online activities to ensure safe and • Keep the system and accessories. power plug or electrical outlet. high humidity or guidelines: direct sunlight. Extended contact under these conditions may If the condition persists. • Do not turn off the system while data is being saved on or loaded from the hard disk. and PLAYSTATION®3 vibration may result in scratching of the disc or the system. electrical the system to malfunction. do not place the system in an area subject to excessive dust or cigarette smoke. do not leave a still system immediately. any cigarette smoke residue on the internal components (such as the lens) may cause electrical device.

No authorisation for the analysis or modification of the system or • Do not cover with cloth. • Do not allow dust to build up on the vents. refer to the information the cord. move around. accessories. documentation. provided in your service contract or contact your Internet service provider. stop use immediately and contact the appropriate PlayStation® customer service Network helpline which can be found within every PlayStation®. Vents Do not block any vents. and causing damage or injury. • A broadband Internet connection is required to connect to a network. • Do not touch the plug of the AC power cord with wet hands. to heat. Do not use a cord for a standard residential telephone line expansion receptacles and the point where the cord exits from the system. Never pull by the cord and do not pull out at an angle. or cable can cause more electrical current than necessary to flow through the LAN • Do not place the AC power cord near heating equipment and do not expose the cord connector. When disconnecting. • Do not use a power cord other than the supplied AC power cord. the AC power cord to a voltage transformer for overseas travel or an inverter for use in an automobile may cause heat to build up in the system and may cause burns or a malfunction. follow the guidelines below: Never disassemble or modify the system or accessories • Place the system at least 10 cm away from a wall surface. PlayStation®2. which may lead to heat build-up. regularly inspect the AC power cord. To maintain good ventilation. Unauthorised modification of the system or accessories will void your warranty. • Take care when using the Wireless Controller's motion sensor function. Do not modify • User is responsible for Internet service fees. or when you do not intend to use the system for an extended period of time. • Do not allow dust or foreign matter to build up around the AC IN connector. 1000BASE-T networks. the electrical outlet 6 Precautions . cannot hit a person or any object. Using the wrong type of cord • Do not place heavy items on the cord. there is AC power cord use a risk of exposure to laser radiation as well as to electrical shock. is provided. and PLAYSTATION®3 software manual. If damaged. and do not pull the cable out of the PS3™ • Do not connect the AC power cord to a voltage transformer or inverter. Use the PS3™ system and accessories according to the instructions in the product • Do not place in a narrow or cramped space. check that there is no dust or foreign matter in or on the power plug or connecting end of the cord. 100BASE-TX or • Protect the AC power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs. • Unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet before cleaning or moving the – Firmly grip the Wireless Controller to prevent it from slipping out of your grasp system. – Before using the motion sensor function. make sure you have enough space to wipe off with a dry cloth before connecting. Additionally. Connecting system whilst playing. Before connecting or plugging in the AC power cord. fire or malfunction. grasp the power cord by the plug and pull straight out of the – When using the Wireless Controller with a USB cable. ensure that the cable electrical outlet. There are no user serviceable components inside the PS3™ system (the supplied hard disk may be removed but not disassembled or modified). For details. or cables of types other than those mentioned here. • Do not place on a carpet or rug with long fibres. • Use only an Ethernet cable compatible with 10BASE-T. If the plug or connector becomes dirty. or the analysis and use of its circuit configurations. • To help ensure safe operation. or the AC IN connector on the system rear.

system correctly. interference from other devices may reduce the connection speed. • Do not use solvents or other chemicals. Should this occur. contact the software or data. refer to the online user's guide. the You should where possible make periodic back-ups of data stored on the hard system may not operate properly. disconnect cases. Do not wipe with a chemically-treated Wireless networking feature cleaning cloth. It is recommended that you create a spare backup for important data in advance by copying or moving the data to a USB mass storage device. Note that SCEE will not be liable for any loss or corruption of appropriate PlayStation® customer service helpline which can be found within every data. in some cases vacuum cleaner. This product has been designed to Vents When dust accumulates in the system vents. Remove the dirt Before use through a public wireless LAN or hotspot service. Select "Backup Utility" under "System Settings" and follow the on-screen instructions to perform this operation.4 GHz range of radio waves used by the wireless networking feature of this product is a range shared by various devices. PlayStation®2. • Wipe with a soft. with a dry cloth. If the system still does not operate properly. • The 2. • Do not apply insecticides or other volatile substances. • Do not place any rubber or vinyl materials on the product exterior for an extended period of time. access points that are not intended for public use may be displayed. or one that is available used when dirty. dry cloth. Controller) Follow the instructions below to help prevent the product exterior from deteriorating or becoming discoloured. the flow of electrical current may be obstructed. • When using the PS3™ system's scan function to select a wireless LAN access Connectors point. In this case. shorten the signal range or cause the connection to be terminated unexpectedly. before cleaning the system or connected accessories. Precautions 7 . If for any reason unplug the system. Moisture condensation Backing up data If the system or disc is brought directly from a cold location to a warm one. you may not be able to use the backup utility feature to back up or restore the the AC power cord from the electrical outlet. PlayStation®. files or software. Only Do not use when the connectors of the system or the AC power cord are not clean. In some For safety reasons. remove the dust with a low-powered minimise the effect of other devices using the same range. remove the disc and turn off and disk drive as a precaution against possible loss or corruption. If connect to an access point that you are authorised to use. it is not possible to restore or repair the take several hours). Do not put the disc back in until the moisture evaporates (this may software or data loss or corruption occurs. moisture may condense on the lens inside the system or on the disc. Exterior surfaces (plastic cover of system and Wireless For details on the backup utility feature. and PLAYSTATION®3 software manual. Using the backup utility You can back up data stored on the hard disk to a USB mass storage device and Cleaning restore data that has been backed up. However.

dust. • When discs will not be used for an extended period of time. anti-static spray or other chemicals as these can damage the discs. 8 Precautions . • Do not stick paper or tape onto discs and do not write on discs. File type Back up destination Saved data from games. audio or USB mass storage device (USB flash drive. You may not be able to copy or move files that contain copyright-protected data.) image files Discs Note on compatibility Some media may have region or territorial restrictions and may not work with your system. Copying/moving files The following file types saved on the system's hard disk can be copied or moved to a USB device. Cleaning method • Clean discs with a soft cloth. press the button. and then select "Copy" or "Move" from the options menu. Stacking uncased discs or storing them at an angle can cause them to warp. Select the file. lightly wiping from the centre outwards. etc. See media packaging for details. video. • Do not use solvents. • Fingerprints. dirt or scratches on the disc can distort the picture or reduce sound quality. hold it by the edges. high humidity or direct sunlight. Handling • Do not touch the disc surface when handling a disc. store them in their cases. record cleaners. Always handle carefully and check that discs are clean before use. Storage • Do not expose discs to high temperatures.

The system's background colour changes automatically in time with the hour of video is played the screen may go blank. Some BDs are preset with parental control restrictions. If the video output settings on the system do not match those of the cable or TV . . To play commercially available BD video software. Some DVDs are preset with parental control restrictions. instructions supplied with your TV. in some cases the encryption . . Troubleshooting Power . Try using another cable that is compatible with the PS3™ system. Check that the settings of the connected TV are correct. The BD may be disc-locked. outlet. . Enter the password that . Picture Certain BDs cannot be played. PlayStation®2. when the . The screen colour does not seem right. button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. touch the system's power . With some video content. Check that the AC power cord is securely inserted in the system and the electrical was set in "Security Settings" to change the parental control level. . Check that the system's video output settings are correct. contact the appropriate PlayStation® customer service protection encoding on some BDs and DVDs may cause image distortion. or the picture is distorted. selecting the resolution in the system's video output settings. If the system is connected to a VCR or a combination TV/VCR unit. Go through this section if you experience difficulty in operating the PS3™ system. If the BD or DVD does not match the region code set in the system. with only the system and the TV connected. . . Enter the password that was set when the disc was created. or may helpline which can be found within every PlayStation®. If the screen goes blank. go to the screen for the day. There may be a problem with the AV cable in use. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution. the screen size cannot be changed. . The size of the video image and the TV screen do not match. If this happens. . When outputting DVD content or PLAYSTATION®3 format software in SD resolution. there may be no picture. There is no picture on the TV screen. it cannot be played. refer to the in use. encryption key can be renewed when the system software is updated. . and cause the image to become lighter or darker. In such cases. level. . The the system. Before requesting service . the TV directly. Then. Try disconnecting the cable from the PS3™ system or TV and reconnecting it. Enter the password that was set in "Security Settings" to temporarily increase the viewer age restriction The system does not turn on. . If the resolution of the video content is not supported by the TV in use. and then select all the resolutions that are supported by the TV. connect the system to PLAYSTATION®3 software manual. copy Should any problem persist. For details. Troubleshooting The Blu-ray Disc (BD) or DVD cannot be played. Check that the main power switch on the system rear is turned on. Check that the cable is securely inserted. See also the notices under "Playable discs" ( page 18). turn off the system. Check that the input mode of the TV is appropriate for the connector in use on key for AACS (Advanced Access Control System) may need to be renewed. Before requesting service 9 . . only discs recorded in the PAL standard can be played.

. Try using another cable that is compatible with the PS3™ system. Playback conditions may be set in advance by the software developer. 10 Before requesting service . wipe it gently with a soft . There may be a problem with the AV cable. system. DTS. The connected USB device may not be compatible with the system. the product documentation. insert it with the label side up. Remove the disc and reinsert it. the desired swab. even if you follow the instructions in recognised depending on the combination of USB connectors. For details. A connection to the network cannot be established. the system may not produce sound. Also check . The system does not recognise the USB device or the USB device does not operate properly. check the settings of the device. Disc Media and USB Devices . . certain options may not be available. . . network settings. Check whether the USB device's connector is dirty. . Check that the Ethernet cable is securely connected. . Check that the muting function on the TV or speakers is turned off. and other formats may not produce audio from all channels. If an audio device is connected. . . Refer to the instructions supplied by . Audio Network There is no sound. The device may not be cases. Try changing the USB connector where it is connected. Check whether the disc is scratched or dirty. Check that the system's audio output settings are correct. If dirty. . it may not be possible to play the data on the PS3™ . wipe it with a cotton Even after selecting an item from the control panel. Check that the network settings are correct. The Web page does not display properly. refer your Internet service provider or in the software manual to make the correct to the instructions supplied with the audio device. Some software do not support digital audio output. In such cases. If dirty. If the system's audio output settings do not match the cable or device in use. Check that the media is inserted correctly. . . Some Web pages may not display properly due to the browser. . Internet. that the volume is at the appropriate level. Try removing unused USB devices. In some cases. The system does not recognise the disc. the system may not recognise the USB device if a USB hub is used or more than the allotted number of USB devices are connected. Playback methods may be limited for some music data that is distributed via the cloth. Video . See also the notices under "Playable discs" ( page 18). operation cannot be performed. Some content that support Dolby Digital. In such . . . If the disc has a label. Tracks with a time limit or a limited number of playing times cannot be played. Music files do not play.

If dirty. it will not function if the battery does not have any charge The system makes noise. Press the PS button on the controller to reassign the number. left. Wireless Controllers for the PS3™ system are not equipped with a vibration AV cabinet. Check the charge level of the Wireless Controller battery. you will not be able to operate the system effectively. It is front is lit solid green). . If software that is compatible with the device is started. Troubleshooting disc to eject. See "Wireless Controller battery" ( page 17). Before requesting service 11 . the fan will rotate rapidly to reduce the system's internal temperature function and will not vibrate when using software that support the vibration and this may generate increased noise. Touch the eject button on the system front for 10 seconds or longer to force the indicator on the system front is lit green). disc noise may be louder than normal. and then press the PS button on the controller. cable. When using the Wireless Controller. The device may be compatible with specific software only." is displayed. the message "An unknown USB device with a sharp-tipped object such as a pen. you must pair it with the system and assign Even when the battery is not being used. Reset the Wireless Controller by pushing the reset button on the controller rear When connecting a USB device. connect the system and the controller using the USB recommended that you charge the battery frequently. it loses its charge. such as an enclosed . Wireless Controller The battery charge does not last long. . With the system turned on (power indicator on the system . . turn . The battery may be wearing out. After removing and before reinserting a disc into the system. The battery can only be charged when the system is turned on (when the power . There may be too many USB hubs connected. Charge the battery by connecting the controller to the system with the USB . . The Wireless Controller does not function. . wipe it with a off the system. it a controller number. Try removing a USB hub. . When using the system in a location where heat can build up. . the device will become usable. . soft cloth. The disc cannot be removed. . See "Wireless Controller battery" ( page 17). and then turn on the system again to resume use. has been connected. apart. The connected USB device may not be usable with the system. The battery does not charge or does not fully recharge. Reset button . Battery charge is used even when the Wireless Controller is not in use. Move the system to a location with good function. Check whether the connector on the USB cable is dirty. The controller number may have been cleared. Battery duration will gradually decrease with . if the controller and the system are too far repeated usage and age. When the controller is used in wireless mode. Because some discs read at higher speeds. ventilation. cable. When using the controller wirelessly. Other issues .

The content may be of a format that is not supported by the system. Touching the power button on the system front for 10 seconds or longer will force the system to shut . where it is faulty due to defective does not operate. not sold. The system software pre-installed in the PS3™ system or subsequently provided via updates or upgrade releases is licensed to you. used in a hot location or whether the vents are blocked. repair or (at SCEE's option) replace The power indicator on the system front is flashing red and the system any component part of this Product. games whether or not packaged or included with the Product. Turn the system Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd ("SCEE") guarantees that this Product is off and leave it unused until it cools down. the first user of the Product. for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of original purchase. button on the system front to stop the flashing. However. they GUARANTEE cannot be recovered. The benefits conferred by this Guarantee are in addition to the statutory rights and remedies the consumer has in the UK and Eire in respect of this Product and this Guarantee does not affect such rights and remedies in any way. Check whether the system is being cannot be used by anyone else. materials or workmanship. Thank you for buying this Product. which is guaranteed for the remainder of the is being used in a hot location or whether the vents are blocked. software licence are at http//www. normal usage in accordance with the terms set out in below and will. This is not ("the PS3™ system") and any official PLAYSTATION®3 peripherals supplied in a malfunction. Replacement will be with a new or refurbished . The terms of such system The screen is frozen. 12 GUARANTEE . turn on the system again. This Guarantee is given to you. Touch the power original Guarantee Period. We hope that you enjoy using it. free of charge.scei. The interior of the system has become hot. types not supported by the system will not be recognised. You forgot your password for security settings. or any PlayStation® accessories or peripheral devices that are not manufactured by or for SCEE. The benefits The system does not recognise content. any separate software or PlayStation® again. Content of the consumer has in law in Australia and New Zealand in respect of this Product. it may become warm. The term "Product" means the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system . The system does not operate. The system is warm. and then leave the system unused until it cools down. Once these settings are reset. When the system is being used or is turned and is for use only as part of the PS3™ system. After it cools down. your password will return to "0000". . turn it free from defects in materials and workmanship that result in Product failure during on again. After shutdown. Continuing to use the system in the above condition will cause it to stop functioning. conferred by this Guarantee are also in addition to other rights and remedies which . For information on including rights and remedies available under the Trade Practices Act 1974 and State supported formats. It is personal to you and . turn on the system This Guarantee does not cover your data. After the system cools down. the box with the PS3™ system. If you initialise the system using "System Settings" "Restore Default GUARANTEE Settings". Restart the system. note that all settings other than the password will also be reset. refer to the online user's guide. Check whether the system component or unit. The temperature inside the system has risen too high. at SCEE's option. and Territory legislation in Australia and the Fair trading Act 1986 in New Zealand and this Guarantee does not affect such rights and remedies in any way. The power indicator on the system front is flashing red and green alternately.

accident. SCEE is not liable to you for any loss or corruption of your data. please call your local Customer Service 11. 1. or included in the PS3™ system on purchase inside the PS3™ system. SCEE may elect at its option to repair or replace the Product with a new or refurbished iii. 4. without limitation. IMPORTANT 10. hard disk iii. or installation or date of original purchase). you must remove these before submitting the 2. please contact your retailer. If the PS3™ system is returned without the HDD for warranty service. use in conjunction with unauthorised software. GUARANTEE 13 . will longer than the service described in the previous paragraph. fair wear and tear. terms and conditions. reason. possible ensure the repaired or replaced unit has the same unique internal identification commercial use. virus infection. damaged. To avoid loss or erasure of any software. or alteration of. SCEE does not warrant or guarantee any third party product or service which may be replaced PS3™ system. altered. files or software. 3. 8. our Customer Service v. You understand that this Guarantee does not cover stored data and you agree that Ltd of 10 Great Marlborough Street. use or operation outside the Product specifications. when the Guarantee seal and the serial number on the Product have not been ii. failure to use this Product for its normal purpose and/ Product within the Guarantee period (and has not been altered or defaced since the Troubleshooting or in accordance with instructions on proper use and maintenance. any adaptation or adjustment to. To the extent permitted by applicable law. This Guarantee is only valid: Product for guarantee service. If for any reason we are be liable for any special. United Kingdom. or misuse date of purchase and retailer's name) is presented together with the defective (including. in respect as the returned PS3™ system. files or software resulting from repair or replacement of the Product under this Guarantee. will need to reformat your HDD before you are able to use it with your repaired or 15. W1F 7LP. PLAYSTATION®Network password is helpful to protect your information. this Guarantee will be your sole and 7. form of warranty service we can offer. or fire. and use in a manner inconsistent with applicable local technical or safety standards). adaptors and power supply devices). without limitation. although some content cannot be backed up and must be reinstalled by the user. 5. 14. offered in connection with the Product. game enhancement devices. You may not claim under this Guarantee when the Product is damaged as a result of: ii. If your home country is not one of should where possible back these up and remove them. use in conjunction with any unauthorised peripheral (including. You may not claim under this Guarantee where you are in material breach of your replacement of the Product will involve reformatting of the HDD. Eire. You should back up your hard disk regularly to prevent loss or alteration of data. express or implied by statue or otherwise.This Guarantee is given to you as first user by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe 9. negligence. the Product carried out for any component or unit. To avoid damage to or loss or erasure of removable external data storage media or helpline (listed in the PLAYSTATION®3 software manuals) for return instructions. Repair or replacement will involve installation of the latest software or firmware iv. Clearing your those listed. If you need to claim under this Guarantee. authorised service facility. defaced or removed. maintenance or repair or attempted repair carried out other than by a SCEE updates for the Product. we will where exclusive remedy in relation to defects in this Product and all other guarantees. you loss of data.scei. repair or 13. and whether properly carried out or not. howsoever arising. You understand and agree that reformatting of the HDD will result in loss of your stored data. i. When arranging for warranty service under this Guarantee. flood or other helpline will discuss with you whether you should leave the hard disk drive ("HDD") natural calamity. please call which you wish to retain. in the United Kingdom. abuse. peripherals or non-PS3™ components. when the original sales receipt or invoice or other proof of purchase (indicating the i. data or files you may have stored on the hard disk and which you consider private or confidential or If this Product needs any repair which is not covered by this Guarantee. If the PS3™ system is returned with the HDD for warranty service. before submitting the Product for guarantee service you your local Customer Service helpline for advice. London. or remove and vi. incidental. operation or treatment of the Product inconsistent with normal personal or domestic retain the HDD prior to the return of the system for warranty service. 6. This is the quickest system software licence (see http//www. Australia and New Zealand. 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remove the plug for the power cord from the electrical outlet. gently insert a small screwdriver in the space • Remove the hard disk in a location out of the reach of small children to help and pry the cover off. 3 Slide the hard disk to the right. If the cover is not attached. attempting to remove or install the hard disk. be sure to turn off and unplug the system before system. Caution Use the space at the right edge of the HDD bay cover to pull it out from the • For safety reasons. be sure to clear passwords for all PLAYSTATION®Network accounts and remove the hard disk before submitting the PS3™ system for service. it may cause heat to build up inside the system. 3 The power indicator will turn solid red and the system will enter standby mode. Notices • To help protect your personal information and prevent misuse of this information by others. use the correct sized crosshead screwdriver. If the size does not 1 Remove the blue screw with the correct sized crosshead screwdriver. • The inside of the system is hot directly after use. The following section explains how to remove and replace the hard disk. match. • Be sure to reattach the HDD bay cover before turning the PS3™ system on. 14 Removing / replacing the hard disk . 2 2 Turn off the system using the main power switch on the system 1 rear. Removing the hard disk 1 Touch the power button on the system front for at least two seconds. Allow time for the system to cool down before starting to remove the hard disk. using a screwdriver. Removing / replacing the hard disk For safety reasons. the groove on the screw's head may be damaged. 4 Remove the HDD bay cover on the system's left side. 2 Raise the metal handle. 5 Free the hard disk from the system. and then detach the other cables. • Be careful not to injure yourself when removing or handling the hard disk. Additional information 3 Unplug the AC power cord and detach the other cables from the system. Be careful not to damage the system or the cover when prevent accidental swallowing of small parts such as the screws. If the cover is difficult to remove. • To attach or remove screws.

Refer to the instructions for "Removing the hard disk" ( page 14) in reverse order when installing.6 Remove the hard disk from the system. Attach the blue screw to lock the hard disk in place. 1 Use a crosshead screwdriver to remove the screws (4 places). 3 Place the replacement hard disk on the PS3™ system hard • Do not put heavy objects on the hard disk. and then attach using the screws (4 places). When replacing the hard disk. Do not overtighten the screws. • When handling the hard disk hold it only by the edges or metal frame. Ensure that proper handling methods are used when installing the hard disk. follow the procedure below to remove the metal frame. Fully insert the hard disk in the HDD bay. Additional information 2 Remove the hard disk from the metal frame. • Store in a cool. Lift one end and slide the hard disk out to remove. or subject to physical shock or vibration. • Do not touch the connectors or insert foreign objects into the connectors. To help prevent software or data loss or corruption. Removing / replacing the hard disk 15 . Use the metal handle to pull the hard disk out from the system. do not place devices that may be sensitive to magnetic forces (such as a wrist watch or a magnetic card) near the hard disk. Replacing the hard disk 5 Reattach the HDD bay cover. • The hard disk is sensitive to static electricity. or damage to the hard disk. and then slide it to the left. Notices The hard disk is a sensitive piece of equipment and should be handled with care at all times. disk's metal frame. 4 Install the hard disk in the system. dry location. carefully follow the precautions listed below: • Do not drop the system or hard disk. • Do not place the system or hard disk close to magnetic fields such as those produced by magnets or loudspeakers. 6 Turn on the PS3™ system. Also. • Do not allow liquid or small particles to get into the system or hard disk. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform initial setup.

In so doing. Where you see this symbol on any of our electrical products or packaging. To delete data. disk format method is displayed during system restoration. screws. you will help to conserve natural resources and improve standards of environmental protection in treatment and disposal of electrical waste. or metal attachment. go to "System Settings" "Restore PS3™ System". 16 Caution on disposal of the PS3™ system . To ensure the correct waste treatment of the product. it is essential that personal information and other Interface format Serial ATA*2 data of similar nature be deleted. It is recommended that you select "Full Format" when the screen for selecting hard *2 Parallel ATA is not supported. Although formatting time can be reduced by using "Quick Format". Replacement hard disks You can use hard disks of the following types with the PS3™ system: Caution on disposal of the PS3™ system Size 2. *1 Proper operation is not guaranteed for all models. it indicates that the relevant electrical product should not be disposed of as general household waste in Europe. If you lose the HDD bay cover. please dispose of it in accordance with any applicable local laws or requirements for disposal of electrical equipment. for availability of replacement parts contact your local Customer Service helpline (listed in PLAYSTATION®3 software manuals).5 inch (internal type)*1 Before disposing of the system. it might be possible to restore erased data Hint in some cases if a special tool is used.

×1 Networking IEEE 802. Resolution 1080p. 576p.1 ch. others*1 *2 Do not allow the battery to come into contact with fire or subject it to extreme temperatures such as in direct sunlight.0) repeated usage and age. 1080i. LPCM 7. in a vehicle exposed to the sun or near 256 MB XDR Main RAM. 256 MB GDDR3 VRAM Hard disk 2. DTS 5. do not rub.1 ch. Wireless Controller battery Specifications Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.1 ch. 100BASE-TX. environment Ethernet (10BASE-T. Battery duration will gradually decrease with Inputs/outputs*4 2 (USB 2. Immediately flush the eyes with CPU Cell Broadband Engine™ clean water and seek medical attention. • Battery life also varies depending on the storage method. immediately rinse GPU RSX™ the affected area with clean water. usage state. Consult your physician if inflammation or Additional information Dolby Digital 5. soreness develops. take the following PLAYSTATION®3 system actions: • If the material gets into the eyes. 720p. Audio output AAC. • If the material comes into contact with the skin or clothes. it is Bluetooth 2. Memory a heat source.5" Serial ATA 40 GB*3 Wireless Controller battery life Hi-Speed USB • The battery has a limited lifespan.0 (EDR) recommended that you fully charge it at least once a year in order to maintain battery Controller Wireless Controller (Bluetooth) functionality. 576i HDMI OUT 1 connector*5 AV output AV MULTI OUT 1 connector Digital out (optical) 1 connector BD/DVD/ BD × 2 (BD-ROM) CD drive Maximum read rate DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM) (read only) CD × 24 (CD-ROM) Wireless Controller battery 17 . 1000BASE-T) and other factors. Caution If you come into contact with material from a leaking battery.11 b/g Storage When the Wireless Controller is not used for an extended period of time.

re-shaped or repaired discs. Many PlayStation® format software titles operate. PlayStation® format CD-ROM*2*3 SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller CD CD-DA (audio CD)*4 CD-R/RW Battery type Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery Voltage DC 3. 280 W External dimensions Approx. Use of such discs may cause a malfunction. • Do not use damaged. 136 g *4 Playback of Super Audio CDs is not supported. Notices • Use only circular-shaped discs with the system. 50 / 60 Hz Playable discs Power consumption Approx.000 bytes). and is not available for use.1 Ch.1 or lower channel. *2 This system does not support output from the DTS-HD 7.10 and higher calculate capacity using binary mathematics (1 GB = 1.240 V. from the HDMI OUT connector. 18 Specifications . Battery capacity 610 mAh *3 This product has limited backward compatibility with PlayStation® format software.000. DTS-HD 7. *5 "Deep Colour" and "x.073. which varies depending upon system software version. insert the disc in the system without an adaptor. but full compatibility is not guaranteed. supported DVD-ROM by Dolby TrueHD or a similar format.Colour (xvYCC)" defined by HDMI ver 1. DSD Disc *4 Usability of all storage media types is not guaranteed.1 Ch. A portion of hard AVCHD disk capacity is reserved for system administration.0 discs is not supported. DVD DVD-R/RW System software versions 1. Power AC 220 .v.7 V *1 Playback of BD-RE ver. Using irregularly-shaped discs may cause a malfunction. 325 × 98 × 274 mm PLAYSTATION®3 format BD-ROM (excluding maximum projecting part) (width × height × length) BD-ROM Mass Approx.741.35°C BD-RE*1 *1 A device compatible with Linear PCM 7. *3 Hard disk capacity calculated using base 10 mathematics (1 GB = 1. audio is DVD+R/RW output from a 5. which will display lower capacity and free space. heart.1 Ch.6 kg Blu-ray Disc (BD) BD-R Operating temperature 5°C . 1. Do not use irregularly-shaped discs (for example. *2 PlayStation®2 format software titles do not perform on this system. • When using an 8 cm disc.3a are supported. audio.842 bytes). Mass Approx. is required to output 7.or star-shaped discs).000. 4.1 Ch.

This is primarily due to variations in the manufacturing process or encoding of the software. DVDs. abnormal sounds (Models sold in may be produced or the content may not play correctly. the quality of recording. Also. BDs and other media may not operate properly PlayStation® format CD-ROM when played on the PS3™ system. or the characteristics of the recording device. PLAYSTATION®3 format BD-ROM PLAYSTATION®3 BD • To continuously enjoy playback of copyright-protected BDs. these types of video will be output at PLAYSTATION®3 BD resolutions of 576p or lower if recorded at 1080i (50 Hz) or 720p (50 Hz). some record companies have started Disc Region code marketing music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies. dust. (Models sold in DVD • If a device that is not compatible with the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content DVD 2 Region 2 countries only) Protection) standard is connected to the system using an HDMI cable. CDs. Specifications 19 . • A DualDisc is a dual-sided disc that combines a DVD side and an audio side. • When you use the AV MULTI OUT connector of the system to connect to a TV. Recently. Some of these music discs do not conform to the CD standard and may not be playable on Blu-ray Disc (BD) this system. video or ALL Additional information audio cannot be output from the system.• The audio CD playback feature of this system is designed to conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Note (Models sold in DVD that the audio side is not guaranteed to play because this type of disc does not 4 Region 4 countries only) conform to the specifications required for an audio Compact Disc (CD). a TV that supports video playback at 59. this system (unless an NTSC compatible TV is used). only discs recorded in the PAL standard will definitely be playable. the disc is distributed may be assigned. in some cases the Region 2 countries only) encryption key for AACS (Advanced Access Control System) may need to be renewed. a region code that is based on the geographic region where resolution. DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW discs Discs that have not been finalised cannot be played. • Some discs may not be playable due to scratches. • In rare instances. This system can play discs marked with the You may not be able to play discs recorded for other standards (such as NTSC) on following region codes. To renew the encryption key. DVD and PLAYSTATION®3 format software Region codes • When outputting DVD content or PLAYSTATION®3 format software in SD Depending on the disc. the system must be updated.94 Hz is required. • When playing PLAYSTATION®3 format software in HD resolution. Region 4 countries only) • When playing discs with content that was copied fraudulently. copyright-protected video from a BD or from video files may be output at (Models sold in resolutions lower than 1080p.

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