Bookpride - somehow you missed my question... "Where in the ToS does is say that Sony can brick a PS3?" Give me the quote...
Sorry, don't have the quote for which you're looking, however I have a question for you Gilg:
How does SONY know, definitively, that the console has been sold to another party? SONY's actions are to protect the rest of its customers from cheaters, hackers and abusers. People who engage in that kind of activity would likely have no hesitation to make the claim they sold their console in order to get back online.
I am with SONY on this one, and do feel bad for anyone who has bought a banned console. It's like buying a stolen car - fact is it still belongs to someone else. One of those buyer beware situations.
First of all, I don't see anyone here saying their console was bricked, just that they cannot access the PSN. I do think Sony should have a way of fixing this for new owners, but it is covered by the agreement:
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Uncharted - <snip>.
My ID is vfr_800_rider, not "Uncharted" - notice I did not address you as "Cannon Fodder", just for your info. Those are titles/tags assigned by the forums based on the number of posts you've made.
Hello there everyone..
I am from Egypt, and I bought a used ps3 for my brother's birthday a week ago. The internet connection wasn't good enough, so we didn't try the online gaming until yesterday. Yesterday we have just had the new internet subscription (2 Mbps) so my brother asked me to create an accout on "Sony" for him and start the online gaming for him (he isn't that good at English) and I was shocked to find out that the PS3 system has been banned (800 something error).
The guy I bought the console from has already travelled abroad; he was selling it cuz he was travelling and wanted to make money..
So, is there anyway I could return the PSN functionality? or am I forced to sell this one as banned device (for a cheap price) and then buy another one?
btw, the console is Fat PS3, and I have no kind of receipt or proof of buying, but I have the original box it comes in.
Thanks in advance