Bought used PS3, don't know previous owner's password to deactivate her account

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#1 Joshua4058
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I bought a used PS3. And because the previous owner's account is still activated on it, I can't activate mine. Since I don't know his/her password, I can't deactivate his/her account and acvivate mine. Help!

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#2 13lackSky
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Create a new user login for the ps3 and activate your psn on that account and just delete the old the old login.

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#3 hippiesanta
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Create a new user login for the ps3 and activate your psn on that account and just delete the old the old login.

13lackSky
correct
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#4 dk00111
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Why not just wipe the drive and restore it to factory settings?
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#7 BibiMaghoo
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How do you know it was a 'her' if you bought it used? Me smells suspicious curcumstances.......
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#8 RobNBanks-
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How do you know it was a 'her' if you bought it used? Me smells suspicious curcumstances.......BibiMaghoo

and lets overlook he said his/her in the actual post.

Perhaps he just forgot to add it to the title.

Nope. Nonsense. He stole it from a little girl!

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#9 hiryu3
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never buy used/refurbished questions sounds kinda fishy
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#11 nethernova
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How do you know it was a 'her' if you bought it used? Me smells suspicious curcumstances.......BibiMaghoo
You know, you can buy stuff used by actually getting it directly from the people. Like going to their house, handing over money and taking the PS3. Or perhaps he bought it from eBay from a user called Pinkgurlygurl. I admit you have some kind of point though because I'd ask the previous user for the password and not some random internet forum guys.
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#12 LazyMushroom
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Format the system so that it wipes the hard drive and restores everything to factory settings.
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#13 Victorious_Fize
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How do you know it was a 'her' if you bought it used? Me smells suspicious curcumstances.......BibiMaghoo

Invesigation commence!

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#14 BibiMaghoo
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[QUOTE="BibiMaghoo"]How do you know it was a 'her' if you bought it used? Me smells suspicious curcumstances.......RobNBanks-

and lets overlook he said his/her in the actual post.

Perhaps he just forgot to add it to the title.

Nope. Nonsense. He stole it from a little girl!

I knew it !!! Where is Columbo when you need him? Oh! .......
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#15 danxxx
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cmon man give the ps3 back to that poor little girl...
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#16 Firstinstimct
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cmon man give the ps3 back to that poor little girl...danxxx
Lol
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#17 masterds64
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I dont care what the origin of the ps3, best answer-format ps3 and never worry again...

My ps3 is used, in what manner...feel free to imagine, I personally like to believe i bought mine from aliens.