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Problem with Game Demos downloaded from PlaystationStore


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Wonder if anyone can advise me.

Got my PS3 the other day and have downloaded the following game demos from the PlayStationStore:

Burnout Paradise
Lemmings Starter Pack

I downloaded selecting 'download in background' but read somewhere that this was a no no so I tried downloading the Lemmings Starter Pack and had the same problem.

The games appear to install correctly, but when you start them the Playstaion 3 splash screen apears, then the screen goes blank. The hard disk light is churning away but nothing happens.

I have downloaded the Sega Stars Tennis demo and a couple of HD movie trailers and these work fine.

Any one have any ideas?




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I've downloaded around 5 demos from PSN since getting my PS3 a couple of weeks ago, all of which have been downloaded using 'download in background' and they have all been fine.

All I can think is that they have become corrupt, if that's the case you will just have to delete and re-download them. If you are using wireless, the signal is perhaps dodgy and you would be better off using wired if possible. (I use wireless and it's been fine but my signal is 100% as it's around 3m away from the ps3, but would require a 15m cable to reach if I didn't want it trawling across the floor!)


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As there are no answers to this, and Google searches have produced nothing, I guess I am the only one experiencing this problem!

Please note: I am using a hard wired internet connection through mains home plugs (Comtrend 200Mbps, the ones you get with BT Vision, incidently).

Anyone got any ideas?

Demos that I have tried that freeze system (Playstation 3 splash screen then blank screen, lots of network and hard disk activity, have to reset back to XMB)

Lemmings Starter Pack (re-downloaded 3 times)
Race Driver GRID
Burnout Paradise


Sega Stars Tennis

I have downloaded the Casino Royale trailer and Wall-E trailer and they both work fine.

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