I tried the suggestion of putting a "-" at the beginning of the barcode, and go figure, it worked.
My gosh, it actually worked and now I see the problem. The barcode field requires 23 characters for it to pass, but the PS3 Slim only has 22 characters (counting the two dashs).
No luck for me I tried putting the dash in front of the serial and i tried typing it out in different ways, making sure there was 23 characters. I still keep getting the "Barcode is Invalid" error I bought mine brand new from Kmart. I live in NJ. It's not an import, and I know it wasn't returned to the store because I work at that Kmart and the moment we received a new shipment of PS3's i immediately bought it Any help or suggesstions would be great. I've already signed up for a PSN ID through the PS3, does it register through that?
I have a 250GB Slim PS3.
The website is **bleep**ed in the head for some reason.
but anyways, put the dash AFTER the code ( CGXXXXXXXXX- ) no spaces.
That JUST worked for me.
Hope this helps anyone who was as confused as me!