Question about Sony Dual Shock 3 Controller for PlayStation 3

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It won't turn on!!

I was sitting there playing a game and all of a sudden the controller turned off! I have charged it but it still wont turn on when I press the PS button. Is there a reset for the controller? Is this a common problem?

Please Help! Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    worked fine last night but when i tried to play this morning it wont turn on. Was fully charged yesterday. I even turned it off last night with the same controller. Also tried to reset the controller but still wont work.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    I bought my PS3 and everything worked fine on the first day. On the 3rd day, my Dualshock 3 controller suddenly stopped working despite it being fully charged. The controller can't even be turned on even when i pressed the PS button in the middle. Is there any bug or technical problem there?

  • poidamac Jan 13, 2009

    Restored my PS3 then one of my 4 controllers will not sync. It's a Dual shock 3 controller.


  • gryphon2k9 Jan 18, 2009

    I have a new dualshock 3 and it won't connect. All it does is blink a few times then stops.

  • toddgeo Feb 09, 2009

    Bought one, it didn't work so I bought another just to make sure I didn't just get a bad one, and that one didn't work either.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    Yep its happened to me too!

    I purchased two recently and suddenly both have stoped working.

    Both are currently fully charged, Press on the power button and nothing happens, Try to reset them with the reset button and still nothing happens.

    The receipt is long gone, cant return them.

    Thanks sony. Very nice.



  • cyberalex Apr 05, 2009

    I have the same ##!! problem, i was playing when suddenly it stopped working, it cant be turned on, and cant be charged, and also lost warranty, anybody knows if it is the battery cause i dont want to buy a new one if the problem is the controller

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    i am on my 3rd one and they all stopped working after 2 weeks. contacted sony waiting on reply. I pissed

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I had the problem on the controller not turning on and then just blinking a few times when plugged in to charge. I pressed the reset button (use a paper clip) on the back a couple of times. It didn't SEEM to work, but then I plugged it in to charge and the controller is working again. Maybe this can help some of you? Good luck!

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  • tierrabuffma Dec 21, 2010

    I just recently had the problem of the four blinking lights. I thought maybe it was a power issue but being fully charged the controller wouldn't sync to my system. I read a post suggesting I reset the controller by using a paperclip and sticking it in the small hole in the back of the remote. I did so now it works perfectly since

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    cameronward7 Oct 28, 2012

    awesome man. i couldnt afford 2 buy another controller. thanks! no punctuation what-so-ever LOL.

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