Question about Sony Dual Shock 3 Controller for PlayStation 3

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Dualshochock 3 controller

This controller is new and will not engage or sync with ps3 console. do u have any suggestions? it is fully charged and is a dualshock 3, sixaxis. Thank U!

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    same problem, fully charged will not stay on

  • Michael Orta
    Michael Orta Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem.

  • adrianhipkis Jan 11, 2009

    both my controllers the six axis and a dualshock both stopped working after the consoles powered down OK

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    same thing

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    formated my system and now it does not read or recognize my dualshock3...I need help...

  • akdwivedi May 03, 2009

    I have similar problem. My PS3 40GB does not recognize/detect the dual shock 3 controller even when I connect it using the USB cable.

  • cokis4lif634 May 25, 2009

    i have the same problem.i tried reseting the ps3 contoller and it wont work. It doesnt even charge.


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On the back of the controller there is a very tiny rest button.
Press and hold for 5 seconds.
Then reconnect to PS3. It should work.
This fix came from Sony Tech Support.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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Try changing the USB cable. I bought 2 new DS3 controllers and both wouldn't work until I tried a different cable. Both would work when plugged in, but quit immediately after unplugging.

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I had the same problem, and this worked. Plug the controller into The system with a usb cord, then when it syncs, unplug it. That workjed for me

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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