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PS3 guitar hero world tour not recognizing drums

We cannot get Guitar hero world tour to load or see the drum set please help. All the red lights are coming on the drum set. We connected the drums into the second port, the guitar is in the first port.

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  • jnnfrpatrick Dec 27, 2008

    I also have the same problem and of course, the support isn't open again until Jan 4, AND Gamestop won't let us exchange the product!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    Same problem. Guitars and mic work fine, but can not get drums to connect PS3

  • beebe623 Dec 28, 2008

    same thing for me. Can't get the drums to sync with the wireless receiver. Hoping someone will have a solution that works shortly!

  • idolen Dec 28, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. I can sync the guitar with the drum reciever and the drums with the guitar reciever but not the drums to the drum reciever.

  • graham660 Dec 29, 2008

    Exactly the same issue, two guitars and the mic sync but not the drums.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    The same problem, can sync the drums, the lights it's always blinking.....

  • cantbythrill Jan 03, 2009

    I can't get the drum kit to connect to PS3 either. Guitar and Mike work fine.I contacted ActiVision and they immediately offered to send out a new kit, making me believe that it is a known issue.

  • ozkravin Jan 03, 2009

    I've having exactly the same prob and the solutions offered below don't help. I'm stuck with a great big drum kit and no way to play it.
    When I spoke to the guy at Electronics Boutique he told me where to contact for replacement, however I shouldn't hold my breath, he asked for a replacement at the end of November and he's still waiting!

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. Switch off and on din't work!

  • hyde03 Jan 05, 2009

    same problem, i guessed that the problem was with the wireless receiver not the kit, but im not sure.

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    plug drums and mic in and PS3 recognize drums as MIc

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    Same exact. Guitar and mic works fine, the drum receiver never even blinks it's led. They are sending a new one out.

  • DeadZen Jan 21, 2009

    I cant connect my drum set either.
    Or it is connected but it thinks that i have connected a guitar.

  • jennygrl779 Feb 22, 2009

    we can not get the drums to sync to the ps3. We have spoke to customer support and they have mailed us out 3 ( belive it) 3 drums so far! Now we have a fourth drum set and they still will not sync tothe ps3.I am ready to just give up!

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    My PS3 will not recognize my drum set

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    it just wont sync to the ps3

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Mine is with a wireless gutar, no usb port to sync


  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    We have the same problem with PS2. Was working ok now 4 months later we cannot get the PS2 to send or recieve to the drums.

  • Ahmed Abou Shady
    Ahmed Abou Shady Apr 15, 2013

    having the same problem i just want to know which parts to get since im not in the us anymore



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GOT IT!!!!

beebe623 was right. with some extra steps. Simple steps here:
1. Unplug the drum receiver.
2. Turn off the PS3.
3. Remove batteries from the Drum Controller.
4. Plug in the Drum Receiver.
5. Put batteries back in drum revceiver.
6. Turn on PS3.
7. Hit the PS button on the Drums once. (all 4 lights should flash)
8. Push and hold down the button on the Drum Receiver for about 5 seconds, then release.
9. Push the PS button again on the Drum Controller. At this point the drums should be assigned a port and synced up.

All this is in the instructions that came with the game.

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After posting that I had the same problem, I kept trying a bunch of things. Finally something worked. I turned on the PS button the drums, then held down the button on the adapter, then hit the PS button again on the drums and that time it worked. Doesn't hurt to try.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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I now have a solution. I discovered that although the drums wouldn't sync with the drum peripheral, it would do it with the guitar. So I concluded that it was the wireless drum receiver that was faulty. I live in Australia, so I mailed it back to Red Octane (Reply paid) and received a new one in the mail the very next day! The drums work fine now.

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