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Ps3 controller will not do anything

Lights don't blink. it won't connect. it won't get recognized. brand new controller sixaxis one. used it one time for about 3 hours last night. came back to use it today and it won't work.

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  • chex_and_sia Dec 29, 2008

    i've been letting it charge for a while now. so after that i push the reset button on the controller and everything should be alright? or is there something else i should be aware of.

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U probly need to charge it with a usb cord

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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