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Mixing Up wireless connectors for the guitars

I was playing GH on my friends ps3 he and I both have the same controller. When I went home i realized i had his wireless connector and now my controller will not work. Is there any way of reprogamming the connector to the controller?

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  • tienalei Apr 08, 2009

    the kids took the ps3 on vacation with them, and since they've brought it back, the wireless sensor-remote-thing won't work... the guitar turns on, but the sensor-thing doesn't work. no red light on it....

    WHAT is going ON? i just bought new GH metallica and MUST play SOON!!! :-(



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Just connect the USB wire you got with the controller to charge it then try turn it on then if you want to use it wireless just take it out and if the controller is charged then it should connect wirelessy fine. If you need any more help e-mail me at as im am running free PS3 help so tell ur friends if they got problems too!

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