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Controllers not working all of a sudden

I left my ps3 on one night and when I went to play again none of the controllers work. I dont get any lights on them whatsoever. I tried charging them, but nothing. I have tried rebooting and several other things. Both of the controllers wont light up at all. The console will still come on as normal, but no lights anywhere on the controller.

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I think you should let it cool down for a day or two, and then see what happens, in a night it could have overheated.

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If that does not work then you will most likely need to replace the Power supply, if your uncomfortable opening it,

Look on craigslist to see if there are any local repair shops in your area, that is uaually a 60 dollar fix on average but depends where you live.

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I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
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The current Recovery Menu supports:
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• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
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• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
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Select option "Rebuild Database".

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click the Thank me Button XD
I helped all i can

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http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/Xbox-360-error-codes.html

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