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When i turn on my playstation 3 it says connect controller to usb cord then press psp button...i do that and nothing happens..the lights blink on the controllers but thats!!

I have the usb cord hooked up to the controller but nothing happens and it wont continue to the main screen

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Press the home button while it is plugged to the usb cord

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Try resetting your Controller. Using a paper clip, there is a small reset button on the underside of the SIXAXIS. Press it.

While your PS3 is still on, press the PS button on the controller.

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Read this very carefully. Turn off your ps3 from the back. Then turn it back on wait unit the light is red. Turn on the system through the front keep holding the power on. You will hear a beep one time that just tell you that the ps3 is powering on keep holding the button until you hear the second beep this will rest your video setting. If that dosnt work call me at sony

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SOURCE: My controller will not connect on my ps3.

Sounds like the controller knows it belongs to the other PS3. It has already "paired" with one console, so that's why you're having a hard time trying to get it to pair with console #2, comprende?
Make sure console #1 is a "hard off", like switched in the back. Now flip your controller over & put a pencil or pen tip in the reset hole. ( Just to the right of the center screw hole.) NOW connect said controller with the USB to console #2. Hold the PS button for two seconds. All 4 lights will flash 5 times, then the 1 light should stay on, Boo-ya! You're PAIRED!

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SOURCE: my ps3 controller does not want to sync to the

This is an issue since 3.10 update...MANY MANY people are having this problem. Try turning off console then turning console on by hand and waiting till its booted to turn on controller. eventually it will work, but its only a temporary fix, hopefully sony will respond to this problem soon

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The lights come on the playstation, but the screen stays black, and it doesnt read the controller, the controller just keeps blinking.

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Welcome to Fixya. Heres how you can connect your controller to your PS3.

1. Press the tiny Reset Button on the back of the controller

2. Plug in the USB Connection wire

3. Restart Console

4. When loaded, Press the PS Button

5. Disconnect the USB wire

Then it should have recognised the controller and auto-assigned, hope this works for you

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My controller just keeps blinking when I try to turn my playstation on and when I press the on button on the console nothing shows on the TV what should I do?

sound like it may not be connecting.

try this if it doesn't work for you write back. Otherwise be kind and leave a positive rating for my help.

try this:

1-Press the tiny reset button on the back of the controller

2-Plug in the USB Connection wire

3-Restart Console

4-When loaded, Press the PS Button

5-Disconnect the USB wire

Then it should have recognized the controller and auto-assigned, hope this works for you :)
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You need to plug your sixaxis controller to the ps3 with the usb cord to marry the control to your system. after unplugging and pressing the home button it should link up. If not try using another usb cord or plug on the ps3.

Hope this helps.

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