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Ps3 controllers how do i reset my ps3 controllers

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  • iceman_ii May 11, 2010

    what do you mean by "reset" I had the L2 button stick on one of mine, no way to reset, had to buy a new one.

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On the back of the controller there is a small hole with a button inside,use a small screwdriver or something similar to press the button,this will reset it.

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On the back of your PlayStation controller should be a little hole that is used for resetting the controller back to how it was out of the box. It should be to the right of where the screw is in the middle of your controller. Insert a paperclip or anything small enough to get in there and it will hit the reset button. From there plug in your controller into the PS3 and allow it to resync. PlayStation support.

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<span> <li> <p>Using a PS3 controller charge cable (the cable that connects your controller to a USB port on a PS3), connect the PS3 controller to the console you wish to sync it with.With the cable still inserted, press the PS button in the center of the ps3 controller.The lights on the PS3 controller will flash for a moment, and then a controller number will be assigned to the new controller.Your PS3 controller is now synced to the console, and you can unplug the charge cable. Repeat these steps when you want to sync your controller with a different console.If you ever need to reset the Bluetooth connection of a PS3 controller entirely, locate the small pinhole on the back of the controller. By using a paper clip or other thin object to press the button inside this pinhole, you can reset your controller and its Bluetooth connection.<br /></li><span><br /><br /></span></span>

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I am trying to sync the controller but it just keeps blinking those 4 lights i have taken out the usb atapter put it back in and still nothing just wont sync but it works on my friends ps3 and i tried to...


you have to reset your ps3 controller to sync to your ps3 consule. to do so you need: Small paper clip or cloths pin, ps3 controller *DUH* and glasses.

1. turn your ps3 consule off.
2. flip the ps3 controller upside down
3. Underneath close to the right hand corner where the thumbstick rest there will be a small [ ] <-square
4. in the center of the square there is a ( ) ,- circle
5. that circle is the reset botton
6. with the small pin or paper clip press the circle till the blinks stop *USUALL 5 TO 10 SECONDS*
7. turn only your consule back on and press the home botton to the controller you are trying to sync

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SETTINGS, Powe Save Settings, Controller Auto-Off

If that doesn't work try performing a hard reset on the controller like this:

Flip the controller over, and press the reset button. It's to the right of the middle-top screw ps3_controller_reset.jpg. You'll need something like a paperclip, toothpick, or something similar to push the button. Once you've reset your controller, connect it to your PS3 with a handy USB cable, and press the PS button (just like you did when you first got the controller). Now, it is paired again, and you should be OK.
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Try hard resetting it by doing this:

Flip the controller over, and press the reset button. It's to the right of the middle-top screw ps3_controller_reset.jpg. You'll need something like a paperclip, toothpick, or something similar to push the button. Once you've reset your controller, connect it to your PS3 with a handy USB cable, and press the PS button (just like you did when you first got the controller). Now, it is paired again, and you should be OK.

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