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Controller USB not working?

Hello everyone, in the past few months I have continued to get messages saying that the maximum amount of power has been delivered and to unplug a usb device, and the red dots start blinking on the controller but then I get control again.

Since then, the battery has been slowly dying even though I always have the controller plugged in, and now the controller doesn't work at all any more, when I first turn on the system the controller starts to charge but after a few seconds it stops and says the battery is low, then it dies.

Can anyone help me with this problem? I have never stepped on or thrown the controller.

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    my usb is not working i can't do anything on usb but my controller work not for long time coz i can't charge it :S


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Flip the controller over, and press the reset button. It's to the right of the middle-top screw Controller USB not working? - 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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