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Problem with ps3 controller

Mine no longer connects to my ps3. i hit the ps button on it, the lights start flashing, but they turn off and nothing happens

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  • dravin82 Feb 26, 2009

    except that i've done that and nothing happens.

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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 problem with ps3 controller - 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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Best of luck!

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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Controller won't link to the ps3 middle button just flashes as if its trying to connect. I have connected the tab coors but still nothing works.


Is the controller completely charged? If it is, then try this
1) Manually turn on your PS3 using the power button on the PS3.
2) Take your USB charger for your controller and plug it into the USB port. (Do NOT turn on your controller yet!)
3) Plug the controller into the charger that is connected to the PS3 USB port.
4) Now turn on your controller using the middle "PS" button.

The lights will flash for a few seconds, and that will sync your controller to that particular PS3 system. This might help :D

Jun 20, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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I hit reset system by mistake, now my controler has all 4 lights flashing and won't activate after hitting PS button.


Hi,


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


Rate me if it works so that i can help other people like you!

Thanks for using Fixya

Jan 28, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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My controlers cant conect to my ps3


first try: look on the bottom of your controller towards the top where the usb plugs in and you'll see a little hole.....use a pen or something small and press and hold that little button inside there for like 5-10 seconds....if it don't work...try holding it down longer.
second try: Connect controller to PS3 via USB lead. Turn on the console (all lights flashing) When at the "desk top" Press the PS button once If all's well it should auto assign the the controller and you should only have one light flashing (indicating that its charging)

Jul 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Controller not working


Either it's a new controller or it needs re-registered to your system. Turn your PS3 on and connect the controller to the PS3 via power cable. On the top of the controller if you're looking at it from the back, you'll see a tiny pinhole in front of the 4 lights. Hit your PS button to make the red lights flash, then with something tiny, like a toothpick, press in the button for a second. This will register your controller.

Good luck and if i've helped to resolve your problem please give me the applicable rating.

Respectfully,

Don

Mar 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My controller won't recognize the system, and i have no cable to connect them together, can i get a quick fix?


Yep,

Eventually you will need a cord to charge it, if you push the PS button and the red lights flash it means that it has at least some charge.

With your PS3 turned on and at the main screen; look at the top of your controller where you see the numbers 1-4. Behind that (pretty much on the back top) you'll see a tiny pin hole. Get something to push the button in that hole when you hit the PS button and this will automatically sinc up your controller.

If this doesn't work, get a cable and connect the controller to the PS3 and push this button again.

If I've helped you, please give me 4 thumbs up!

Feb 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Controllers will not connect to playstation console.


connect controller to ps3 using the chragin wire then lick the ps button on the controler

if nothing happens turn on ps3 manually with the controller still connected and it should recognise it again

Dec 13, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The controller is not powering up with new batteries


If your controller does not power up then it is because it has not been synced to the console.

I do not know what system you have so I can not tell you how to do this.

For instance, If you have a Wii, you need to turn on the wii, open the battery cover on the controller. Press the little red button. Then open the little door on the wii where you put the memory card and hit that red button. that should connect the controller to the Wii.

For Xbox 360:
1) Turn on 360 (ring of light) and controller (Start or Guide button).
2) Press the Connect button on the 360.
3) Press the Connect button that's at the top of the controller, next to the slot for a charging cord.
4) Everything spins and flashes, and syncs up.

If you have PS3 then:

Plug your controller into the console with the usb cable, then hit the PS button. that will sync it to the PS3 then you can unplug it.

Hope this helps! Thanks for using Fixya!!

Nov 24, 2009 | Video Game Consoles

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Controller still wont work


Hmm. I think i'll need a bit more info please.

When you reset your PS3 and the system's light goes red and you hit the PS button your controller the four lights just flash? Is that right? The only time your controller will "connect is when you plug it in with USB?

Try this. Turn your PS3 on. Press the reset button on the back of your controller and hold it for a few seconds, then press the PS button to see if it connects then. If it doesn't you could try removing the internal battery from the controller and putting it back in. That might clear up any settings that were saved in it.

Let me know how it goes.

Jun 24, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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