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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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Let me know how it goes.

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