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Ps3 Controller won't Sync

My dual access ps3 controller won't connect even with usb chord plugged in, The lights will flash red when I hit ps button, but they turn off and nothing happens. The controller worked fine, but recently has started doing this. Any clues on what's wrong with it?

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  • paulwillywil May 11, 2010

    look on the back and see if it has a small hole with a reset button inside,if it has press it and try again,hope this helps.

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hi, i had this problem also. u have to plug in the usb receiver (looks like a usb storage that you would use for pc) into the front of pc. make sure you have batteries in controller turn it on and press home. red light will flash on usb receiver until controller is paired with it. hope this helps

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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MY CONTROLLER ONLY WORKS WHEN THE CABLE IS CONNECTED. I TRY TO CONNECT IT TO PS3 USING PS BUTTON BUT THE RED LIGHTS FLASH EVERY 2 SECONDS

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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i don't know where you bought it but you should have gotten a usb receiver with your controller. you need that to be plugged into your ps3 and synch with your controller. here is the step by step from the beginning

http://www.dreamgear.net/lava-glow-wireless-controller-without-rumble.html

go down to the bottom of the page and look at the manual. and as you can see the controller comes with a matching usb receiver

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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The controller comes with a little USB dongle that needs to be plugged into the PS3 controller port before it will sync with the PS3.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010

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idk. i have the same problem!

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My ps3 controller doesnt connect with my ps3 :( . when i press the ps botton no lights come .but when i charge all 4 lights blink .please help !!!!!!!


I had just fixed my controller with that problem. Theres a tiny hole on the back of the controller. That is the reset button. Get something really small and thin so it can hit the button. Once done turn on your PS3 and plug up the controller with the usb connector. Once done press the PS button then it will start blinking and then assign a controller number

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Hey there,
You just need to sync your controller with your ps3. To do so, use the USB cable that plugs into the controller and into a usb port of your ps3.
You will then be able to start your ps3 and push that ps3 button on your controller, once the ps3 has started, and you'll be good to go.

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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

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My friend gave me a ps3 controller...so now i dont know how to sync it...i have it fully charged and i plugged it in the usb but all that happens is 4 blinking lights...i can't get it to sync...Help...


press the button on the back with a pin plug it in using usb cable switch ps3 on then when the ps3 controller buttons blink press the ps button on the controller then unplug usb.

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The controller will only connect if its plugged in a usb, if i disconnect it continually flashes all the lights and wont sync with the system?


Plus your controller in to the usb port in your ps3 once it connects press the PS button and it will sync and voila it's done. If you want to change it to a friend's console do the same with their console

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I tried to connect my controller to the ps3 and all it does is it just keeps blinking, help me


Putting batteries in controller
Turn on the PS3
Turn on controller
Press the sync button, the LEDs will flash rapidly
Insert the usb that comes with the controller, the LEDs flash slowly
Press the home button on the remote
READY.

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Problems connecting a ps3 controller


Here's how to connect it tou your ps3. Mine works perfectly guys.

1. Turn your ps3 off without the USB key given with the controller
2. Make sure your controller is off.
3. Turn on the ps3
4. Turn on the controller
5. Press on the sync. button of your controller.
6. Plug the USB key into one of your ps3's port
7. When the light above your controller starting to flash slower, just pess the home button and your controller will be sync.

You can't turn on the ps3 with this controller. So turn it on manually than press the home button of the controller to turn the controller on.

If my post doesn't solve your problem, I really don't know how to solve it. I managed to connect mine so I hope it'll be the same for you!

Sorry for my bad English folks! You know... french people =S

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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.

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