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PS3 controller disconnects while playing games or watching DVD's. Have tried leaving it plugged into the usb port all the time - still disconnects. I then have to reboot the console to get the controller to work again

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  • paul370 Feb 28, 2009

    I have tried both these things and dropout still occurs. It seems strange that it happens even when the controller is plugged into the console via usb cable. Is the bluetooth still used even when they are connected by cable? 

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    My controller will shut off in the middle of playing a game. The "Fine" people at Sony have told me that my Blue Tooth has gone bad. Is there any way I can fix this without there help?

  • paul370 Mar 03, 2009

    I have performed a full System Restore. I will test it over the next few days to see if the fault still occurs
    Thanks for your help

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Check the controller settings under,

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 disconnects while playing games or  - 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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Let me know what happens.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Feb 28, 2009

    Yes and it's known to cause interference with the controllers, but that shouldn't matter if they're wired.

    It's a bit strange.

    I'd recommend using the backup utility and then performing a System Restore.

    See if the problem persists BEFORE you restore your backup.

    Let me know what happens.

    Best of luck!


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 02, 2009

    Have you tried the System Restore yet?

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