Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
My PS3 pad seems to have gone crazy, at first it worked when it was wireless, but now after i have charged it , it wont work without having the USB cable connected into the Ps3. When i press the PS button to turn the controller on ( without the usb ) the four red lights just flash the eventually stops flashing!
I just fixed mine. The controller itself needs to be reset. There is a reset button on the back of the controller, above the top right hand corner of the square with all on the information and barcode. Press it with a sharp tipped object while still connected to the PS3 via USB cable. Then press the PS button and you should be back on wirelessly.
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
Try turning off your controller with it plugged in and ur ps3 on. Then turn off your playstation and unplug controller. Then unplug ps3 from power. Plug ps3 back in and without connecting your controller push the ps button. Your ps3 should turn on and your controller should work fine.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
Hi JamieD This is something best solved by Sony support. The PS3 has not been on the market long enough to know exactly every problem. Your problem is one of those that is rare. Please contact Sony support at 1800 345 7669. Please Click on Solved for me, since I put effort in to giving you a free tip.
This is something best solved by Sony support. The PS3 has not been on the market long enough to know exactly every problem. Your problem is one of those that is rare. Please contact Sony support at 1800 345 7669.
Please Click on Solved for me, since I put effort in to giving you a free tip.
Posted on Oct 16, 2007
I had the same problem with my PS3. All of my controllers would not connect XAxis, guitars for GH3 and my bluetooth remote. I did a power reset (Unplugged power cord) and started the system again then I connected one Xaxis via the USB cable checked all my settings and disabled my wireless connection. My media server is wireless so I disabled it. I unplugged it (the controller) from the system and it started working. I tested all of my controllers 3 Xaxis, 2 guitars and bluetooth. All worked. Im guessing the wireless conflict had a conflict with the other wireless devices. So try that guys dont buy new hardware GET WARRANTIES. Save ur $$ for other stuff
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
The most likely way to solve this is to reset your PS3 controller. In order to do this you will need to take a sharp-tipped object such as a pen and depress the reset button on the back of your controller.
You will then have to reassign a controller number to the controller in order for it to work properly again. This needs to be done while the controller is plugged in via USB cable.
This process is explained in full detail at the following guide to fixing a broken PS3 controller.
Posted on Nov 21, 2010
Okay i got this 1 i have a ps3 and its probably that the USB is damaged or just replace yur Ps3 controller if it doesn't work charging then try connecting the USB port into the other 3 USB ports. If not just leave yur PS3 controller plugged into the USB port so it charge.
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
I had this problem after moving my ps3 from one room to another, I suspect the ps3 being unplugged contributed. I plugged the controller in and checked for any upgrades, found one was pending and upgraded. Once done the controller worked wirelessly again.
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
I had problems with both the controllers and the bluetooth remote. It was strange bc I could turn the ps3 on with the ps button, but then the four lcds would blink or remote and controllers would stop working randomly. Turning the unit off then on again sometimes solved the problem. I tried to reassign the bluetooth remote only to have the system recognize a bluetooh component before i could even touch the start and enter buttons. Long story short, try removing the USB cord that connects the ps3 to the controllers. My cord was plugged into the ps3 and nothing, once i removed it from the ps3 all problems disappeared... so far so good
Posted on Nov 29, 2009
I have a ton of things to say but to make it short. borrow someones charging cable and see if that fix the problem. Charging cable went bad and it is missleading because it will still charge your bluetooth and even detect you controller but will not charge it correctly or even at all. Save yourself some money.
Posted on Feb 27, 2011
My battery went on my pad when i was playing,and when i put the usb cable in its not working.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
I have my ps3 controler but when i turn on my ps3 it says to connect it but when i do that it just stops working
Posted on Feb 27, 2014
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Connect the USB cable (provided with the controller) into the data USB port on the top of the controller. Insert the other end of the controller into one of the two USB ports on the front of the system.
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