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Wireless controller stopped working even with usb cable connected

Watched a movie and the controller worked then left the ps3 running for an hour or so then put in another movie and the controller red light was on but it was unresponsive so i reset my ps3 and that brings me to this problem of it not turning on again even when i connect the usb cable no lights flash and the controller remains completely unresponsive. Controller is not very old and has not been used very much or mistreated and i'm totally confused as to why this has just happened when it was fine an hour ago?

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  • criscarver27 May 19, 2009

    my contoller has the lights blinking and then they turn off and they wont come back on and i plugged the usb cable in but nothing help

  • russell_aver May 24, 2009

    reset didn't work for me only made it worse completely disconnected the control from the ps3 and turned out red lights. Once it decided to to turn back on i lost all response of the buttons. Luckily my control was still under warranty so returned it and got a new one. My only thoughts on why this happened was due to moisture in the air as we've had heaps of rain lately.

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Happened to me too. There's a small reset button on the back of the controller, you'll need a biro or paperclip in order to push it.

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • spookerspook May 24, 2009

    Forgot to mention you have to pair it to PS3 again using usb cable after reset.

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