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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Unless the controller hardware has failed, I'd surmise it has somehow lost its wireless pairing (setup of identification and link with the base unit). Connect the controller to the base unit with a USB cable and turn the base unit on. The pairing will be done automatically. Next, give the controller an ID number between 1 and 7. Once that is done, you should be able to disconnect the USB cable and use the controller normally. (You do not have to turn off power to disconnect a USB cable.) If the Playstation base does not recognize the controller when it is plugged in with the USB cable, the controller has a bad part inside. If the controller works normally when plugged in, but not in wireless mode, there is a problem with the wireless operation. This could be either failure in the controller or base unit, or interference from some other device nearby. For example, a furnace igniter emits RF energy over a wide range of frequencies; if the controller works only when the furnace igniter is not running (you can hear the sparks on an AM radio while it runs), then the furnace ignition circuit is the real culprit, and you should check its ground wiring.
Assuming it is a fully functioning controller and is NOT malfunctioning, all you have to do is press and hold down the PlayStation button in the center of the controller. Your PS3 should turn on and the controller should have the 4 channel lights illuminate briefly, until it settles on an available bluetooth channel (usually channel #1).
Now, if the controller isn't working, then you have to charge it. To charge it, plug the mini end of the USB cable into the front of the controller and the regular end of the USB cable into the PS3. The controller will slowly charge while allowing you to actually play whatever games or movies or whatever you are trying to do with your PS3. After approximately a 1/2 hour or so, you can feel free to unplug the USB cable from the controller and there should be no further problems.
If your controller continues to fail to work after unplugging, then you may have a dead battery. You then have 3 options:
1. Live with it and just know that you have to keep the controller plugged into the PS3 via the USB cable, 2. Send the controller to Sony to have the battery replaced (or whatever other thing it is that they need to fix...assuming it's still under warranty), 3. Buy a new controller.
i just sync both of mine to my ps3 it was giving me difficult at first, but i noticed the when u first put in ur usb wireless thing it starts to blink really fast and when u push the p3 button on the controller twice it flashes really fast. so i took out the wireless usb thing then put it back in so the light on it would be flashing really fast like it was searching for somthing, then press the p3 button twice to make the lights flash really fast aswell so it will sync with it. Thats how i got both of my controllers synced we my ps3. the lights on on the wireless usb thing and the controller lights must be flashing fast at the same time to sync.
If You Live In Canada Or America The Controller Will Likely Not Work Because It Was Designed For A Japanese Ps3 But You Should Attach To Usb Cable To The Controller And To Your Ps3 And Leave It For An Hour And It Should Work Then If Not Then It Is Broken Or Your Usb Cable Is
something in your ps3 is not making a good connection check your controller and see if still working without the usb cable link your controller with the usb cablee then disconnect it and see if still one light on then check your wireless control board and see if still detecting networks but I can guaranty that this is an error for something that is not working eather the blu tooh or the wireless card both are in the same board
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.