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New controller ps3 won't reconize it

I bought a second controller and the ps3 won't reconize it. It's fully charged. the four lights flash for a few secs and then stop. Went into game settings and asign my first controller second but still won't reconize the new one.

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  • anita_life May 20, 2009

    Don't have a bluetooth set up for the ps3. do we have to go into bluetooth settings to set up a second controller?

  • Brandon Kennison
    Brandon Kennison May 11, 2010

    did you try to register new bluetooth device option?

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Yes all remotes are bluetooth

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