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Controlers will not connect to ps3

Four lights flash

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Connect them by the cord if this doesnt work than try connecting them to another ps3 to find out if its the controllers or the ps3. i have only encountered one instance where the controller just died and wouldn't work. it is rare but possible. hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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Hmm. I think i'll need a bit more info please.

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Try this. Turn your PS3 on. Press the reset button on the back of your controller and hold it for a few seconds, then press the PS button to see if it connects then. If it doesn't you could try removing the internal battery from the controller and putting it back in. That might clear up any settings that were saved in it.

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