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PlayStation 3 Controller

Hey my Playstation 3 controller is not responding, when I turn on PS3 and login it goes over to the Friends-Message Box. Once there I can go into message box and back out but I cannot move to anywere else, as in I can not scroll down in Friends or over out of Friends. I have tryed reseting the controller and rebooting the PS3 with no luck, please let me know if you know what to do.

If needed you can contact me at j240360424@yahoo.com

Yeah I know lotsa numbers. Thanks for any help offered in this matter.

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  • LittleAura Jun 16, 2009

    Ok, well the problem has solved it self apparently. I turned on my PS3 just now and it seems to be fine, not sure what the problem was but it has resolved it self. And KillaMatt thank you for your feed back but I do not have socom but thanks for the invite on that though.

    My "Online ID" is LittleAura.

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Tell me your online id and we could play some socom but whatever ok clean the hard drive or buy a new controller

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