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My controller had just one red light on and i cannot connect with the wireless or the usb cable to the ps3?

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Need more info, does the controller work with the ps3 at all?
also try plugging into the computer and see if it recognizes it, if not you may need a new controller

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sir good day there are two way on how to configure your wireless controller to your ps3 console.... the automatic pairing and a manual pairing

first way an automatic pairing

1.turn on your ps3..
2.Connect the smaller end of the included USB cable to the PS3 controller.
3.Connect the opposite end into either USB port on the front of the PS3.
The pair light on the PS3 will flash. When it stabilizes, you can disconnect the USB cable
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second way a manual pairing

1.. turn your ps3..
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The flashing lights on the controller mean the guitar is not connecting to the wireless usb dongle connected to the PS3.

1. Verify that the wireless box is plugged in firmly to the usb port on the front of the PS3.

2. If that doesn't work, look on the wireless usb dongle for the guitar hero guitar controller. (It should be a black box with the guitar hero logo on it. You will find a small push button on the dongle. (Make sure your PS3 is turned on, though your guitar hero game does not have to be open. It may be a good idea to have the game running, so you can test your guitar or make sure it is really working). Press and hold the button on the wireless usb dongle for a few seconds. Five seconds should be enough. Doing this attempts to re-connect the dongle and the controller. You will know when the connection is good when the red lights on the controller go steady, as well as the LED on the small button you pressed on the wireless usb dongle. If either lights continue to blink, there is a connection problem still.

3. Try changing the batteries in the guitar controller. Weak batteries tend to cause connection issues.

4. Test the wireless usb dongle and controller with another PS3. This will rule out an issue with your PS3 system.

5. If the problem still occurs on another PS3, the wireless dongle may have gone bad. (This does happen rarely.) Replacements are cheap to find on ebay

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DO NOT INSERT BATTERIES INTO THE CONTROLLER; THE USB CABLE USED WILL SUPPLY THE POWER TO THE CONTROLLER.


STEPS # 1 – TURN THE POWER ON TO THE PS3 CONSOLE.

STEP # 2 – CONNECT THE USB CABLE TO YOUR PS3 CONSOLE AND CONTROLLER.

STEP # 3 – NEXT PRESSE THE SYNC BUTTON ON THE CONTROLLER, THE CONTROLLERS LED INDICATOR’S LOCATED ON THE FRONT OF THE CONTROLLER WILL START TO FLASH RAPIDLY.

STEP # 4 – CONNECT THE USB RECEIVER TO THE USB PORT ON THE PS3 CONSOLE.

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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.

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