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PS3 controller won't turn on, even when plugged into the PS3

My controller was working fine, then I didn't use it for about 2 days. When I went to use it, I hit the PS button in the middle to turn it on, but it wouldn't. I thought the battery was dead, but when I plugged it into the PS3 to charge it, it still wouldn't turn on.

I've only had my PS3 for about a year, but since it was a gift, I don't have the receipt. It's not beaten up or anything, but some of the paint is worn off from using it, and I doubt any store will exchange it.

Anyone know how I might be able to fix it???

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