Question about Sony Wireless Controller for PS3
Just today, my PS3 controller started acting weird.
I can turn on and off the PS3 with it, no problem. All buttons appear to work, however, when I start a game, the problems begin.
If I press the PS button and get to the XMB menu, i can't use it. Turning the controller off and on fixes this, but only once, the second time I try to use the XMB, it won't work. Also, all of the buttons work, until i start to play that game, for example in PES 2009, I can set up a match, but once I begin to play, only the analog sticks work.
Any ideas? I don't have the money for a new controller at the minute :(
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Ok I found out the simple problem and solution. It is the black foam strip that is right in back of the terminal strip fight by the lights once you open the controller. A piece of black foam is supposed to be underneath the clear strip in order for the controller to turn on and function. Adding paper or bundled tape helps the issue of buttons acting up if you press down on L3 as well. Check out this video it gave me the epiphany - It also helps when the buttons malfunction , this is why I opened it to begin with .
Posted on Oct 30, 2012
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