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Ps3 controller won't turn on...

Okay well I bought a used 80 gb ps3 at a game stop they had checked it out everything was fine. But today I tryed to play a game and my controller I got with the ps3 won't turn on, I plugged the controller into the ps3 and it still wouldn't turn on... So do I have to let it charge a little while before I try to use it or whats wrong with it?

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Hi..

Hardware problem. Usually the motherboard, sometimes it's the hard drive. You can use a few ideas from this guide:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=3290911

but more than likely you'll have to send the unit into Sony for repair. You can reach them @ 1-800-345-SONY..

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Just let it charge for about 30 minutes then see if it turns on.If it does not see if gamestop will take it back.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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Hi i haev this problem of my ps3 controller its just turned off i cant turn it on i try to chatge it but still its ded plz help thank u.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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The best and really only way to transfer games from one ps3 to another is to get a portable thumb (usb) drive and save the games to it. Next save the games on the new ps3.

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Go to Settings, System Settings, Back Up Utility.

You'll have to hook up an external usb drive with a good amount of space.

Use the backup utility.

Swap the 40gb drive with the 80gb drive.

Follow the onscreen PS3 prompts. A message will possibly pop telling you that you need to download a firmware file etc. If it does download the latest PS3 firmware from here:

http://www.us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3

You'll need to have it installed on a folder on your external drive like this:

PS3-->UPDATE-->firmware file

The playstation will look for the file once you press the SELECT and START buttons at the same time on your ps3 controller.

Follow the prompts, it should be straightforward.

After everything is done.

Go back into Settings, System Settings, Back Up Utility.

Click Restore and then follow the prompts.

Boom you're back in business.

Let me know if you have any other problems and check out my PS3 blog here for tips and other info:

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did he get the game off ebay or from overseas. If so they wont work in certain regions

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sory mate you just had a fabric defect ps3 so go to playstation .com or call playstation and they should apply warranty.good luck this error is very common among ps3 not your fault

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Tried several things and determined the blu-ray lens are shot. Traded system in towards a new one from Game Stop. Not worth the expense of lens replacement, cleaning and overall frustration.

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