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Ps3 problem when i press my the ps button on my controller,all 4 lights blink.then when i plug the usb with it and the console the blinking goes slower n the controller turns off......plz help

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The controllers take a long time to charge up........leave it on charge for a few hours

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

  • yoyoyoyooy Mar 20, 2011

    i keep it charging and it still wont turn on. And when you keep it connected it stills synchs in and u can play it. I have the same problem and i thought u wanted to give more info

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How have you tried to pair it?

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PS3's will sometimes loose their connection to the controllers. I have always fixed this problem with these steps:

1. Make sure the system is off (red light)
2. plug the control in with the usb cable
3. press the PS button in the middle of the controller (this will let the console relearn the controller)
4. once the lights on the front of the controller are not blinking red anymore, and have a single green light indicating which player the controller has taken, hold the PS button and turn off the system
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Controllers will lose their connection to the PS3 when they die completely, during updates, power outages, etc. I don't know what exactly causes it, but I have had to do this process several times since I got my PS3.

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Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. Heres how you can connect your controller to your PS3.

1. Press the tiny Reset Button on the back of the controller

2. Plug in the USB Connection wire

3. Restart Console

4. When loaded, Press the PS Button

5. Disconnect the USB wire

Then it should have recognised the controller and auto-assigned, hope this works for you


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There's a secret reset button on the PS3 controller.

It's here:

Just hold down the button with a paper clip for ten seconds.

If you still have problems it's time for a new controller.


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