Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

My ps3 keeps saying ne detected controllers when one is plugged in, there are 4 red lights flasing on the controller which is plugged into the console, after 20 minutes still no controller detected, any clues why. many thanks

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 114 Answers

The controller needs charging, it does take quite a long time to charge.
We have 2 controllers just so one is on charge.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Night Owl:

    An expert who has answered 10 or more questions between 12 midnight and 6am on the same day.

  • Expert
  • 142 Answers

You need to press the ps switch and see if it says charging.When the lights flash on the controller it means they are charging the batteries.
The only way I know of to fix this problem is to switch off the PS3 from the switch in the back.Then turn it back on.The PS3 will assign the controllers.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I updated my PS3 because it told me it would not run without and update and now it doesn't recognize the controller... CECHP01 used the latest update 3.66 (it asked for 2.76 or later.)


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
5. once the system is off, unplug the usb cable
6. the controller should work without the cable now. (check by pressing the PS button to turn the system back on

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.

Thanks,
John Vickers

Aug 12, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 shut down wont restart flasing red light


PS3 shut down automatically and leave a flashing red light,
Please read this post, you can find a solution : PS3 Red Light Blinking Fix

Feb 01, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Hi my ps3's hard drive keeps saying it is corrupted and when I restore it it starts and saying the system is corrupted and restore system but it is like go around in a circle can you please help as it is...


Hi there..

Please follow these steps to get your console out of the HDD corrupt mode.

NOTE THAT BY DOING THE FOLLOWING ALL OF YOUR DATA ON YOUR PS3 WILL BE LOST, YOUR ONLINE STATS ARE ON THE NETWORK SO YOU WILL GET THAT STUFF BACK, INCLUDING GAMES AND ADD-ONS YOU BOUGHT FROM THE PSN.-

1.Put your PS3 in Standby Mode.

2.you should know your model number. It can be found on the back panel of the PS3 on the serial number label, and it will begin with CECH. Example - Serial: XXXXXXXXXXXX-CECHXXX-

3.For models: CECHA01, BO1, E01, E01MG, G01, H01, H01MG, K01, LO1, AND P01, it will have a power switch on the back. Flip it off then back on and you will have a solid red indicator light on the front.

4.For models: CECH-2001A and 2001B, press the power button on the front until the indicator light turns red. If all else fails unplug the power cord and plug it back in.

5.Press and hold your finger over the power button on the front until you hear three beeps and the indicator light goes back to red. Then release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds the third and final beep will sound then the indicator light will return to red.)

6.Press and hold your finger over the power button again until you hear a quick double beep. The release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds you will hear the double beep.)

7.Connect controller to PS3,then you will see a screen that says "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button"

8.Connect the USB cable to the USB port on the front of your PS3 and the top of your game controller, (between the left and right bumpers). Then Press the PS button in the center of the controller.

9.you will see a list of options on your screen, select option 5 (Restore PS3 System). Then select yes to perform step.You will then see a screen that says, "The hard disk's file system is corrupt and will be restored."


10.The PS3 will then restart. You will see many different languages, all that it is saying is, "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button". Press the PS button and set your settings when it finishes it will start up and its fixed!





Jul 13, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

1 Answer

Just bought an older 80 gig ps3 from a pawn shop. I received hdmi, power audio and video cable, and 1 wireless controller with usb cord. when I power up the unit it says detected an hdmi source.. but I...


you need to plug the usb cord in to the ps3 and the controller. then press the ps button then it should work. if it does not then keep it plugged in and press the small reset button with a pin on the back of the controller and then repeat the first step.

Jun 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Cant get the controller to work


is this the six axis? if so have you tried the reset button on the bottom of the controller? And does it work when plugged in to the usb port? if you have plugged it in and it still dosent work then its possible the controller is bad. If it does work when its plugged in then its the controller battery. if you try it without the usb and it just blinks 4 red lights then the PS3 isnt picking it up and could be a problem with the bluetooth reciever in the PS3.

Aug 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

Controller not working


I had the same problem, so I called customer service and had me do this:

1) with the USB cable plugged into the controller, power down the ps3 and turn the on/off switch in the back to "off".
2) hold your thumb down on the front button (where you normally can turn it on) while turning the switch on the back to "on" again. keep your thumb or finger on the front switch.
3) You will hear the normal "beep" that you usually hear when the PS3 boots up, but after a few seconds later, you will hear a secondary beep. Remove your thumb or finger after this second beep and the PS3 will reset itself after a few seconds. I have a projector connected to it, so I had to set the display screen back to HDMI afterwards, but when I disconnected the USB cable the controller worked wirelessly again. The customer service rep said that this allowed the controller to pair with the PS3 again. Note: You probably do not have to have the controller plugged into the USB cable at all while doing this. I just happened to have it plugged in. Hope this helps.

Mar 29, 2009 | Sony Wireless Controller for PS3

1 Answer

Flasing red light


If you've got a flashing red light on your console, it's probably overheated. Make sure you've got plenty of space around your system for it to breathe and it isn't in a location that's hot or enclosed. If you've got flashing red lights on your controllers, that means they're charging or that they're not paired with the system. Press the PlayStation button on the controller to make the flashing stop. Good luck!

Jan 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My ps3 wireless control dont want to charge


My ps3 control wont connect all it does is the 4 red lights keep blinkin on and off

Jul 18, 2008 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Controller still wont work


Hmm. I think i'll need a bit more info please.

When you reset your PS3 and the system's light goes red and you hit the PS button your controller the four lights just flash? Is that right? The only time your controller will "connect is when you plug it in with USB?

Try this. Turn your PS3 on. Press the reset button on the back of your controller and hold it for a few seconds, then press the PS button to see if it connects then. If it doesn't you could try removing the internal battery from the controller and putting it back in. That might clear up any settings that were saved in it.

Let me know how it goes.

Jun 24, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Flase red light when turn on


Looks like the fall damaged the unit. Try turning it in for warranty. Off course don't mention the falling. Just tell them the yellow light appeared out of nowhere.

It's still risky though, if Sony suspects something happened to it before this problem they will probably not trade the unit or let you pay for a new one.

Greetings,

DarkNeogen

Jan 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

176 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

Zhenya Ogorodnikov

Level 2 Expert

218 Answers

shaun taylor

Level 3 Expert

1525 Answers

marley mcelhinney

Level 3 Expert

490 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...