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CONTROLLER PROBLEM Hi my controller stops working after about 2 mins use and thats with the usb cable connected cos it wont work without it oherwise.all the lights start flashing on the controller and even if i press the ps button so the controller hooks up to any of the ports it just wont happen.I have to turn the ps3 off and start again with the same results 2 or 3mins into any game

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Try resetting your Controller. Using a paper clip, there is a small reset button on the underside of the SIXAXIS. Press it.

While your PS3 is still on, press the PS button on the controller.

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