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<span>Ensure your playstation 3 is properly set up and connected to Plug the power cord for the PS3 wireless controller into one of the usb ports on the front of the PlayStation 3.<span><br /><br /></span><span>Plug the power cord for the PS3 wireless controller into one of the USB ports on the front of the PlayStation 3.<span><br />Plug the other end of the power cord into the access port on the top of your wireless controller.Allow the wireless controller to charge, leaving it plugged into the PlayStation 3 undisturbed for several hours to gain a full charge.Disconnect the PS3 wireless controller from the power cord. Press the PS button to start up the PlayStation 3. The PS button is in the middle of the controller. It is clear and displays the PlayStation logo of a letter P and a letter S molded together into one shape.Use the wireless controller to control the PlayStation 3, exactly as you would have with a corded controller for earlier PlayStations.<br /><span><br /><br /></span></span></span></span>
The controller for the PlayStation 3 is unique to any other previous PlayStation controller in that it is wireless. The controller is not physically plugged into the system, which means that you can still use it from any point in your room and you don't have to be a specific distance away from the PS3. Occasionally the controller will run into problems, which are often displayed to the user as a series of blinking lights on the controller itself.
Move closer to the system. If you get too far away from the PlayStation 3, the controller will not be able to transmit its signal to the system. This will cause the lights to blink and the controller to become unresponsive.
Recharge the controller. As the PS3 controller is wireless, it operates on an internal battery. If the battery becomes too low, the lights will start to blink, alerting the user that it needs to be plugged into the system to charge. Plug the controller into the system and charge it fully before attempting to use it again.
Turn the controller on and off. If the lights start to blink and you can't determine the reason, turn the controller off and then back on again. This will clear its internal memory, essentially resetting it. When the controller comes back on it will operate as normal, without blinking lights.
If you are talking the wireless for the controllers they use bluetooth and the signal strength is dependent on how much interference there is around you. If you are speaking of the wifi capability for the network connection you cannot increase the strength of the signal from the PS3 it needs to be done with the wireless access point.
I picked up the folling troubleshooting tips from the PlayStation Knowledge Center. I know it may seem silly or insulting; This is not my intention. Problems like this are usually just little things you're over-looking. Give thest tips a shot, one by one, and see if your solution is in here. If it isn't, message me back here & we'll try something else to get your controller working, ok? By the way... Is it a sixaxis controller or dualshock?
Verify if the SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller works with the USB cable.
Verify that the SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller's battery is charged.
Attempt to pair the SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller to another PLAYSTATION 3 system. This helps determine whether the problem is with the system or the controller.
Attempt to connect another SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller to the PLAYSTATION 3.
Move closer to the PLAYSTATION 3 system. The maximum range for Bluetooth is 30 feet.
Make sure you have less than seven Bluetooth peripherals paired with the PLAYSTATION 3.
Unplug any other USB device plugged into the system when pairing the SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller.
It sounds like the wireless antenna inside your PS3 is defective. Assuming you are on warranty, they should easily replace that part OR the entire system at an approved service center. Please let me know if this helps.
The hard drive doesn't have anything to do with the controller. The xbox itself has a wireless communication unit inside, similar to a portable phone. It sounds like the batteries in the controller are dead, or there is something interfering (anything else that uses wireless technology, or any large metal objects).