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Ps3 dvd remote control will not work with system

We purchased a sony dvd remote control to use with our ps3 when using it to watch movies. Unfortunately we could not get it to register on our system even after following all the on screen instructions. We exchanged the remote with another one believing it to be a remote problem however the new one does not work either.
What are we doing wrong?

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  • kered Dec 25, 2007

    We have the same problem . the remote simply will not register when you follow the on screen instructions??????

  • BunnyKiller Dec 26, 2007

    Similar problem, purchased the Sony BD ( for PS3) remote and
    followed both the on screen and written directions( with remote)...
    nada... did the close proximity dual button press activation and even
    after 2 minutes nothing, no screen change no results of blutooth
    recognition. Did a version check of the PS3, 1.92 was displayed. I am
    assuming that 1.92 is later than 1.30 as the packaging for the remote
    states it requires. Neither the quick reference or the safety and
    support manuals offer any description or insight to solving this
    problem. Do I HAVE to hook the PS3 up to the internet and register this
    monster to get the system to function properly???


  • Markps3 Jan 10, 2008

    I have the same problem, I cannot get it to register on the PS3. I have tried everything. Any solid instructions to get it to work.


  • chris willia Jun 15, 2008

    I bought the remote and it worked for about a month and now it wont work.How do I fix this

  • Dilettantish Dec 13, 2008

    Yep - my BD remote stopped working, so bought a new one only to find it doesn't work either. I think something happened with an update that scuppered the BD remote connection.

  • jamesp2000 Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem latest updates still it will not register following the directions to a tee. 25 dollar paper weight.

  • jim9888 Feb 07, 2009

    I have a 80gb ps3 & bought a sony bluetooth remote control as extra, however it does not work even after i followed the on screen help set up..I have tried so many so called experts, but they choose not to reply!

    Can someone solve this issue please??



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I had kind of the same problem with my remote. My problem was a little different. I had already registered my remote and then one day later it stopped working. I had to restore the settings, then change the batteries about 4 times, put the remote as close as I could get it, and the remote finally registered.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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My solution was removing the lithium batteries( Energizer 1.695 v) and putting the supplied batteries ( SuperX 1.255 v, probably alkalines) into the remote. Obviously the remote has a voltage preference and will not function properly with the higher voltage lithiums. I also hooked the PS3 up to the "internet" and upgraded to version 2.1sumthing ( didnt pay attention to the .1sumthing) but here is the catch... I changed the batteries after I had upgraded to the 2.1sumthing. I tried the lithiums after the upgrade and still no bluetooth recognition. Sooo I changed the batteries to the ones that came with the remote, tried the recognition again and it worked. Also, I did the close proximity button pressing ( basically put the remote on top of the PS3 ) to get it to recognize the signal. A thought, if you have flourecent lights or strong magnetic fields close to the PS3 ( 3-7 feet), it may interfere with the Bluetooth signal.


Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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I had the same problem, finally put remote within inches of unit and pressed both buttons as requested. Within 10 seconds the
screen did finally change and remote was working.
Sincerely, Spuds

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

Add me to the list. When it gets to the screen thats says press and hold down both enter and start it just sits there.
Anyone find a solution

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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