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Ps3 controller problems; ;

Hi. i just bought a ps3 from ebay and the system works fine with only 1 problem everytime i go to the ps menu i can move up and down but the X ,O buttons dont work at all.. this only happens on the ps menu,besides that the controller works just fine i was wondering if this is a software problem i can solve or i would have to return the system which would be a pain<.<: since i wanted it to be working for xmas... i havent updated the ps3 and the current version is 1.93 . so if anybody have sugestions of how to solve this i would apreciate it a lot . thanks

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    i kind of have the smae problem but my controllers is comepletely dead,i mean the red lights won't even tuurn on, i put it in the charger but it seemed to do nothing i really need help!

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    my controller is comin apart and the down button on the d pad is stuck in a bit and its soo annoying ,how can i fix it and duno how to open it up looks like a really small screwdriver... anyone know how to help or know someone who can fix it?

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Dead controllers not a battery issue

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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I am having the same problem with my PS3 that I picked up today. I haven't been able to find a solution on the net yet.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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Put a wener in the controller then try reconfiguring the network and should work. call ps3 werner network controller help and they should fix the problem. thanks. by.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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My normal ps3 controller has packed up, could i use motion controller to use with now TV app?


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Yes you can use Playstation Move physical buttons to navigate any PS3 menu or system, but, you will be needing both the PS Move wand and navigation controller since the navigation is the only one that has a joystick.
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My ps3 was working fine untill i bought need for speed and now it wont read any discs is this something i can sort my self or is it just gunna result in me throwing my ps3 away?


restore the firmware

Step 1:
Turn off your Playstation 3.
Step 2:
Hold the power button down. The system will turn on and turn off once again.
Step 3:
Once the system has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
Step 4:
When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
Step 5:
You will be promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
Step 6:
The Recovery Menu will pop up.

Mar 02, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Godfather 2 does not play on my ps3 - freezes at title screen


Try to RESTORE FILE SYSTEM on your ps3.
Follow this guide,

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when it turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

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I cant get on the internet because I bought my ps3 on ebay and it still has all the previous owners settings and password.


You will need to RESTORE PS3 SYSTEM, this will format the hard disk and delete every data in it, this will include games and saved game progress, and passwords.

Follow this guide. (choose #5 in the recovery menu)

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when it turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To fix the problem of corrupt data you can choose #3.
9. If you want to format your hard drive choose #5. Be aware that this option will delete everything that is in your hard drive.
10. Remember that doing #3 and #5 is not 100% to fix the problem of corrupt data, I say about 70%.

Jan 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When I press the ps button on my dualshock 3 controller for the ps3 two lights come on over the 1 and 2 labels and it won't respond. What is the problem? It used to work fine.


Hi, I dont have a ps3 myself, but sometimes when I play at my friend's house, this happens when u got more than 4 controllers on, like the ones from gh/rockband.
Press and hold the ps button, it should get u to the screen where u can chose to turn off the system, turn off the controller or change the controller number, just put it in number 1 to 4, and should work fine.

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My ps3 won't play my disk-based games


This sounds a similar problem what I had. My PS3 did not start the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu.

I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Jun 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Will not load games


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not load the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu.

I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Mar 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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MY PS3 DOSENT READ MY GAMES


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not start the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu.

I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.


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

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Ps3 wont load games up


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not start the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu. I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Nov 18, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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buy a new controller i am its happend to me to ill see if it works and tell u

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