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My Dualshock 3 controller will not work. When I press the PS button (connected or unconnected with USB cable, doesnt matter) all 4 lights will blink 5 times, then do nothing. I have tried reseting it, bought a new USB cable, and nothing works.

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Welcome to Fixya. Heres how you can connect your controller to your PS3.

1. Press the tiny Reset Button on the back of the controller

2. Plug in the USB Connection wire

3. Restart Console

4. When loaded, Press the PS Button

5. Disconnect the USB wire

Then it should have recognised the controller and auto-assigned, hope this works for you


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2. Plug in the USB Connection wire

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Then it should have recognised the controller and auto-assigned, hope this works for you


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