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Controller Light Problem

Won't assign a controller number

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The analog controler can't b
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2nd controller not working


Try this: Switch on controller 1 on, now hold down the PS button, now select Re-assign controllers and set this one as 1. Now turn it off.

Switch on controller 2 and do the same as above but Re-assign the controller as 2. Now power off.

They are both trying to grab the top spot at the same time.

If this doesn't work, connect that controller using the usb cable and do the same as above.

If the controller still has botth LED's lit when the usb cable is connected, then either the controller is faulty or the PS3 is at faulty and may have to but set back to factory defaults, do this first and if that doesn't sort it out then the controller is faulty.


Sep 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console


Sync a ps3 controller to a diffrent ps3

<span> <li> <p>Using a PS3 controller charge cable (the cable that connects your controller to a USB port on a PS3), connect the PS3 controller to the console you wish to sync it with.With the cable still inserted, press the PS button in the center of the ps3 controller.The lights on the PS3 controller will flash for a moment, and then a controller number will be assigned to the new controller.Your PS3 controller is now synced to the console, and you can unplug the charge cable. Repeat these steps when you want to sync your controller with a different console.If you ever need to reset the Bluetooth connection of a PS3 controller entirely, locate the small pinhole on the back of the controller. By using a paper clip or other thin object to press the button inside this pinhole, you can reset your controller and its Bluetooth connection.<br /></li><span><br /><br /></span></span>

on Dec 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Tried connecting controller with xbox on and buttons doesnt work

If you power up a new controller and the Ring of Light lights just keep cycling around in a circle without settling on a position, this means that the game console does not recognize that controller.

This can happen with a new controller or when replacing batteries.

To sync it up with the XBox 360, you need to first turn on your game machine,

then turn on the wireless controller (push the Xbox button and hold it until it lights up),

then press the little connect button on the game console (round button to the right of the two memory slots on the front of the machine),

then press the connect button on the rear of the wireless controller in between the left and right buttons that you normally push with your index fingers (above and to the right of the battery release button).

The Ring of Light will cycle on the controller and then it will be assigned a position by the Xbox and stay lit. To turn a controller off or disconnect it, press and hold the Xbox button in the middle for a second or two until the light goes off - if you are in the middle of a game it will ask you if you want to turn off just the controller or the console as well. When the console powers down, all wireless controllers are automatically turned off.

If this does not work, attempt to connect with a different controller to make sure that the controller you are trying to use is not defective.

Hope this helps!

Apr 06, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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PS3 wireless controllers default assignment

If you have a BD Remote or a USB PS2 to PS3 controller converter connected to your PS3, it will automatically assign your PS3 controller to #2 to rectify this problem do the following:
  • Reassign BD Remote to #7.
  • USB PS2 to PS3 controller converter will need to be disconnected.

Mar 19, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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Setting up a 360 wireless controller

Turn Your Console and Controller On The Xbox® Guide button in the center of your controller puts the Xbox 360® experience at your fingertips. Press and hold the Xbox Guide button to turn your console on.
To turn on your console only, press the power button on your console. To turn on your controller only, press the Start button on your controller.
Once on, pressing the Xbox Guide button gives you immediate access to the Xbox Guide. To turn off your console, press and hold the Xbox Guide button for three seconds and then confirm your selection.
Turn Your Console and Controller Off To turn your console and controller off, press and hold the Xbox Guide button on your controller for three seconds. Then select whether you want to turn off just your controller or both your controller and your console. (Selecting the console will turn off both the console and all connected controllers.)
To turn off one controller when multiple wireless controllers are connected, press and hold for three seconds the Xbox Guide button of the controller you want to turn off, then select Turn Off Controller.
To turn off your console only, press the power button on your console
When you connect a controller to your console, it is assigned a specific quadrant, which glows green to indicate the controller's number and position. Each subsequent controller connected to the console (up to four) is assigned an additional quadrant.
If system problems should arise, the Ring of Light on the console will flash combinations of red.

I hope this solved your problem.
Happy Gaming!

Oct 17, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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Cant connect a big ben interactive controller to a playstation 3

bigben controller and ps3
i had this problem with bigben mega pack bought with ps3 nov08
the problem is caused i find that the sony wireless controller supplied
has been already allocated as number 1 controller, this has to be changed while the bigben matches
the FIX:
boot the machine with sony controller and go into
settings\accessory settings\reassign controllers\ and re-assign the sony as number 3
(use left stick to move numbers up/down)
plug in the bigben receiver unit into a usb slot and then switch on the bigben
now the receiver light should now stop flashing and the bigben now has a single light agains number 1
go again into re-assign controllers and change the bigben to number 2
then re-assign the sony controller from number 3 to number 1
close down system
re-boot using the sony PS button (the bigben PS button does not boot PS3)
the sony should now be indicating that it is again number 1
the bigben receiver unit should have a steady red light but
the bigben will have all the lights flashing - click the PS button and they will stop
it now should only showing one light next to number 2, so is assigned as number 2 conroller
thats it
Note: I wanted to use 2 controllers for the game 'littlebigplanet'
Now if the two controllers are on, the game asks to assign a profile for the
other controller when it opens, so then you choose another user (that u have created)
Then another rag doll drops into the pod that is controlled only by the bigben (user2)

Aug 19, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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I have a xbox 360 wireless headset, and cannot get it to assign to my wireless controller. It keeps assigning to my wireless steering wheel, and when I press the connect button to cycle, it skips my...

argghhh had same problem. it seems that the wireless hedset will only work with newer controllers...
If you call Miscorsoft, they will arrange to swap out your controller.

To be honest its not worth it, the quality is pants, gives off terrible feedback and the battery doesnt last long.

Aug 09, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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Xbox 360 guitar hero no sound controller 2

goto options with the controller and check if sounds are turned up.

Jul 08, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Ps3 controller

everytime you play the Ps3 and you try to play a game it loads and you have to press the PS3 button again.

click the Thank me Button XD
I helped all i can

Mar 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi, This May help ?

You can change the controller port/number assignments. If the controller port/number is specified by the software, assign the appropriate controller port/number.*
Controller port 2-D cannot be assigned using the PS3 system.

You can check the current controller assignments by pressing the PS button on the controller.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Feb 19, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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