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Controllers I am being told that no Dualshock controller is plugged in even though a Dualshock is plugged in and the red light on the controller is on. At first the problem was intermittent but now I can't load games at all. Is there a problem with the Playstation or the controller? Can I put this problem right by myself or will I need to replace/repair the faulty part?

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Re: Controllers

The wires of your controller maybe faulty.

I suggest that you must have the controller repaired by someone who specializes on game console repair (not just by someone who knows controllers). Some problems may require you to use a soldering iron to remove the faulty parts and replace it with new ones or a multi-tester for testing and removing certain segments of the cable if there is wire problem. Chances are you could get other working parts damaged or hurt yourself, which is not your goal.

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