Question about Mad Catz PS3 Bluetooth® Headset Wireless Headset
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, SOME HEADSETS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH PS3. I HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH MY PLANTRONICS 3XXX. I FOUND THE SOLUTION WAS THAT I WASN''T HOLDING DOWN THE BIG BUTTON ON THE FRONT LONG ENOUGH. WHEN I WOULD PRESS THE BUTTON, WHILE PS3 SEARCHED, I WOULD ACCIDENTALLY TURN OFF THE BLUETOOTH.
BE SURE THE BLUETOOTH IS POWERED ON. ONE TAP SHOULD DO.
WHEN PS3 BEGINS TO SEARCH, HOLD DOWN BIG BUTTON, AND DO NOT RELEASE UNTIL PS3 FINDS.
IF THERE IS A LIGHT ON THE BLUETOOTH, IT WILL PROBABLY BLINK A COUPLE TIMES WHEN FOUND. THE NAME OF THE BLUETOOTH WILL ALSO SHOW ON THE TV.
OH YEA, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR PS3 SETTINGS.MAKE SURE IT IS SET TO ACCEPT BLUETOOTH HEADSET CONNECTION.
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
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Before the Headset can be used with the PS3, the two devices must be
'paired' so they can communicate with each other. Use a gaming
controller for this procedure and ensure that the Headset is powered on
(flashing blue LED light) and that it is not being charged via USB
1. Power on your PS3 console.
2. Within the "Settings" menu, press X
on "Accessory Settings."
3. Press X on the icon labeled: "Manage
4. Scroll down and press X on the icon
labeled: "Register New Device."
IMPORTANT: Depending on
your model of the 8860 Bluetooth® Headset, your power button is either
an oval shape with an icon of a circle with a line going through it (5a)
or it is a button with a phone icon (5b). Please follow the appropriate
next step depending on your model of the 8860.
5a. Once at the next screen, prepare the
Headset to be paired with the PS3 by holding down the K1 button until
the LED flashes Blue and Red (hold K1 approx 12 seconds).
5b. Once at the next screen, prepare the
Headset to be paired with the PS3 by tapping the pairing button located
next to the volume controls on the side until the LED flashes BOTH Blue
6. Once the Headset's LED indicator is
alternately flashing Blue and Red (indicating the Headset is ready to be
paired), press X on "Start Scanning."
7. Once Scan is complete, the PS3 will
recognize all Bluetooth devices within range.
8. Locate "8860" from the list of
available devices and press X on its icon to be prompted for a Pass Key
9. Enter 0000 (four zeros) as the Pass
Key and press X on OK
10. You should then be taken to a new
screen stating: "Register completed"
The PS3 is unable find the Headset.
A. If the Headset has been paired with another Bluetooth device, the PS3 will have trouble finding the Headset. Either remove the Headset from the paired device or turn off the Bluetooth power on the paired device.
The Headset cannot be activated after being charged for 20 minutes.
A. To activate the Headset, the battery needs to charge for at least 40 minutes. It is highly recommended to fully charge the battery before use.
No indication of charging is shown.
A. If the Headset battery is empty or has not been used for a long time, it may take some time for the Headset LED indicator to show charging status with a steady Red light. Make sure the PLAYSTATION 3 is turned on. The 8860 cannot charge without the console being turned on.
No sound can be heard from the Headset.
A. Please make sure of the following:
-Make sure that the two devices have
-Make sure that the Headset is turned on.
-Make sure that the two paired devices are within 30 Ft. (9.15 meters) of each other.
*** Do not try to pair the headset to the PLAYSTATION 3 when the headset is attached to the USB cable. If it is attached to the USB cable when trying to pair up, it won't pair with the PLAYSTATION 3. ***
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