Question about Sony Wireless Controller for PS3

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I plug the PS3 controller into the to PS3 via usb cord and port and it works fine but when i unplugg it the lights flash and that is all it does, i can't do anything at all with it, i've reset it with the little butten on the back an that didn't help, i have two controllers and neither of them work i have the new 250 GB PS3 iono if that matters.

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1. Turn your ps3 off without the USB key given with the controller
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Sorry for my bad English folks! You know... french people =S

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