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USB Port problem?

My PS3 usb ports seem to work fine. All my controllers can be charged on each port, but sometimes i have problems with rockband and my usb flash drive will only be read on the second port. Is there something wrong with my ports or just how it is?

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    none of my ps3 usb ports are working for anything except with one of the usb cords. Why?/?/?/?

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    one port does not work, cant get mic to work

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    My left USB port does not work with my PS Eye camera or Singstar microphones. Charging does work, so it looks like it is functioning as a USB 1 port or something... I will call Sony for this.

  • DBagInaBuggy Feb 08, 2009

    My usb port will charge controllers but any other accesory will not work.



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Yea 2 of mine dont work

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Sounds like just how it is call sony

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