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Ps3 bluetooth headset

Hi, we have a ps3 and a bluetooth headset, how do we assign the headset to the ps3. On the ps3 there is a section whereby we can install headset but then, although the headset is powered up the ps3 can't see it!! most frustrating. Can you offer advice?

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Kaz

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  • kazzamann Feb 16, 2008

    Hi, we have a ps3 and a bluetooth headset, how do we assign the headset to the ps3. On the ps3 there is a section whereby we can install headset but then, although the headset is powered up the ps3 can't see it!! most frustrating. Can you offer advice?

    Cheers
    Kaz

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  • matty 08 Dec 20, 2008

    hi there i hae the same problem to . my ps3 headset cant even be found. all is says is scanning please wait. its been over 20 mins and still nothing. iv'e tried it over and over pls help

  • josho 139 Dec 31, 2008

    i have the same problem... also i held my logitech button down for about 5 minutes and it didnt give me a blue light only green... pls help

  • ince123 Jan 02, 2009

    i have same problem but when u click on accsesory setting theres no regeistor bluetooth setting on my console how can i get that up

  • trueblue0099 Jan 13, 2009

    I don't have the following on my PS3: Accesory Settings>Register BlueTooth Device>Scan.

    All I've got is Accesory Settings>Manage Bluetooth Devices>Scan.

    Although it scans for 30mins +

    Please help!

  • revoevom21 Mar 07, 2009

    when i put the headset in the usb slot the headset doesn't turn green but blinks red a couple times and stops blinking

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    You guys are ******* awesome!!!!

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Totally worked!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    i have a ps3 and and bluetooth headset and i cant get it connected please help

  • bigdwelch Apr 22, 2009

    there is a pass key and i dont have one how do i register the headset

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    How long does it take to scan?

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You need to "pair" the headset to the PS3. Follow the instructions for your headset (usually holding down the power button until you get a SOLID blue light) then go to Settings>Accesory Settings>Register BlueTooth Device>Scan. When you're done, you need to set your input device to your Headset model #, which should now appear.

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  • xxerocoolxx Sep 01, 2010

    thanks for the help all you have to do is hold down the power button till you see your power light start blinking and the mic mute back and fort then go to scan blue tooth wait 10 sec and there it is...

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You have to go to settings and then go to headset or install bluetooth if it says that then go to attatch bluetooth then once you go there you have to put the code of your blue tooth if a number appears then click it until it scans your bluetooth (you have to have your bluetooth on) when its done scaning it go to vioce changer and you can change the voice you want it to sound like you can hear it if you have it on but first you have to choose the headset you have then put save(ok) if or just go to attach accsesory and do the same thing. send me and email if you need more help at DGKME@yahoo.com

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PS3 hater's sugestion worked the bet THANXS A MILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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For me i held the power button until it started to blink green/blue then hit scan and it found it within 10 sec

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Ok, well i have a bluetooth to and there was a picture of a telephone on it kinda... Atleast i think that was a telephone and i just had to hold that untill the blue circule lit up and stad lit up and didn't blink. then you just click the scan for bluetoth and that should work. Post back to me if that works.

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Have a gioteck headset ex-o1 model,my last ps3 broke so i removed the headset from the console before sending it away now the headset wont pair with my new ps3 the ps3 just keeps scanning and cant find it,the led on the heatset is solid blue as if turned on instead of flashing blue/green as it does while its found by the ps3!!any solutions i dont want to have to buy a new headset

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