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PS3 I put in my tiger woods 2008 and it asked to me to update so i did and now it says connect controller using usb cable and press ps button and i did but now the screen is stuck like that

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Make sure your controller turned on

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Wen i want to play a game on line that i have is ascking to do the update, the update starts then stops freezing what should i do


Put your PS3 in Standby Mode. The first thing your going to want to know is your model number. It can be found on the back panel of the PS3 on the serial number label, and it will begin with CECH. Example - Serial: XXXXXXXXXXXX-CECHXXX -

For models: CECHA01, BO1, E01, E01MG, G01, H01, H01MG, K01, LO1, AND P01, it will have a power switch on the back. Flip it off then back on and you will have a solid red indicator light on the front.

For models: CECH-2001A and 2001B, press the power button on the front until the indicator light turns red. If all else fails unplug the power cord and plug it back

Time to enter Safe Mode. Press and hold your finger over the power button on the front until you hear three beeps and the indicator light goes back to red. Then release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds the third and final beep will sound then the indicator light will return to red.)

Press and hold your finger over the power button again until you hear a quick double beep. The release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds you will hear the double beep.)

You will then see this screen. "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button".

Connect the USB cable to the USB port on the front of your PS3 and the top of your game controller, (between the left and right bumpers). Then Press the PS button in the center of the controller.

You will then see this screen. -REMINDER: -BY DOING THE FOLLOWING ALL OF YOUR DATA ON YOUR PS3 WILL BE LOST, YOUR ONLINE STATS ARE ON THE NETWORK SO YOU WILL GET THAT STUFF BACK, INCLUDING GAMES AND ADDONS YOU BOUGHT FROM THE PSN.-

Select option number 5. (Restore PS3 System). Then select yes to perform step. You will then see this screen. "The hard disk's file system is corrupt and will be restored.

The PS3 will then restart. You will see many different languages, all that is is saying is, "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button". Press the PS button and set your settings when it finishes it will start up and its fixed!


Regards.

Jan 11, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I updated my PS3 because it told me it would not run without and update and now it doesn't recognize the controller... CECHP01 used the latest update 3.66 (it asked for 2.76 or later.)


PS3's will sometimes loose their connection to the controllers. I have always fixed this problem with these steps:

1. Make sure the system is off (red light)
2. plug the control in with the usb cable
3. press the PS button in the middle of the controller (this will let the console relearn the controller)
4. once the lights on the front of the controller are not blinking red anymore, and have a single green light indicating which player the controller has taken, hold the PS button and turn off the system
5. once the system is off, unplug the usb cable
6. the controller should work without the cable now. (check by pressing the PS button to turn the system back on

Controllers will lose their connection to the PS3 when they die completely, during updates, power outages, etc. I don't know what exactly causes it, but I have had to do this process several times since I got my PS3.

Thanks,
John Vickers

Aug 12, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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After restoring my default settings on my ps3 because i was unable to play a game i turned it back on and its asking me to connect controller to console using usb cable and press ps button but nothing...


is the usb cable in the first slot?
and connected to the controller at all times while doing this steps

try clicking the reset button on the controler which is underneeth the controller you need a paper clip to push it
then try


May 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My screen is frozen in updates. It tells me to press ps button to use my controller. What is this?


Its the very middle button on your playstation remote. If its saying press the ps3 button on your control its possible your ps3 is not frozen but your ps3 remote has just turned off..

Press the very centre button and check the lights on the top of the joypad. Are any lights lit solid? Once the light comes on solid the controller is active. If these do not light youll need to charge your ps3 remote with the usb cable that came with the ps3.

Also if your ps3 remote is lit for number 2, hold down the ps button, very middle for about 5seconds. Should have an option for reassign controllers, select that and put your controller to number 1.

Hope this helps

Apr 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I did quick settings system restore, and now it is trying to start up, but I cannot get past the "connect controller using usb cable and then press ps button" page. My controller is connected and was...


chances are that u need to get ur controler linked to ur ps3 just connect a usb from the ps3 to controler hope this helped also

Their is a problem with psn accounts their updating servers so be patient

Mar 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 does not detect controller even with a USB cable


hold down the ps button. and then connect a usb cable .

Sep 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstaion3 turns on but all i get is a black screen. Everything is connected...the remote wont even turn the system on. If it does turn on the screen is messed up and it freezes.


Ok first of all take out the Hard drive (under a cover on the bottom of the PS3) and reinsert it. Then connect the remote with the USB cable and when asked press the PS button. If it still doesn't work you are going to have to download the newest PS firmware from the PS website, put it on a flash disk (memory stick), put it in the PS3 and follow the instructions on PS's site to update the firmware.

Aug 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Freeze after 2.35 update


no did you turn off your system when you were updating or were there any other problems while updating?

May 18, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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