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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 happens when i do this the 4 red lights on the controller just flash!!! please help

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  • michaelgreat May 09, 2010

    yes ive tryed reseting the controller and holing the ps button for 5...10secs but still dosent work..thanx anyway

  • michaelgreat May 09, 2010

    yes ive tryed reseting the controller and holding the ps button for 5...10secs it hasnt worked tho any other ideas plz

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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


Posted on May 08, 2010

  • fkuk
    fkuk May 09, 2010

    does the USB cable work

    try a differnt cable but still plugs into the ps3 and controller

    does the controller charge when you plug it into the ps3 or computer


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