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PS3 Problem In the middle of a game the controller stops working. The console does not detect this disconnect and you have to restart the console to get it to reconnect. This is happening alot and with both of my controllers.

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  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. however also happens with my guitar hero guitar controllers (both of them), so I think that it is unlikely that I have dropped or thrown all of my controllers, I am very careful with my gadgets!

  • chancecard Nov 01, 2008

    My controllers seem to disconnect from the system. It happens with both controllers. when one stops, you can't connect the other either. It is like the system won't recognize either, and you have to restart the system.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    same problem's not a controller problem. does the same thing with new controllers. It's a bluetooth problem in the ps3 it's self....YOU HEAR THAT SONY???

  • jack884 Feb 02, 2009

    Not a controller problem...does the same thing with new controllers. It's a bluetooth problem within the ps3....YOU HEAR THAT SONY??!!!...probably not...


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Your controller has been thrown or dropped one to many times. I had the problem after throwing mine.

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