Question about Sony Dual Shock 3 Controller for PlayStation 3

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I recently cleaned my dualshock 3 ps3 controller and opened it and after i finished and put it back together the PS button didnt work and as soon as i put the usb cable in all 4 lights flash it wouldnt connect and when i put the usb cable out the lights turn off and nothing happens i tryed the reset button but nothing happens. the controller is unresponsive and it just wont connect to the ps3 its constantly off the lights just keep flashing and flashing

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  • HollisGamer Sep 27, 2012

    Were you ever able to get your controller fixed ?

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Ok I found out the simple problem and solution. It is the black foam strip that is right in back of the terminal strip fight by the lights once you open the controller. A piece of black foam is supposed to be underneath the clear strip in order for the controller to turn on and function. Adding paper or bundled tape helps the issue of buttons acting up if you press down on L3 as well. Check out this video it gave me the epiphany -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cnXHaHw1qA&feature=related

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Re-open the controller and re-seat everything, making sure no buttons or wires are trapped.
Regards
Mike

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • HollisGamer Sep 27, 2012

    Mike I am having the same problem, I reopened and made sure everything was back in place. Nothing is trapped. Any other solutions ?

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