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My sixaxis controller won't turn on my ps3 with the 'ps' button (wireless). when i plug it in with the usb cable, the ps3 doesn't recognize the controller. i have to hold down the 'ps' button for about 10 seconds to turn on the controller. when it finally turns on, all heck breaks loose! it seems like all the buttons and joysticks are going off at the same time. i cant do anything and the ps3 just goes haywire. i have tried resetting the controller and different orders of steps to connecting the controller. i have an aftermarket wired controller that works fine. is it time for a new controller?

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SOURCE: sixaxis controller right trigger button loose

take it out then screw back in it will fit perfectly

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: All lights on Dualshock 3 blink 5 times, then do nothing.

On the back of you dualshock pad next to the L2 button there is a tiny small hole witch looks like it could be a screw hole ! well this is the reset button once you have pushed this you will be able to conect your pad to your usb cable and it work on your console again

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: My Dualshock 3 controller will not work. When I

playstation 3 controller will not work all the lights are on but no go

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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SOURCE: all light blinking then two lights stay on and no button works,

Ok, you've probably already figured this out, but you are in possession of a worthless POS fake PS3 controller. Congratulations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mji_PLB7Tb0
Don't feel bad - i just bought a used white ps3 controller from gamestop and it was FAKE. they better take this back....

Posted on Mar 03, 2010

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SOURCE: i recently cleaned my dualshock 3 ps3 controller

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

Posted on May 26, 2010

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