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PS3 controller has 4 red flashing. Console has green, display OK. No response from PS button with USB connect or not. 5volt on 1 USB is on and off, other OK Help please

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4 flashing means it has a dead battery leave it plugged in with the system on. if that doesnt work change the cable reconnect and leave it to charge good luck

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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.

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Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. Heres how you can connect your controller to your PS3.

1. Press the tiny Reset Button on the back of the controller

2. Plug in the USB Connection wire

3. Restart Console

4. When loaded, Press the PS Button

5. Disconnect the USB wire

Then it should have recognised the controller and auto-assigned, hope this works for you


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I hit reset system by mistake, now my controler has all 4 lights flashing and won't activate after hitting PS button.


Hi,


Heres how you can connect your controller to your PS3.

1. Press the tiny Reset Button on the back of the controller

2. Plug in the USB Connection wire

3. Restart Console

4. When loaded, Press the PS Button

5. Disconnect the USB wire

Then it should have recognised the controller and auto-assigned, hope this works for you


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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


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Gigaware remote for ps3 cant connect


I can not locate a Remote For PS3 By Gigaware now if its a controller Follow these steps

Connect to PS3
1. Turn on your console and plug the receiver into the first port on the console. The RX indicator on the receiver flashes.
2. Slide POWER ON/OFF to ON to turn on the controller. The controller’s POWER indicator lights and the 4 port indicators flash.
3. The controller connects with the receiver automatically after about 3 seconds. If successful, the RX indicator on the receiver lights.
4. Press the PS button to assign a controller number. The corresponding port indicator lights.
Manual Search
If you are unable to automatically connect, try manual adjustment.
1. Repeat steps 1 and 2 under “Connect to PS3.”
2. Press CONNECT on the receiver. The RX indicator flashes.
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3. Press and hold SELECT and L3 (left analog stick) on the controller simultaneously for at least 3 seconds. When the RX indicator stays lit, release SELECT and L3.
4. Press the PS button to assign a controller number. The corresponding port indicator lights.
n Notes:
• Repeat “Connect to PS3“ or “Manual Search“ if the connection fails again.
• If you purchase a new receiver for the controller, but have previously been using it with the supplied receiver, you will have to follow connection steps again.
Reassigning a controller number
1. Press and hold the PS button for one second. The functional screen displays. Select “Controller Settings”, then “Reassign the controller.” Press X to confirm.
2. Use the D-pad to select the number that matches the controller’s port.
3. Press X again to confirm. The corresponding port indicator lights up.
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Connect to PC
1. Plug the recevier into a PC’s USB port. The receiver’s RX indicator flashes.
2. Slide POWER ON/OFF to ON to turn on the controller. If connection is successful, the RX indicator on the receiver lights and the 4 port indicators on the controller turn off.
Test the controller
1. Open the control panel on your PC, and double-click “Game Controllers.” Then click “Properties“ and the testing screen appears.
2. Press the buttons of the controller. After testing, press OK to exit. You are now ready to play games.
Troubleshooting
If the controller stops working at any time, or will not connect to PS3 or PC, follow “Manual Search“ steps on pages 5-6.

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Controllers will not connect to playstation console.


connect controller to ps3 using the chragin wire then lick the ps button on the controler

if nothing happens turn on ps3 manually with the controller still connected and it should recognise it again

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The controller is not powering up with new batteries


If your controller does not power up then it is because it has not been synced to the console.

I do not know what system you have so I can not tell you how to do this.

For instance, If you have a Wii, you need to turn on the wii, open the battery cover on the controller. Press the little red button. Then open the little door on the wii where you put the memory card and hit that red button. that should connect the controller to the Wii.

For Xbox 360:
1) Turn on 360 (ring of light) and controller (Start or Guide button).
2) Press the Connect button on the 360.
3) Press the Connect button that's at the top of the controller, next to the slot for a charging cord.
4) Everything spins and flashes, and syncs up.

If you have PS3 then:

Plug your controller into the console with the usb cable, then hit the PS button. that will sync it to the PS3 then you can unplug it.

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CONNECTION A:

DO NOT INSERT BATTERIES INTO THE CONTROLLER; THE USB CABLE USED WILL SUPPLY THE POWER TO THE CONTROLLER.


STEPS # 1 – TURN THE POWER ON TO THE PS3 CONSOLE.

STEP # 2 – CONNECT THE USB CABLE TO YOUR PS3 CONSOLE AND CONTROLLER.

STEP # 3 – NEXT PRESSE THE SYNC BUTTON ON THE CONTROLLER, THE CONTROLLERS LED INDICATOR’S LOCATED ON THE FRONT OF THE CONTROLLER WILL START TO FLASH RAPIDLY.

STEP # 4 – CONNECT THE USB RECEIVER TO THE USB PORT ON THE PS3 CONSOLE.

STEP # 5 – WHEN THW CONTROLLERS LED INDICATOR’S LOACTED ON THE FRONT OF THE CONTROLLER START FLASHING SLOW PRESS THE HOME BUTTON.

WHEN THE CONTROLLER HAS ESTABLISHED A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE CONTROLLER AND THE USB RECEIVER ONE OF THE CONTROLLER’S LED INDICATOR’S WILL BECOME SOLID RED.

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Make sure console #1 is a "hard off", like switched in the back. Now flip your controller over & put a pencil or pen tip in the reset hole. ( Just to the right of the center screw hole.) NOW connect said controller with the USB to console #2. Hold the PS button for two seconds. All 4 lights will flash 5 times, then the 1 light should stay on, Boo-ya! You're PAIRED!

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