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My ps3 controller isn't charging what should I do ?


First, you need to troubleshoot if it's your system, wire, or controller.

Testing the controller:
Try plugging the wire into another port on the PS3, or into something else to charge it. Try charging it on a friend's system, with his wire, to see if it's your system. If it doesn't work, your controller or battery is bad.

Testing the battery:
Put your battery into another controller, see if it will charge on your friend's PS3 to test it. DO NOT put another battery in your controller: If the controller is shorted, it could ruin your battery!

Testing the Console:
If your controller charges on your friend's PS3 with his wire, try to use their wire on your system. If that works, it's probably your wire. If not, try other ports as I said. If none of the ports charge it (but it charges on your friend's, there's a problem with the voltage or amperage.

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If it's your system: It may symbolize a short life left of your PS3, not not for sure. I would still avoid plugging anything into USB you don't want to risk getting destroyed. You can still charge your controller with certain wall chargers, but only certain ones have the circuitry for a "handshake" the PS3 needs to charge.

If it's your wire: Get one from the dollar store should work.

If it's your battery: Getting one one eBay may be cheaper than replacing your controller.

If it's your controller: I prefer wired controllers personally, anyhow... for everything but the Wii, of course. You're going to need a new one for the PS3. You may want to save your battery for a later time or need.

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My dreamgear chargepack works but when I but my sliver remote control in it lights up which means that its charging but when I try to charge my blue control the lights wont turn on. how do I make the light...


I have several controlers in several different colors, but "coincidently" several of the blue colored controls have had the LED lights stop working completely. I am begining to think that many blue colored Sixaxis PS3 controlers were made during a version that had problems with the LED lights going out and no longer working, or simply a bad batch of controlers.

Did you try letting it charge for a while, even if the ligfhts won't light up, then press and hold the PS3 button to check and see if it took the charge?

On my blue controlers, they still charge and still work, but none of the LED lights illuminate anymore.

Solution would be to buy a new controler, or ignore the lights not working.

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Having trouble with Solar charge control. Prostar.30. no light on and appears not to be charging batteries, light has flickered on and off twice, have checked the solar panel, Batteries are holding at...


That's an issue with the inexpensive charge controllers that is known. The internal voltage regulator and pulse width modulator isn't performing correctly and interpreting the power from the panel. I recommend you look at getting an AIMS Power charge controller. Their 30A model is flawless.

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Nyko charger won't charge


Had same problem with blinking lights and not charging.
Plug charger base in (blinking lights), remove controllers, and plug USB cable into front charge slot (behind hinged panel). This reset charger base and lights stopped blinking. As FYI - the USB was connected to other device (charging it). Add the controllers and correct charging lights show up - including the controller 1 and 2 symbols. Controllers now charging.

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Hi our controllers wont charge on our playstation 3 console can you help


Are you charging it correctly? To charge the controller, you use the PS3 charge cable that should have come with the controller (it's a USB A to mini B cable). Plug the USB A end into any port on the PS3 console and plug the mini-USB B side into the PS3 controller. The controller will only charge if the console is on.

Are the USB slots on the PS3 busted? Try a different slot on the PS3 console, or try a known working controller/cable combination on the slot in question. Alternatively, you can use something that has a USB port on it to charge your controller (for example, a laptop or PC). Again you must make sure the device that is charging the controller is on.

If the problem was the PS3, you can send it in for repair (if under warranty, it's free; otherwise it's 150$ so it might be better to just deal with the broken USB port).

Maybe the cable is broken? Try another cable, if possible, with a USB slot and controller you know is working. If it is the cable you can get replacements for really cheap.

If you can confirm that it's none of the above, the problem is probably with the controller. The first thing you should try is resetting the controller. There's a small button on the back of the controller, near the L2 button. You'll need a paper clip, but just press that. Then try to use it/recharge it again.

If it still won't charge it's possible the controller is dead (as in the battery will no longer hold a charge). The best way to confirm this is to try and use your controller while it's plugged in (as if to charge it); if it works while plugged in, but stops when you unplug it then the battery has died. You can replace the battery yourself (there are instructions in the PS3 manual), or send in the controller to Sony for a replacement (assuming it's a first-party controller aka made by Sony). If you're under warranty it's free (first party peripherals are covered), otherwise they may still take it for a fee but I'm not sure.

Hope you're able to fix the problem!

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Controller does not charge


make sure u have the right usb of charging , if it continues not to charge then the controller charging system has a problem.

Apr 23, 2010 | Sony Wireless Controller for PS3

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We have rechargeable controllers. They no longer accept a charge. We bought a new battery pack - when you plug in the USB cord from the console to the controller, it says they are fully charged, but when...


it seems like the charge cable isnt charging the pack. have u tried using an alternate charging method like a charge stand? or try on another controller, if it still doesnt work on another controller, its your charge cable.

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Playstation 3...Battery in controller is low, plug in controller


The dead give away for a dying controller is the red light on the numbers will flash.

When you plug your controller in and hit your PS button, at the top you'll see a controller symbol and a battery icon. If the battery bars are moving then it's charging. When it's fully charged it will display 3 bars solid even when plugged in.

I've been wrong before; but I'm 99% sure you cannot turn off the system and have the controller charge. As far as I know the system must be on while charging the controller. From my experience it takes about an hour or 2 to get it fully charged.

Good luck and if i've helped you please give me 4 thumbs up!

Respectfully,

Don

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Dualshock 3 battery is not charging


Have same issue. Contollers only 2 month old and stopped holding a charge. The controllers flash 'dead battery' when switched on, if I plug up the charge lead they flash to say charging, and after 10mins or so they stop flashing. But no charge in battery. both my controllers have been charged less than 10/15 times.
This fault seems to have come about after the latest system update?
I think you should contact Sony.

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My ps3 keeps saying ne detected controllers when one is plugged in, there are 4 red lights flasing on the controller which is plugged into the console, after 20 minutes still no controller detected, any...


You need to press the ps switch and see if it says charging.When the lights flash on the controller it means they are charging the batteries.
The only way I know of to fix this problem is to switch off the PS3 from the switch in the back.Then turn it back on.The PS3 will assign the controllers.

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