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My PS3 controller won't turn on. When I say that, I mean the lights don't even blink. It won't charge or turn on. Please help! I can't get a refund (well, I can but not for nearly as much as I bought it for) It's a dualshock 3 and it says sixaxis below that. My controller is about 2 months old... I'm hoping to complete a solution in 2 days (unless I have to send it to sony. Then THAT'S hopeless)

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Same thing here. I DONT KNOW IFTHIS WILL WORK FOR YOU, BUT I...cleaned both ends of the usb cable with a Q-tip and a tiny bit of alcohol. Then i swabbed the female port of the controller. I NEVER TOUCHED THE PS3. i was asfraid of doing damage. Went back online for solution tips, 10 minutes later i realized my controller lights were blinking and charging again. Hope it works for you.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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    marnier_tris Jul 10, 2012

    wats the frmale port the part u plug the chrger in the controller

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