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Wireless controllers do not starup system when ps button is pushed. system does not recognize controllers without cable.

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Hello,

the wireless controller is not properly paired with the ps3.

Step 1) Use the USB cable that came with the PS3 to plug in the controller to the PS3.


Step 2) Press the reset button on the back of the controller. Wait until controller restarts and works with console again, possibly reconnect usb cable if noting happens.


Step 3) Press the PS button in the center of the controller.


that should do it.

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

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