Have a gioteck ex-01 headset,my old ps3 broke so be4 i sent it away i removed my headset from it,now i was sent back a brand new ps3 and my headset wont pair with my new console,i turn it on and the led stays solid blue as if its paired and turned on instead of flashing blue/green as it does while the ps3 finds it..i sometimes get an engaged tone.any solutions????????this headset cost me 60 euro so dont want to buy a new one,emailed gioteck support but got no response.
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Re: headset wont pair with new ps3
Is this bluetooth
if it is blue tooth you have to hold blue tooth power on while the pairing mode is searching for headset
if its a cabled headset threw usb you gotta put in your disk for say example= logitech since these are common
the playstation has memmory card that stores the settings but requires you at least set up usb head set parameters either to ps3 or your memmory cards properties
your headset is fine you just require a new hardware setting with the disk that came with your head set
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This works: Turn ps3 on. Plug the controller into the usb cable and into ps3. Then plug the dongle into other usb port. After a short time the dongle will flash quickly (this means it's in pairing mode - when the dongle flashes slowly it's too late). Press the PS/Home button as soon as you see the dongle fast flashing. All the LED's on the controller will begin to flash and after a short time one (or two) will remain solid. Immediately disconnect the charging usb lead from the controller and again the LED's will flash, push the PS/Home button again and after a short time one or two will remain solid. The controller should now be working. If the controller fails to respond repeat this process but make sure that you disconnect the dongle and reinsert (so you can see the fast flashing lights and try again).
On the PS3, navigate to Accessory Settings > Manage Bluetooth Devices. At the bottom, you'll then select Register New Device. Then place your bluetooth headset in pairing mode, usually by holding the power button until the LED blinks rapidly. Back on the PS3, then select Start Scanning and select your device. The PIN for all headsets by default is 0000.
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1. CompatibilityThe PS3 supports only one headset at a time. Multiple players on the same console will have to share. Bluetooth:
PS3 uses Bluetooth version 2.0, and is compatible with all earlier
versions (1.0, 1.1, 1.2). 2009 may see version 2.1 Bluetooth headsets
hit the market, so you will have to try it for yourself on PS3.
All brands of Bluetooth headset should work with the PS3.
USB: USB (wired) Headsets can also be used with the PS3.
Any of the PS2 compatible USB headsets should work with PS3 games.
USB headsets are required for PS2 software used on the PS3.
Not Compatible with Bluetooth Stereo Headphones:
Bluetooth audio signal for PS3 only carries voice chat. The game sounds
and music are played through your TV or stereo receiver only.
If you want to listen to the gameplay with headphones then they will have to be compatible with your TV or stereo receiver.
2. Setup A Bluetooth headset has to be registered, or "paired", with your PS3 before it can be used.
Make sure your Bluetooth headset is fully charged before you begin.
your headset instructions for entering "pairing mode". Activate your
headsets' "pairing mode" so it can be recognized by the PS3.
the Cross Media Bar (or XMB) of the PS3 go to the "Settings" tab, then
down into "Accessory Settings", then down into "Manage Bluetooth
With your headset in pairing
mode, follow the onscreen instructions and let the PS3 scan for your
headset. When your headset is found, follow the prompts and enter a
pass key (if necessary- the default is usually 0000 for all brands).
The pairing should now be complete.
you're using a USB (wired) headset, just plug it into one of the ports
on the front of the PS3 (the system should auto-detect the USB headset).
Mic Test and Volume Setting After
pairing a Bluetooth headset, or after plugging in a USB (wired)
headset, return to the XMB. Go to "Accessory Settings" and choose
"Audio Device Settings". You can test your headset here.
headset should appear as the audio input/output device. If not, just
use the D-pad to highlight the Input line, then scroll until you see
yours. Any microphone you have used with your PS3 will be listed, but
only the current one will be available to select.
Set the "Microphone Level" to 3. You can change the level any time if needed.
Speak into the headset, and the level bar at the top of the screen should move at the sound of your voice.
You can also view a list of Bluetooth accessories you have registered in the "Manage Bluetooth Devices" tab under "Settings". If your mic doesn't appear there then try pairing it again.
There are more ways to configure the audio input and output that can be useful:
the input to (your mic) and leave the output on (default)- one person
can chat with the other players, and the replys will play over your TV
speakers rather than into your mic. Great when sharing one console
because everyone can hear the team talk.
the input and output to (default)- you will hear the game sound and
voice chat through your TV speakers but won't be able to talk back.
Great if you don't have a headset, or if you want the room to hear the
Set the output to (default)
to use stereo headphones with your TV or receiver. Then set the input
to (your mic) and you can chat while wearing stereo headphones. Keeping
the mic close to your face could be a problem since both ears are
already taken! You could try a USB desktop mic and see if that works.
General: If you are having trouble with a headset after it is paired with the PS3, there are a few things to check first:
sure your headset battery is charged and working. Be aware that some
brands/models will need to be paired again after each recharge. It's
not a problem, it's just the way those models work.
sure your controller is charged. Lots of strange things happen when the
controllers don't have enough power, like dropouts and headset
The headset should be set as the input/output device from the XMB.
Bluetooth users, make sure there are no other Bluetooth devices in use
near your PS3. Also try to eliminate any other radio frequency
interference if possible.
For USB users, make sure the connection is secure and there are no wire breaks.
Update your console to the current available firmware.
the PS3 cannot locate your headset, make sure that your headset is in
pairing mode before you start scanning. The headset instructions will
tell you how to set yours to pairing mode.
your headset is missing from the device menu after you re-start your
PS3, you will have to pair again. Many headsets will only "remember"
one device at a time, so you may have to register again after using
your headset with a phone.
headset appears on the Audio Device menu but is "grayed out" or not
selectable, it is not connected. Make sure the headset is charged, and
that it is on in standby. I should connect automatically when the Audio
Device menu is selected. Tap the call button on the headset if it does
not connect, or click on the Connect Bluetooth tab on screen.
Make sure no other Bluetooth devices are in use nearby.
Voice Chat Drops:
in-game voice chat drops are simply network lag. Usually they go away
after a short time, so be patient. In extreme cases you may have to
leave a game and return to reset the chat function.
you use wireless internet, a low signal strength to
your modem/router can make voice chat malfunction. Make sure your
wireless signal is as strong as possible to your access point.
Sometimes a headset will quit after changing discs to another game. Go to accessories and select your headset again.
Make sure no other Bluetooth devices are in use nearby.
4. Playstation 3 Links and Customer Support:
Playstation 3 Support Page- all the official manuals and tips in one place. You can also contact customer support via email from this page.
You need to "pair" the headset to the PS3. Follow the instructions for your headset (usually holding down the power button until you get a SOLID blue light) then go to Settings>Accesory Settings>Register BlueTooth Device>Scan. When you're done, you need to set your input device to your Headset model #, which should now appear.
You have to do 2 things in order to use a bluetooth headset on your ps3. First you have to pair it with the ps3. To do this you go to your setting and register the bluetooth device. Make sure your bluetooth device is in pairing mode when you do this. On most headsets you can simply hold down the button until the light comes on a solid color. once it is in pairing mode you will have to scan for new devices. Once this is done you should see the headset on the list. Choose it and enter your pairing code. If you have not set one it will most likely be 0000. Once it is it paired you will have to change your audio output and input. Go to audio device settings and change the input and output device to your headset name. Enjoy!