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My gigaware controller is not connecting to my ps3

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If you have updated your PS3 to version 3.50, it overwrites a third-party firmware the gigaware controller uses. Therefor, making it impossible to connect. This just happened to me not long ago, very dissapointed in it. There is no way to roll-back your PS3 version, unless you can get Sony to give you a roll-back code.

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  • nickalex13 Dec 25, 2010

    If you have updated your PS3 to version 3.50, then by doing this you have allowed Sony to overwrite Third-party firmware that the gigaware controllers use. Therefor by doing so, your gigaware controller will not work or connect. This happened to me recently. I had to turn it back in and get a controller made by Sony instead. I hope this helps.

  • nickalex13 Dec 25, 2010

    Sorry for double post.

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