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When I plug it in to my ps3 through the usb it flashes but does not sync to controller 1 or 2...just continuous red flashing lights. I don't know what happen to it to make it act that way or how to fix it. Can you help?

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It is either due to a low battery or probably the life span of the controller battery have been exceeded so you need to get them replaced. either ways, one sure thing you can do is to look under the ps3 controller and you'll see a tiny hole dat looks like a dot on the under of the controller. try using a pin to push it in because it is the reset button and would take care of everything like errors occuring within the controller aand if the problem continues, take the controller to a repair shop and get it checked but before that, try charging it

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

  • pauge007 Mar 19, 2012

    thank you for the tip on resetting the controller, working fine now:-)

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