Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Hi, have a look at the back of the control and look at the top where the big screw is in the middle at the top now just to the right of that their is a tiny little whole, now turn your ps3 on dont connect the remote with the usb lead just yet now press the ps button on the remote so the lights start flashing then get a pin and poke it in that whole poke it in strait then you will here a little click this is a reset button then let it reset then after a couple of minutes connect the remote using the usb lead and see if that makes any difference,
let me know if it dont make any difference and ill do my best to assist you further ok
a toothpick would be a better poker than a pin as you can push it in a bit harder a pin is a bit small and fiddly so try and get a toothpick or even a thicker sowing needle then push it in strait and not at an angle and you will then feel it click once you have pressed it in far enough.
Posted on Nov 22, 2010
So you tried using a pin to reset the controller as there is a small hole on the bottom of the controller.
Since all four red lights are blinking when you plug it into the USB on the PS3, this indicates the controller is charging. Leave it there for about a half hour or so before trying to press the PS button. If the controller still does not respond, it may need a bit more charging before it works.
This can happen if a controller has been sitting for some time. Also it could possibly be a bad USB cable where some power is getting through but not enough to power the controller.
Hope I was of some help!
Posted on Nov 18, 2010
Hi there, I had exactly the same problem and in the end I solved it by changing the mini USB cable for another. Try that and see if it does the trick.
Hope this helps
Posted on Nov 14, 2010
If you are having trouble with your PS3 booting up this is a sign that you have corrupted data on your hard drive. The link below will help you address this.
Let me know if you have any more problems or questions
Posted on Nov 12, 2010
I suspect the issue is not your PS3, however I suspect the issue is the controller. I would try getting another PS3 controller- if the issue repeats- then you *know* the issue is the PS3 is the problem- at which point, you would need to contact Sony to get the unit in for repair if it is in warranty, or see if a local game shop could do the repair for... (best bet is Sony)
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
First have you tried any other controllers, do they all have the same issues? have you tried another usb cable incase theres something wrong with the current one?
If all the controllers have the same issues then it could be a hardware issue.
Update your console to the latest available software
Settings > System Settings menu. Option 5 Restore Ps3 system.
1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.
2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.
3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full or Quick Format via System > Format. You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn't detected after initial reset).
Now if your machine is still having issues or you can't do a thing on the machine, it does sound like the usb ports aren't working normally, I'd still go for the holding power button reset and trying once more.
Sony will repair the machine for 150 out of warranty.
I fried my old desktops usb ports in the past and of course I couldn't fix it myself, the components are so small your going to have a hard time fixing it. Better to leave it to the professionals with proper equipment.
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
Welcome to Fixya.
The controller stopped responding. You could try using a pin to reset the controller. There is a small hole on the bottom of the controller.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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