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None of my three controllers will connect wirelessly to the playstation. I tried to connect them with a usb cable and nothing happens.

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First of all the new update for ps3 renders the Intec third party controllers useless...
try just using a wired connection for a while if that works... thats what i did when if first opened my controller.
try listing more in depth details on what your trying and so on.

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