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I just bought a new dual shock 3 controller and it won't turn on. I checked the back for the reset button but it seems like there is just a little hole and no actual button

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Stick a pin in the little hole when the controllers on and the light on the front will go off.

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

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Brand new Sony dual shock 3 analogs not responding like my other ps3 controllers


Take it back to the shop if it is under warrantee. Don't mess with it and destroy your warrantee.

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I bought a dual shock controller but the little reset button at the back doesn't have a button in it, so can't reset. What can I do. The lights are blinking when I plug in the usb cable, but that's it. ...


Hi,

You need to use a paperclip to press the reset button. Unfold the paperclip and push it into the reset hole which is to the right of the screw above the sticker on the back of the controller.

Once you have reset it, plug in the USB cable and press the round button to sync with the PS3.

Hope this helps,

Chris

Mar 17, 2011 | Sony Dual Shock 3 Controller for...

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Dual shock 3 controller will no longer stay synced to my system. When I turn on the PS3 I can press the Home button and four lights will flash but the control won't connect wirelessly. When I plug in the...


Have you recently tried using the controller for a different system.

If so, you will need to get a safety pin or something similar to press the little 'reset' button on the back of the controller. Once you press this button, connect the controller using the USB cable and you should be ok.

If this doesn't work, your wifi card has gone bad and will need to be replaced.
To check your wifi card, which controls everything wireless, try connecting your PS3 to wi fi. If you can connect then your card is good. If not, then you will need to have it replaced. Good luck.

Jan 20, 2011 | Sony Dual Shock 3 Controller for...

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All light blinking then two lights stay on and no button works, i can only turn on my console (pres ps button) via usb connected to this controller. tried to reset controller, turned off console and turned...


Ok, you've probably already figured this out, but you are in possession of a worthless POS fake PS3 controller. Congratulations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mji_PLB7Tb0
Don't feel bad - i just bought a used white ps3 controller from gamestop and it was FAKE. they better take this back....

Sep 18, 2009 | Sony Dual Shock 3 Controller for...

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Dual Shock 3 Doesn't seem to work at all


i have the perfect solution...
step 1- plug usb into controller, make sure the system is off
step 2- press thee reset button on the back of the controller then turn your system on with the systems on-button
step 3- once the system is on, press the ps button.
step 4- remove the usb and then pres ps again
step 5- it workz, gud lukk!

Apr 12, 2009 | Sony Dual Shock 3 Controller for...

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Triangle button sticking


Try a little rubbing alchahol on a Q-tip. do not drip in to controller, just rub around the button and press the button a few times. might have to do it a few times, let it dry before doing it again. It will break down what ever is sticky.

Jan 28, 2009 | Sony Dual Shock 3 Controller for...

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It won't turn on!!


I had the problem on the controller not turning on and then just blinking a few times when plugged in to charge. I pressed the reset button (use a paper clip) on the back a couple of times. It didn't SEEM to work, but then I plugged it in to charge and the controller is working again. Maybe this can help some of you? Good luck!

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