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I just purchased my playstation 3. I can't get the Sony dualshock 3 to work. When I plug it in all the lights on the back are blinking but the controller won't to anything

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After you plug in the controller, wait till the light under the 1 becomes steady and all other lights stop blinking. once that has happened your controller should be synced with your console. if this does not happen after waiting several minutes, then you have a faulty controller and i suggest to turn it back in. please rate my solution, good or bad.

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Welcome to Fixya. Heres how you can connect your controller to your PS3.

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I picked up the folling troubleshooting tips from the PlayStation Knowledge Center. I know it may seem silly or insulting; This is not my intention. Problems like this are usually just little things you're over-looking. Give thest tips a shot, one by one, and see if your solution is in here. If it isn't, message me back here & we'll try something else to get your controller working, ok? By the way... Is it a sixaxis controller or dualshock?
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  • Verify that the SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller's battery is charged.
  • Attempt to pair the SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller to another PLAYSTATION 3 system. This helps determine whether the problem is with the system or the controller.
  • Attempt to connect another SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller to the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Move closer to the PLAYSTATION 3 system. The maximum range for Bluetooth is 30 feet.
  • Make sure you have less than seven Bluetooth peripherals paired with the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Unplug any other USB device plugged into the system when pairing the SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller.

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U UNPLUGGED THE SECON CONTROLLER SO PLUG IT BACK IN DUH

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