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29 Jun 2012
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PS3 controller (X triangle circle etc won't work)

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Hi guys my PS3 controller's square triangle x and circle buttons don't work. But the analog sticks work. Also the funny thing is, when i click the reset button and immediatley press x it works for 1 time but after that doesn't work.

 

What is this meant to mean? Cheers.

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Take it apart and have a fiddle around with it? 

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Sounds like you have a stuck buttons (or two) best thing to do is rub honey on it.
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Yea, your x triangle and other buttons aren't working. You could try Spotters advice as I rubbed honey into my honeys honey last night and it did the job.
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Cheers guys - I'm going to still try and see if i can get it working.

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if you think it is completely knackered taking it to bits and cleaning it might fix it, but I have heard it can be difficult to put them back together though.
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Try a diy fix yourself but if not you might have to fork out on another expensive controller :(
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I'm sure it's not a problem from inside because when i press reset and then press x it works for 1 time? What does that mean?

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hasanpat wrote:

I'm sure it's not a problem from inside because when i press reset and then press x it works for 1 time? What does that mean?



It means you have to press reset and then x every time you use it.

 

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do the buttons stick? if not there could be a problem with the PS3 ... 

 

are you one of those peeps that throws the controller at the wall when you cant beat the game?

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I come here for genuine help.
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How does rubbing honey on it help? I just want to know before I try

 

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homicide-410-tay wrote:

How does rubbing honey on it help? I just want to know before I try

 



The honey will act as an anti-sticking agent.

Slap some honey on there, wait an hour or two, clean it off and your controller will be as good as new.

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It won't help at all but it would be fun.

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Depends on how old the controller is as to what the best advice would be. If it's very old and you've used it a lot, it might just be wear and tear. If it's newer, you might be able to get a replacement (if you kept the receipt). Otherwise there are videos on YouTube that detail on how you can take it apart to take a look, if you're up to it.

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I really hope he tries this :)
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I had the same problem but I used the honey trick and now its better than new :)
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hi when you do the honey trick do you put it on the actual button or do you open your controler up.

thanks

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If I put honey how do I do that
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Mine just started doe that

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